How to Fix iPhone Alarm’s Daylight Savings Time Bug

The United States changed to Daylight Saving Time day before yesterday. The internet is buzzing with the news that Apple’s iOS has a bug that deactivates all its recurring alarms when Daylight Saving Time is activated on all their devices — which is something that happens automatically.

How to Fix iPhone Alarm's Daylight Savings Time Failure

The glitch in the iPhone’s operating system is causing recurring weekday alarms not to ring on time from Monday morning because of the end of Daylight Saving Time. The iPhone’s alarm app doesn’t recognize the time change and rings an hour late if users don’t go into the program and manually reset the alarms. So fortunately, the fix is quite easy — just delete and then reset your phone’s alarm clock and you should be back on track.

However, some people are reporting that the bug still happened even while they remembered to reset everything in their iPhones. The recurring alarm clock didn’t activate at the set time on Sunday or later. Currently, the only solution seems to set the alarm manually every day.

Later this month, Apple says it will release an updated version of its mobile software, iOS 4.2, which will permanently fix the iOS 4 problem. If the bug has happened to you, please write to us in the comments and pass this around to your friends with iPhones, so they can report about it too.


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