Some iOS users have trouble with switch to Daylight Savings Time

Some iOS users have trouble with switch to Daylight Savings Time
If you were expecting to meet someone Sunday morning and they arrived two hours late, the odds are that they are sporting an Apple iPhone. In what has become an annual event, iOS continues to have problems with the simple task of moving the clock ahead an hour for the second Sunday in March. Some Apple iPhone users actually had their clocks turned back an hour instead which meant that these people would be two hours late to a meeting if they relied on their handset for the time. Even the iPhone's voice activated personal assistant was confused as Siri mistakenly had DST starting this past Wednesday, 4 days ago.

Even with your Apple iPhone aware of your location, the clocks are showing incorrect time. One Florida based user has a clock running on Chicago time and in Arizona, where DST in not observed, the Apple iPhone moved some clocks ahead an hour. A simple device restart might fix the problem, or turning the time automation off and on again might do the trick.

In the future, Apple iPhone users might do well to heed the advice from one iPhone user who suggests using the device's countdown timer as a backup just in case the clock on the phone goes wonky. And as far as today's shift to Daylight Savings Time (or "Summer Time" in Europe), we would suggest just checking with another time source for now, just until you've either confirmed that the clock on your iOS device is correct or until you have set the correct time yourself.

source: TUAW


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25 Comments

1. Stuticus

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

lol wut?

2. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I had to get up early this morning at the butt crack of dawn (5:30am) and my time was right. And I use my iPhone for my alarm clock. Must be AT&T iPhones. AT&T is always messing something up. Their clocks must have got throttled.

4. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

HAHA.. NOW THATS FUNNY!

12. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

And that's why the clip with Siri saying that DST starts on Wednesday was on a VERIZON phone. Reading Comprehension > You

3. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Its bound to happen with any OS. It just so happens it has happened to iOS on a rather predictable rate as of late.

8. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Sure, yet not a single one of my clocks had issues with the time change. All of my clocks set themselves forward an hour without a hitch. My alarm clocks (2x), my DVR, my HTPC, both windows PCs, HTC evo view tab, and my bionic(which is a POS) and D2 all went forward as they were supposed to do. This is an apple problem, and has been for a while. But they just make such great products. (rolleseyes.) I'm not trying to pick on iOS, but this is a major fail on it's part.

5. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

Perfect. iPhone. Fail.

6. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Time flows differently for those in the reality distortion field.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have never owned a phone, be it Android, Windows 5/6/6.5, or a regular phone, that had this issue.....wow

13. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

Word. I have several Android phones and they all changed, my TV changed, DVR changed, laptops changed, even my XB360 changed. Just checked my OG 2G iPhone 8GB and it changed. ( no SIM but connected to WiFi )

9. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I have an iphone and was flying and switching time zones. No problem here with that or dst.

10. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

looks like PA is fishing for some extra traffic... this is not news at all good or bad...lol all it does is incite a crowd of people that hate apple which will start a 48+ comment thread...lol i have the iphone 4s and ipad 2 neither device had a problem at all... "florida resisdent as well"

11. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I am from florida as well no problem. Neither does anyone in family have a problem. Everyone has a iphone.

16. jim3000gt

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Mid-West here. No problems with any iphone in the household at all. Sounds like pa needs news

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

your in FL as well bio? i didnt know that. where at? ill come stalk ya! :) lolol. i have friends that have iphones that said they didnt have any issues. my guess is that its a low incidence or the tards just havent updated to the new OS yet and didnt realize it.

14. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

It does look like PA is fishing for some iHate, I mean traffic. I can't even hate on this article, it's not even news.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I thought cell phone times were just fed from the towers, not calculated by the OS.

20. androidsbiggestfan

Posts: 76; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Apple probably wanted to have control over it too, just like everything else.

17. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Another week another apple product fault

18. theo14461 unregistered

Daylight savings time switch-over mishaps or not, no big deal, iphones and ipads are gonna sell anyway.

19. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Maybe if Apple owners were smart enough to change the time theirselves this wouldn't be news...

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

My wife's iphone 4S had no problem - I guess it was an issue for .0000000000001% of them.

22. rdeleonp

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 21, 2012

OT: DST is dumb. A humorous post listing some reasons: http://julieborowski.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/daylight-savings-time-is-pointless/

23. 1701nino unregistered

I have an iphone 3GS and have never had such problems in 3 years. Maybe that are isolated cases. Who knows;)

25. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

My iPhone 4s switched time zones for no reason. It was a 2 hour difference so I had to turn on airplane mode and shut the phone off and turn it back on for it to work :(

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