Daylight Saving Time switch reveals iOS recurring alarm bug

“As NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, the ACT and South Australia switched to daylight saving time at the weekend, a bug in the Apple iPhone caused some workers to run late yesterday,” Ben Grubb reports for The Syndey Morning Herald. “The bug appears to affect only those with a ‘recurring’ alarm.”

Grubb reports, “There has been no indication when a fix might be made available. Apple Australia has been contacted for comment but is yet to respond… The bug appears to affect all of Apple’s products running iOS – Apple’s operating system for its iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Last week Apple blog TUAW noted the same issue for New Zealand iOS users.”

Grubb reports, “Whirlpool user Mr.Likeable suggested that recurring alarms set prior to daylight saving time would make your iPhone alarm go off one hour later than you wanted it to and that an alarm set since the time change would make it go off one hour earlier.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Watch those alarms (set ’em manually) until Apple pushes out a fix.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Luke C.” for the heads up.]

58 Comments

  1. Apple iPhone uses the cell phone time. I checked with naval observatory time over the internet, acc. to .1 sec and the cell towers are telling the phone its 34 seconds off. and you cannot really override it. There is no setting the seconds or minutes, only the time zone.

    I am thinking that this is the problem. Cell towers still show pre daylight savings time but if you change time zones to adjust and next tower shows correct time, well, you get the picture.

    Just a thought,
    en

  2. Apple iPhone uses the cell phone time. I checked with naval observatory time over the internet, acc. to .1 sec and the cell towers are telling the phone its 34 seconds off. and you cannot really override it. There is no setting the seconds or minutes, only the time zone.

    I am thinking that this is the problem. Cell towers still show pre daylight savings time but if you change time zones to adjust and next tower shows correct time, well, you get the picture.

    Just a thought,
    en

  3. What is Daylight Saving Time?
    A weird Government Time Cult Fetish that effects peoples health?
    A boffin experiment in Time Travel that’s gotten out of control?
    A product of a long past war that should have been phased out decades ago?
    A world governments scheme to keep the poor poor and the politicians in power to milk as much cash as they can from the middle class?
    A Government backed Alien Plot to see who will follow what their government tells them without question?
    The Oil companies plan increase global warming and decrease energy conservation?
    The Catholic Churche’s scheme to control Governments and the faithful to maintain the churches coffers and keep their powers over governments and the lesser intelligent populous of the world?
    God’s plan to finally rid the earth of the pestilence called human kind?

    Arizona has no Daylight Saving Time because, the earth does not change it’s rotational speed or direction at set times of the year based on proclamations made by men.

  4. What is Daylight Saving Time?
    A weird Government Time Cult Fetish that effects peoples health?
    A boffin experiment in Time Travel that’s gotten out of control?
    A product of a long past war that should have been phased out decades ago?
    A world governments scheme to keep the poor poor and the politicians in power to milk as much cash as they can from the middle class?
    A Government backed Alien Plot to see who will follow what their government tells them without question?
    The Oil companies plan increase global warming and decrease energy conservation?
    The Catholic Churche’s scheme to control Governments and the faithful to maintain the churches coffers and keep their powers over governments and the lesser intelligent populous of the world?
    God’s plan to finally rid the earth of the pestilence called human kind?

    Arizona has no Daylight Saving Time because, the earth does not change it’s rotational speed or direction at set times of the year based on proclamations made by men.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.