iPad clock ticks considerably slow.

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I haven't synced my iPad in one month and the time is behind by 19 minutes! Does any one else have this issue?
     
  2. Baracus macrumors member

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    Yes! I just noticed my iPad says 10:33 when it's actually 10:51!

    WTF??!!
     
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  4. Baracus macrumors member

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    Especially weird that mine also lost ~19 mins. If you take it that it might have been 31 seconds out from my phone anyway, it would register as 19 mins difference too! :eek:

    Could it be an app "stalling" the clock. What have we got in common OP!? :D
     
  5. tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

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    Another reason to buy the 3G version

    1. Wifi always works and gets better signal
    2. Includes gps
    3. Clock actually keeps time
     
  6. Baracus macrumors member

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    Ummm... mine is 3G. Try again ;)
     
  7. johnniewalker macrumors member

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    1. I have a jailbroken iPhone and use MyWi with one data contract and the ability to connect other devices to my wifi hotspot.

    2. I have an iPhone with satnav app that I can actually attach to my dashboard/windscreen.

    3. I have a watch.
     
  8. Angryipadguy macrumors regular

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    I wondered why mine was over an hour out the other day.
     
  9. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Did you actually turn ON the 3G though?
     
  10. tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. I just assumed that the iPad reset it's clock based upon the cell or gps signal.

    Do you have your location service turned on or off?
     
  11. bosox2009 macrumors member

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    Mine is 3G and loses time occasionally. Interestingly enough, the app Emerald Observatory showed the correct time while the ipad's internal clock was off nearly 15 minutes.

    Turning the iPad off then on reset the correct time, but it doesn't always remain so.
     
  12. Baracus macrumors member

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    Ah good point! I activated the 3G plan yesterday (needed for a meeting) for the 1st time since getting my iPad, and switched off the cellular data after the meeting so that it doesn't accidentally eat into my 1Gb for the month!

    Previous to this I have always had location services "on" but not always had cellular on, to save battery. It's the first time I've noticed the clock being out, so do you think it could be because I activated 3G then switched it off?

    I noticed that the location services work even without a 3G data plan active, so where is it getting the clock sync signal from, and is that "free" so to speak?
     
  13. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Are you jailbroken too?
     
  14. Baracus macrumors member

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    No, mine's pure :)
     
  15. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Do you have the emerald obversatory app?
     
  16. Baracus macrumors member

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    Nope...
     
  17. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    This is a known problem, it should be fixed in the next update. Hopefully.
     
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    Never really checked mine, but I just assumed that it always synced itself anyway when it was on wireless?

    Just checked mine and it was about 90 seconds out since I 1st set it when I bought it 6 weeks ago
     
  22. 0101001 macrumors 6502

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    Give it time...
     
  23. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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  24. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    I just did that. Thanks.
     
  25. tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

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    GPS signal has an accurate time signal encoded into the broadcast. Without an accurate time signal, the receiver would not be able to accurately fix your location.
     

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