Will iPhone clock bug hit this weekend?

Grace Robinson
1 April, 2011
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With Daylight savings ending in Australia on 3am Sunday, make sure you keep an eye on the time as iPhone clock bugs have been interfering with alarms set in the US and UK earlier this month.

iPhone owners in the US fell victim to the iPhone clock bug earlier in the year, with iPhone clocks going back by one hour, instead of going forward by one hour as they should have done for Daylight Savings Time.

In the UK last weekend, similar issues occurred.  According to a report by the BBC users found their alarm coming ‘one hour late, one hour early or not at all.’

The problem, said the BBC ‘related to the clocks going forward for British Summer Time, does not appear to have affected everyone.’

“Daylight Savings is managed via OS X or in iOS. We recommend customers update to the latest release via software update on their Mac or iTunes on their iOS device,” an Apple spokesperson told Australian Macworld.

However, the company has yet to comment on what is causing the glitch, despite promises to fix the clock bug in previous incidents in the US last year and New Year’s Eve.

Image of alarm clock by Batholith via Wikimedia Commons


6 people were compelled to have their say. We encourage you to do the same..

  1. Joel says:

    iOS 4.3 should be fine – didn’t they iron this bug out?

  2. Tulipa says:

    Iphone time adjusted 1 hour, but alarm went off 1 hour late.

  3. Lewis Rassaby says:

    The bug has stuck again…I arrived at work over the state border an hour earlier!.

  4. Lewis Rassaby says:

    The bug has struck again…I arrived at work over the state border an hour earlier!.

  5. Paul says:

    My two iPhone 4′s ticked over nicely for the end of DLS. Just like it did when DLS started. Not a problem

  6. Mike says:

    Mine ticked over fine on Sunday morning but reverted to daylight savings time on the Monday. It was actually a good thing because I was running epically late, also I havn’t run the latest iOS update, so it’ll be interesting to see if it hit those who have.

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