can anyone explain??
I'm having a heated debate over on F***book....
MY phone (which is not an iPhone) updated its clock during the night when they went back, correctly, and then woke me an hour EARLY on Sunday
There is a story in the paper about iPhone users saying their phones woke them an hour LATE after the clock change.... I don't get it? Surely, as the clocks went back, if it handled it wrongly, it'd wake you an hour EARLY, just as my phone did?
Can anyone explain how this works?
If the user sets their alarm for 8am (as I did) wanting to be woken at 8, it either stores that as "08:00", or as "08:00 BST".
The the clocks automatically go back during the night, and the newpaper comfirmed that the iphones did this (and so did my phone).
So if it stored the alarm time as "08:00" it would wake me when the clock says "08:00" which is what I wanted.
If it stores it as "08:00 BST", then the next morning, the clocks have gone back to GMT, so the clock says "07:00" when it wakes me at 0800 BST, which is an hour EARLIER than I wanted.
How could the iphone be waking people up LATE?
Mike - I have an i-phone, and this morning my alarm went off an hour late - I have no idea how or why it happened, Monday morning was fine. I checked my phone this morning, the time is correct, my alarm was set for 7.30, yet it went off at 8.30? I am totally baffled. I'm just gonna restart it and set a second alarm just in case!
I get what you are saying about how it should have woken me an hour earlier, but I promise you I'm not making it up!
Well i'm as far removed from a software person as I can get, but I'll be following this thread to see if anyone can find an explanation! I just thought I was going mad!
Perhaps the iphone software was incorrectly overcompensating?
I think the clock part was working fine and displaying OK - but the alarm bit was a seperate function/subroutine/whatever and thats what went wrong ?
And it was only a certain OS version as well. Whatever happened to the simple times of wind up alarm clocks eh ?
It says "Although Apple does not elucidate on the reasons, the bug is thought to occur because the alarms are set relative GMT, and fail to account for the local time changing"
and as I said, if the alarm was set in GMT, then it would wake them up an hour early
whereas people have said it actually woke them late
today i wake up an hour late due to alarm...
Errr... more like 18 months late?
I just love ironic spam.
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