Spring ahead; Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday morning in the U.S.
by Alan Friedman / Mar 11, 2017, 9:06 PM
The year before, those who set recurring alarms on their iPhone in Australia failed to rise and shine as the switch to Daylight Saving Time deactivated all the alarms. In 2012, Siri screwed things up by giving iOS users the wrong date for the start of Daylight Saving Time that year.
Things have improved, and the last few years we haven't heard about any problems to the iOS clock taking place on Daylight Saving Time. Regardless if you're an iOS or Android user, make sure that your phone's time setting is on "network." By doing that, the carrier you use will be responsible for keeping the clock and calendar on your phone automatically up to date. Which means that at 2am Sunday morning in the U.S., your phone will jump to 4am automatically. This also applies to your smartwatch and tablet. Meanwhile, you might want to move all of your non-connected clocks one hour ahead before you go to sleep on Saturday night.
The bottom line is that you will lose an hour of sleep tonight, but the sun will shine brightly for an extra hour during the evening until November 5th, when we move the clocks back one hour. See you then.
We live in 2017, our phones will change time automatically so we don't have to hear this non-news from a tech site.
posted on Mar 11, 2017, 8:10 PM 2
Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 15, 2017
Well you're wrong because my note 5 has the time wrong. Restarted it, changed the time to manual then back to automatic and it's still wrong. Had to go back to manual, never had this happen before. It keeps thinking my location is mountain time when it's set to automatic and I'm probably 5 hours away from the mountain time zone line.
posted on Mar 15, 2017, 2:38 AM 0
If I had a vote... Get rid of this DST nonsense... it's been decades since anyone cared for it when people only worked one shift 9 to 5 -- not round clock like nearly every business today... Also recalculate time so that you don't have a LEAP YEAR (make our 24 hour days just a tiny bit longer) And calibrate all the months so that we have all 30 day months (if possible) instead of bunch of 31 days and one that's a 28 or 29 days... PS... you know what? I think I have a little project i'm going to do this week - recalibrate hours and days that it all fits on a 30 day per month 24 hour days without leap years and DTS!!!
posted on Mar 13, 2017, 12:28 AM 0
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