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iPhone Daylight Savings glitch hitting US?

An iPhone glitch hit earlier this week; alarm clocks were going off an hour early and people are starting to think the bug may be related to Daylight Savings Time. iPhone users down under have already been hit in...
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An iPhone glitch hit earlier this week; alarm clocks were going off an hour early and people are starting to think the bug may be related to Daylight Savings Time. iPhone users down under have already been hit in Australia and New Zealand, as well as users across the pond in the United Kingdom who actually had the opposite effect. iPhone alarms were ringing an hour late making Brits late to work.

According to an article on Macworld: “Clearly, some part of the iOS’s perspective on time zones and daylight savings is skewed. Indeed, the last Sunday in October is the right day to end the U.K.’s summer time, but the iPhone alarm clock apparently didn’t get the memo. In the United States, though, we don’t “fall back” until the first Sunday in November, thanks to a 2007 change to DST rules.”

Bloggers are also saying that the problem only occurs when the alarm is set for limited periods; if the alarm is set to ring everyday at the same time, the bug will not occur.

The event happened this Monday November 1, when Daylight Savings Time would have happened before the change a few years back. Considering the smartphone should have automatically updated with the time change, it makes users wonder what other glitches could happen with their mobile device.

Users reported their alarm clock not updating automatically while their clocks fell back an hour over the weekend. Daylight Savings Time occurs this Sunday and people are wondering if they should set their traditional, non-mobile phone alarm clocks on in the case that the bug takes over America. Twitter was infiltrated earlier this week with late workers wondering what had happened and were seeking any other iPhone users with the same early-morning wake-up call.

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