Alarm settings when DST changes

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Nonny Moose, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Nonny Moose macrumors newbie

    Nonny Moose

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    This is an iPhone 6 with the iOS 8 update installed.

    In a few weeks the time in my time zone will change to one hour earlier
    ("Fall back").

    I know there were known issues with iOS 7 wrt DST, but the iOS 8 was
    loaded into my phone (and iPad Air) after DST so I'm not sure if there
    will be issues.

    Any talk about this that anybody here has been aware of?

    Thanks. :)

    - Nonny M.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    No one really knows ahead of time really. Given the history it seems that it would be prudent to have some backup just in case.
     
  3. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

    lelisa13p

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    There's a very good reason that DST reverts (and begins) in the wee hours of a Sunday morning. Stuff happens and a weekend day is more forgiving than a workday.
     
  4. Nonny Moose thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nonny Moose

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    Yeah, thanks to both of you. I did suspect that I'd not be able to rely
    on the phone's alarm, the first time anyway.

    What complicates it is that I have to keep the 4am thing as a "real
    time" alarm setting for 3am. In other words, 4am becomes 3am in
    the world of medication dosing, so my alarm has to be reset to 3am
    in order to keep the beat going.

    Making that setting ahead of the DST change ... oh, never mind. :D

    Thanks again,

    - N.M.
     
  5. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

    lelisa13p

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    I can see how that would be problematic in a very real way. I guess use a backup for this time, just in case there's a glitch.
     

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