Spring ahead; Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday morning in the U.S.

Spring ahead; Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday morning in the U.S.
The annual ritual in the U.S. known as Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am tomorrow (Sunday) morning. Exactly five years ago today, iOS processed the change in time incorrectly. Instead of moving the clock ahead one hour, the clock on the iPhone was pushed back an hour by mistake. Which meant that anyone relying on their iPhone to arrive somewhere on time, showed up two hours late.

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.

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13 Comments

1. Nopers unregistered

We live in 2017, our phones will change time automatically so we don't have to hear this non-news from a tech site.

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 837; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

It is Daylight Saving Time. Not SavingS time.

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Depends if apple finally got it right this time.

13. Op2mus

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.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

When it hits 2am, does it go to three or after 2:59

10. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

It hit 3AM a minute after 1:59AM.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I live in Arizona. I don't have to deal with that nonsense.

6. kevv2288

Posts: 290; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

The time goes forward 1 hour. So at 2am it would automatically switch to 3am not sure why it's stated as 4am in this article lol

7. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I dont understand this business? Guess it doesnt affect Jamaica. Eh thats what google is for.

8. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I dont understand this business? Guess it doesnt affect Jamaica. Eh thats what google is for.

9. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

Yes it's DST for all of us who live in the 21st century.

11. Subie

Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I thought cell phones synced with your cell carrier. I've never had an issue with mine being inaccurate. Do iPhone's not sync with each individuals cell carrier?

12. AlikMalix unregistered

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!!!

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