11/1/2010

iPhone Daylight Savings Bug Breaks Alarms

With just about everything we own including a built-in clock these days, it’s no surprise that many people rely on a device such as their mobile phone to wake up in the morning rather than the traditional alarm clock. However news that the switch back to GMT has caused many iPhone users to wake up late may prove that we should put a little less faith in our mobile devices when it comes to waking up.

The bug means that while the iPhone will correctly change its internal clock back to GMT it leaves recurring alarms untouched, as a result they will go off an hour late. Since the clocks changed in the early hours of Sunday morning many were not aware of the oversight by Apple until they woke up an hour late for work this morning.

Many will feel a little let down by their trusty iPhone but Apple have promised to fix the bug with a software update. So it’s not time to panic and recycle your mobile phone for cash quite yet, although if the alarm bug made you late this morning then your boss may disagree! The temporary solution is to delete your old alarms and create new ones rather than editing the existing alarms.

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