iPhone Alarm clock bug to be fixed in next iOS update

on October 12, 2010 | Apple iPhone | Comments (1)

iPhone owners in Australia are being woken up an hour earlier than the time they set their alarms for. The bug affects only recurrent alarms on iPhones that have the iOS4 operating system version.

The issue is occurring because the alarm clock feature is not recognising daylight savings. Both the phone’s clock and the alarm clock are set to the correct time – however the alarm goes off one hour early. Others have reported that alarm clocks are not working at all. I myself have felt the full wrath of this bug and it is very annoying!!

The next iOS4 update is anticipated to arrive before daylight savings starts in other countries, fixing the bug before it is triggered by the time change. In the meantime, the easiest way to fix the problem is to set your alarm one hour later than the time you would like to get up.

This is a serious oversight by Apple in my opinion.

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