It's Daylight Savings Time again in the U.S., better check the time on your Apple iPhone

It's Daylight Savings Time again in the U.S., better check the time on your Apple iPhone
For those who live in the U.S., we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that you will lose an hour of sleep tonight. The good news is that it will stay light now, until later in the evening. Sunday morning at 2am in the states, the clock will jump ahead to 3am as Daylight Savings Time begins. Most smartphones and tablets will adjust automatically, if you have the device set to receive the time from your carrier. This is something that should be easy enough to check in the settings. If you don't have your mobile device connected to your network provider's clock, don't forget to move the time ahead an hour before you hit the sack.

We do need to warn Apple iPhone users to be extra observant. Over the years, iOS has had a history of some screw ups when the time changed. Back in 2010, Australian iPhone owners' alarms failed to ring as the switch to Daylight Savings Time apparently set off a bug. In 2012, some iPhone owners found their clock pushed back an hour instead of moving ahead the 60 minutes. That resulted in the time on the device being off by two hours, and left plenty of irate iPhone users. The year before, some Floridian based iPhone owners had the time on their handset reflect the time in Chicago. That year, even Siri messed up the starting date for the time change.

But this is a whole new year and let's hope that everything goes smoothly. Of course, if you do run into any DST related issues with your Apple iPhone, or any phone, you can drop us a line in the comment box below.

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37 Comments

1. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

That sucks

2. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

lmao, seriously? Reminds me of how you could not do cut and paste, or do MMS, a while back on iphones - HI-LARRY-US...

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's had those things for so long it's like who even cares other than whiny fanboys. When apple did implement them, they be came the best implementations of those features. As much as I love my note 3 mms is one of its weakest features. It won't auto edit, or compress vids for mms. Often you're just lest with cannot attach file size too large, for a flagship that's not HI-LARRY-US. Remember dood, do your research before you nag.

13. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

There's a reason for mms mode in the camera.. People be recording 4k and wanting to send it using mms.. Smh..

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok let me enlighten you kiddo. As we speak the only android device that resizes vids is the LG Flex, and it's not an android feature, it's LG's skin, none do it automatically. To do so on android you have to (read carefully now) manually go into settings, and select limit for mms. This is why is said (auto resize, and compress). As I told network, please do your research (before) you nag. Now it's bedtime kiddo. Nite nite, oh and one more thing, android debuted in 08, 4K vid recording just came out.

23. blade19

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 29, 2011

uhmmmm.. actually I us to be able to do this on my Droid X without having to go to manual settings. When I upgrade my phone to raxr maxx hd I could no longer do this.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You are lying.

30. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I never had a problem with MMS, with resizing videos, etc on any of my android phones - from the HTC ARIA (yikes) to the Captivate to the original Droid RAZR, and now the Nexus 5...

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Those 3 posts you left don't deserve a response, other than this one. You completely missed my point about mms on android, and that's not a surprise.

27. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ummm, apple do not implement the best MMS or the best cut and paste - those are basic features that they should have had from day one....

28. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

and...it was not a nag, just a comment as it is pretty funny that an article warns iphone users, specifically, about day light savings time - COME ON - you have to find that funny...or, are you still a paid shill of APPLE?

10. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I remember Windows Mobile was horrible at adjusting the time.. It had to be updated from MS everytime, and sometimes the update didn't come through.. Never had a problem with WP...

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My HD2 running WinMo 6.1 had that very issue.

29. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I had the TILT 8925 - I forget if it had that issue as I only had it for a year...long long time ago...

33. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

I had HTC 8925 too. I don't remember I had that problem. may be some devices had it.

3. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

LOL iphone at its best

7. blingblingthing

Posts: 974; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Hey. It just works.

15. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

iPhone++++++ bout to get even better..

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO good one PA. I've actually never had an issue with DLST, but I'll be checking to make sure.

5. g2a5b0e unregistered

The time jumps ahead one hour to 3am, not 4am, PA. You might want to fix that.

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I know!, I was like 2hours?... Daaaaaamn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. I'm calling in.. Lol!

8. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Hmm I guess PA gave us the answer regarding this years iPhone lol

9. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

lel freedom problems :)

16. Sauce unregistered

This is something that happened on my Note 2. (US Eastern Time) Missed the first half of an important class for my anatomy test the next day...

17. callmezo

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 09, 2014

Date and time settings failed for me, my iPhone 5s switched time zones and stayed in the 2 o'clock hour.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Updated perfectly on mine.

19. jem0220

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 09, 2014

My Windows smartphone didn't update until 7am. Anyone else have this problem?

20. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

The only time I saw this issue was way back with my 3GS, never had this problem with my Android devices though. This seems like a REALLY stupid problem to have though.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

We'd expect you to say this lol

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

This is why our fleet where i work sends out a memo to remind iPhone people specifically to spring ahead.(check time) Too many occurrences to be a one off issue. Only twice a year, but it has a precedent.

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