Daylight savings brings annoying alarm clock bug. Software fix on the way.
iPhone users living in southern Australia were supposed to get an extra hour of sleep with the change to daylight savings on October 3, but didn't because the alarms on their iPhones went off an hour early. Apple knows about the bug and it should be fixed in the next update.
This is a very strange glitch because the iPhone's clock correctly updated with daylight savings, but the recurring alarm clock does not recognize the new time. However, a one-time alarm works just fine.
A representative from Apple Australia said that Apple is "aware of this issue and already developed a fix which will be available to customers in an upcoming software update." I expect this update will arrive before daylight savings goes into effect in the US in a few weeks.
In the meantime, users report that the best solution at the moment is to either set a new alarm every day or set your recurring alarm for an hour later than you want it to go off.
Any of our Australian readers experience this annoying bug?
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By the way, and this is a minor nit to pick, it's "Daylight Saving Time" not "Savings" as is commonly used.
Saving/s? Care factor 0
Anyway yes, very annoying bug!!!
If alarm was set before the time change, then it was 1hour late. If set after the time change, then it's 1 hour early.
I have seen many comments but does anyone have a fix other than setting the alarm and hour later than required.
Oh by the way I live in Country NSW and had to get up at 4am and the alarm went off at 3am so not happy that this has occurred.
And I also have this problem, a little annoying but not to bad :P
I am not impressed. Since Apple knew about this, they should have fixed it or at least warned people. If I'd missed a flight rather than just a few minutes of work, I'd be absolutely furious.
I've had it with my iPhone.
but noticed something if you set 6:00am above it trigger the alarm exactly.
I think I found the cure and now its working fine no more false alarm. I did my experiment like this: let your iphone battery 100% drained and let automatically shut off and leave it for two hours and then after two hours recharge your battery then power on' Presto!!
the alarm issue finally solved!! I fixed more than 10 iphone already with the alarm issue.