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iPhone Daylight Savings Alarm Bug

iPhone Owners: Beware of Daylight Savings Alarm Bug

Daylight savings in the US isn't for another week, but an iPhone bug has already affected users in Australia and Europe . . . and may start affecting users here next week. Apparently, even though the phone's main clock does automatically reset to account for the daylight savings time change, the device's alarm does not adjust correctly. So instead of ringing at the proper time, users' phone alarms are sounding an hour late, potentially causing confusion (or panic, if you're late for work!).

Find out more about this problem and how you can test your iPhone's alarm after the break.

The bug seems to be affecting alarms that are set to sound every day, or those only set to go off once. And, according to Engadget, deleting and resetting the alarms does not fix the problem. While Apple is aware of this bug and says it's working to fix it, there's no ETA for a fix, so US users could face problems when it's time to "Fall back" next Sunday, Nov. 7.

To test your phone's alarm before or after the upcoming time change, set a one-time or daily reoccurring alarm to sound a minute or two from the time you set it. If it sounds properly, you're in luck. If not, you may want to consider a backup alarm just in case the bug isn't fixed in time.

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hkdkat hkdkat 6 years
Luckily I use my 3G (which I don't believe had any problems) as my alarm. I rarely use my iPhone 4, only when travelling, so I'm assuming they'll have the bug fixed before then (I'm hoping at least!)
Choco-cat Choco-cat 6 years
this happened to me today! (and i'm in the US)
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