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Once again, iOS screws up Daylight Savings Time

0. phoneArena 27 Oct 2013, 20:50 posted on

What is so difficult about Daylight Savings Time? Spring ahead, fall back; it is such a simple concept and yet iOS can never seem to get it right. Nearly three years ago, a problem with recurring alarm clock settings on the day that Daylight Savings Time ended, resulted in alarm clocks waking up iPhone owners an hour later than scheduled in some European countries.Those in Australia were woken up an hour early...

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posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:04

1. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 256; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


No big deal it's only once or twice a year.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:14 34

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Waking up an hour after you're suppose to isn't a big deal? Huh.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:42 1

29. Quezdagreat (Posts: 428; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


If you read the article it says it doesn't affect the alarm, and it did not mess up my 8 a.m alarm

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 15:19 1

66. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Here you go ifan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-BTHnPHUPI

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:23

47. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 256; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I've seen in the past people use the 'didn't change the time' excuse four days later when they were late.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 19:01 1

68. lyndon420 (Posts: 4554; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I always leave my clock settings at the mercy of my phone carrier's network....why set it manually. My carrier (Rogers) never fail with their daylight savings time. Is this a luxury iPhone users don't have...letting their carrier tell their phones what time it is?

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:15 15

5. Finalflash (Posts: 3204; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Once or twice a year that can cost you dearly. Phones are literally used as everything these days and if it messes up the time for say waking up for work or a job interview, you are going to regret it. It shouldn't be that hard really and for a platform that only has one clock for that matter.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:19

45. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 256; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


One day a year when you might get up one hour late BTW on a Sunday is trivial and most people will understand your tardiness.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:23 4

58. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Not if you have an important meeting or some other appointment, time is money, YES even on a Sunday. If you are an hour late to my meeting I leave, I'm no longer interested, I take my business else where, and many work on that mentality, maybe you don't but plenty others do, that's why this is a big deal.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 13:20 1

64. mattkl (Posts: 212; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


Wish I had a meaningless job I could be late to as well. Lucky

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:52 20

8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Apple fans in denial. I suppose an easily bypassable lock screen, accelerometer issues, overlapping PNGs, colour fading icons and BSODs are no big deal as well?

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:09 14

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 5981; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I'm wondering where all the "Apple iOS is perfection" cry babies go.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:39 2

26. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


You talk as if your cheap open source OS is perfect.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:50 17

31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


At least it can handle Daylight Savings Time changes.

Maybe you should petition PA to write some articles about bugs in Android? The problem is that as Android gets further on in releases, the bugs seem to be less and less. Each new edition of iOS OTOH, seems to have a whole new set of bugs.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:00 1

44. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


A few bugs in a well designed and enjoyable to use OS is fine and acceptable. A poorly designed, inconsistent, laggy and unresponsive OS from an advertising giant whose main aim is to turn you into an advert consuming zombie is not. There's your article about Android.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:24 3

48. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I don't think you qualify as one of PA's 'correspondents'. Try re-submitting your 'article' to Daniel. Or Nick. Or Michael.

Better luck next time.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 05:14

69. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


"A few bugs in a well designed and enjoyable to use OS"...
How stupid and stubborn can you be..!!
Its juz an OS. Why try so hard to defend it even if it creates issues and problems of all sorts when using it...??
If there is an issue with any damn OS, it has to be acknowledged and resolved rather than Trolling about other OS...

Did you gain anything by defending iOS???

Did this trolling against other OS solve the issue? I guess not....
Accept the reality that there is a bug.
Juz like you, Apple is so stubborn not to accept that there is an issue.. they are repeating mistakes again & again...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:25 2

59. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Very true. iOS7 has brought with it a whole new and larger can of worms.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:31 7

34. joey_sfb (Posts: 5981; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


'cheap open source OS' LOL!

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:39 3

36. MEeee (Posts: 353; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Ba ha haa aahaaaaa aaaa

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:40 7

27. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Crying in the corner because their life is a lie now.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:20

46. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 256; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


btw I'm a Nexus user.

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 22:31 2

17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Errg. I think the saying runs something like - even a broken clock is right twice a day....

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 00:45

37. Kriksis (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


that only works with mechanical clocks, not with digital...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 02:28

50. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Isn't the iClock based on a mechanical clock? It would have to be. If it was a broken digital clock, it wouldn't tell time at all.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 08:02 1

57. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


You are 100% right, it's not a big deal and it's not Apple's fault. Besides, they're on the older Julian calendar so, they're bound to be iDiscrepancies.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 10:43 1

61. tumchaaditya (Posts: 71; Member since: 21 May 2012)


That's just a stupid excuse to cover up malfunctioning!

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 21:13

2. vincelongman (Posts: 4569; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Does it affect everyone? Or only some timezones?
Mines fine, its iOS 6 and NZ time zone

posted on 27 Oct 2013, 23:54

32. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


It wouldn't affect people who live in areas that do not observe Daylight Savings Time. Arizona and Hawaii in the U.S. come to mind.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 01:30

39. vincelongman (Posts: 4569; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Our daylight saving start a about week ago, can't really remember, but I had no issues, luckily :)

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