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

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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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