Once again, iOS screws up Daylight Savings Time

Once again, iOS screws up Daylight Savings Time
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. In March 2011, the annual move to Daylight Settings Time resulted in a number of problems with the alarm clock and the clock setting.

The very next year, setting your Apple iPhone for Daylight Savings Time resulted in the clock moving back an hour instead of moving ahead as it should have. Even more embarrassing, Siri was giving out an incorrect date for the start of DST that year. And those iPhone users who lived in Arizona at the time, found that their clock had moved ahead an hour. That would have been perfect except that Arizona is one of the states that doesn't acknowledge DST.

That brings us to 2013 and with Daylight Savings Time about to end on November 3rd, the line on the calendar app that shows the current time is actually running an hour fast. The bug does not affect alarm settings or calendar events. If the past serves as a guide, Apple will fix this problem and all will be forgiven until March when Daylight Savings Time starts over and iPhone users go through their annual agony.
 

source: AppleInsider

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69 Comments

1. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

29. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 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

66. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

47. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

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

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

45. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

58. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

64. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

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

8. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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?

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

26. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

31. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

44. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

48. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

69. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 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...

59. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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

34. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

'cheap open source OS' LOL!

36. MEeee

Posts: 425; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Ba ha haa aahaaaaa aaaa

27. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

46. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

btw I'm a Nexus user.

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

37. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

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

50. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

57. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

61. tumchaaditya

Posts: 71; Member since: May 21, 2012

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

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

39. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

3. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

ITT: First World problems.

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