Apple Working on iOS Daylight Saving Bug Fix

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Apple is working on an update for iOS that fixes a bug where repeating alarms for some iPhone and iPod touch users are activating an hour early following the switch to daylight saving time. The bug seems to be impacting users in parts of Australia.

Users in New South Wales, Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Tasmania woke up early when their recurring alarms sounded an hour ahead of their scheduled time after the DST switch at the beginning of the week, according to ZDNet.

iOS DST fix is on the way

Setting alarms to go off an hour later works as a temporary fix, as does setting individual alarms for each day. Relying on workarounds, however, should be a short-lived solution.

“We’re aware of this issue and already developed a fix which will be available to customers in an upcoming software update,” Apple representatives said.

The company isn’t saying exactly when the software update will be available.

Comments

Lancashire-Witch

I wish Apple would fix the bug that affects syncing Contacts for users located in New Zealand (Time Zone UTC+12).

Dates, such a birthdays, are 2 days wrong on my Touch and iPhone.

Jolly Red Giant

Newsflash, fellers, it ain’t just the Southern Hemisphere that’s been affacted. Dear old Blighty has the opposite problem since switching back to GMT at 2 am, Sunday. Time went back, and the iPhone’s recurring alarms don’t recognise the fact, so all the alarms are going off late by an hour.  Yay. Thought I was going mad, but found the forums full of Aussies with the opposite problem.

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