iPhone 4 - Time running 4 minutes slow

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cronus, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Cronus macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Hi All,

    I received my iPhone 4 yesterday and am loving it! :D

    Today, I noticed that the time is running four minutes slow. I've tried rebooting the phone, with no luck. I've also made sure the "Set Automatically" option is set to "on" in Settings.

    Searching on the internet, I found a couple threads in the Apple Discussion boards mentioning what seems like the same problem. Looks like most of them are located in the DFW area(as am I). Anyone else having a problem like this, or better yet, a fix(other than setting the time manually)?


    Here are the related threads I found:


  2. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2008
    My god, AT&T's network sucks so bad, it's actually slowing down the space-time continuum. Where's my flux capacitor when I need it?
  3. Cronus thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Hah, cute! :)
  4. Cronus thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 15, 2010

    No one else is suffering from this problem?
  5. bmwhd macrumors 6502a


    May 22, 2008
    I've had this issue on my 3GS since the release of iOS Beta 3. It persisted with the GM candidate and the final production iOS4 release.

    If I take time from the network, it's 4 min slow. If I set it manually, and then go back to network time, it jumps back 4 min. Happens both here in Dallas and in LA when on business. Persists through a reboot, airplane mode on/off, etc.
  6. aubreytx macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2010
    Same issue on my iPhone 4. I'm in the DFW area as well. Several reboots haven't helped.
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Reboots aren't going to help you. If the network time is off by 4 minutes, it's just going to keep sending the iPhone 4-minute-behind time data every time you reboot.

    If it's a problem, you should call AT&T and let them know their timebase is off.

    Up here in the northeast, my phone is off GPS time by about 30 seconds, and so are most AT&T phones that I've seen. That's just how it is. *shrug* 4 minutes is definitely annoyingly bad though.
  8. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    I had this issue in Seattle when coming back from an Alaska cruise. It wasn't just four minutes off, it was four minutes off from my friend's iPhone. Tried turning off 3G, flicking Airplane Mode on and off, changing time zone, etc. It eventually corrected itself, but I forget which method worked. I'm thinking it was going to EDGE and back.
  9. codymac macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2009
    I'm not having this issue in DFW and didn't notice it in the beta releases either.
  10. oldschooldude macrumors regular

    May 31, 2008
    In the Land of OZ
    I have noticed a constant 1 minute lag since day 1 of owning this phone. I live in the Kansas City metro area. I never had this problem with my previous phone, the 3G.
  11. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    Mine and my wifes are off by 2 minutes, hers is 2 min slower than mine.
  12. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    I think I feel a song coming on...

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  13. jacollins macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2010
    My iPhone time is correct. The time's coming from the cell phone towers. It's not your phone. If the towers are off, set the time on your phone manually and complain to AT&T until it is fixed.
  14. PantherJeep macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2010
    Oceanside, CA
    Mine's pretty close to the time I pull from time.nist.gov on my computer - maybe 30-45 seconds lag roughly? Doesn't seem to be a problem in my area (San Diego county).
  15. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    My Dad and I are having the same issues on our iP4's. We just ended up setting it manually.
  16. toffa813 macrumors regular

    May 10, 2007
    Mine is off by ~30 seconds from my MBP; I'm not going to worry about it. But 4 minutes is a bit much to ignore.
  17. kappaz macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2008
    I'm in the dfw metroplex and have this
    problem. It's really annoying. it's one thing if it's off by 45 seconds or so, but four minutes is ridiculous.
  18. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
    Totally worthless without the Mr. Fusion to power it? :p
  19. eonyuru macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2010
    Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings fixed it for me.

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