Another 10.12.4 bug... Setting Time zone every few minutes

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  1. ignaciobarrena macrumors regular

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    The location services are turning on for setting time zone (?¿?¿) even though I have everything turned off. What is this ******** ? I've been having more issues with this macOS version than any before.
     
  2. Swevain macrumors member

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  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Very glad I checked here before updating. Since 10.12.3 was still available I did upgrade to that this morning from 10.12.1

    Seems very stable and a bit faster than .1
     
  4. ignaciobarrena thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've found a solution: go to /Library/Caches and move the com.apple.AutoTimeZone.plist file to the Trash and restart your Mac.
     
  5. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    I'm also having this issue on my iPhone as well as my mac. However, it is checking the location less frequently as days go on despite the fact I have the feature disabled on both devices!
     
  6. Swevain macrumors member

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    I tried to delete the AutoTimeZone.plist and it's still setting the time zone every now and then.
     
  7. ignaciobarrena thread starter macrumors regular

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    it worked for me... well I'm debating between downgrading all the way down to El Capitan.
     
  8. p910115 macrumors member

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    I sometimes end up if year 2040 after reboot with my macbook pro late 2016 (sierra 10.12.4)...
    is it the same problem?
     
  9. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Or just grow a clue and unset the checkbox labeled "Set timezone automatically using current location" in the Date & Time Preference Pane.

    I know, I know... much more 'l33t to randomly delete files.
     
  10. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    ^ Lol right? Why wouldn't we think to use the setting that goes by the name of the exact issue we are having?

    I am still getting this issue on my iPhone as well. BOTH have time zone setting to off.

    My mbp only does it when I have maps or weather location enabled. Both of which appear as separate services in the location icon.
     
  11. Knisse macrumors member

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    Having the same issues, but that file is not there.. that is kind of strange.
     
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  13. Knisse macrumors member

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    Good question, i just have the 10.12.4
     
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  15. ignaciobarrena thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can confirm, still happening in 10.12.5, what a joke apple....
     
  16. Knisse macrumors member

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    I might have a solution - been talking to AppleCare. Apparently there is a double trigger, which overwrites. You need to go to system prefernces -> "Time and Date" and remove the tick at "adjust date and time automatically" <= that setting overwrites and will still prompt for the server to adjust the time and date if you just removed at system preferences ->security and privacy.

    I have not tested this yet.
     
  17. ignaciobarrena thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the answer, let me know how it goes, but I don't think it has anything to do with the location services right ? I have adjust time and date automatically checked, and the autotime zone in " Time and Date " off right now, with all the location services off. After removing the autotimezone.plist file I haven't seen the location services poping out in the menu bar , but they are totally turned off....
     
  18. ignaciobarrena thread starter macrumors regular

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  19. ignaciobarrena thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just came back from the Genius Bar, they said it was an OS bug, they told me to wait for the next update lol
     

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