iPhone Daylight Savings Time Bug Strikes Again: iPhone Clock Falls Back Instead of Springing Forward
Many iPhone owners are reporting yet another Daylight Savings Time bug, this time some iPhone clocks chose to ‘fall back’ an hour rather than “springing forward” like they are supposed to.
The bug has affected iPhone users on a wide variety of networks, including Verizon, AT&T, and Rogers, and there doesn’t seem to be any consistency on who had the problem and who didn’t. Is this a time-zone sensitive bug? Is it only certain versions of iOS that are experiencing the issue? We don’t know yet, but if your iPhone isn’t on the proper time after DST, here’s a manual fix:
Manual Fix for iPhone Daylight Savings Time Bug
- Tap on “Settings”
- Tap to “General”
- Select “Date & Time”
- Switch “Set Automatically” to “OFF”
- Now Reboot the iPhone
- Go back through these settings and switch “Set Automatically” to ‘ON’
Following those instructions your iPhone should correct the time itself, but you may want to set a backup alarm tonight just in case the bug persists.
The iPhone has inexplicably been plagued by multiple daylight savings bugs over the past year, each time sending the iPhone-dependent internet into an uproar as alarms go off late or early.
The picture above (via @catone) shows the problem affecting a user in Texas.