iPhone 5 time change issue! Bah!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hewhohoggs, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. hewhohoggs macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2012
    So it was really strange... I was working last night and I watched my phone change from 2am to 1am. Cool. However, when I woke up this morning, I noticed that my phone changed again to an hour ahead. What's strange is, if I go into airplane mode and back out again, it will set itself correctly to an hour behind. It changes right back within a few seconds. When I go into date and time to set the location to CST, again, it will change to my correct location and time but then within a few seconds, it keeps changing back to "etc/GMT +5".
    Please help!
    I'm using an iPhone 5 on Sprint.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Turn off set time automatically in settings.

    Note to op. There is no need to dual post in the forum and it's against the rules ;)
  3. hewhohoggs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2012
    I'm sorry, I realized that I posted my original in the incorrect (ios 7) forum. My apologies.


    Also, I've temporarily changed it to manual... But I shouldn't have to worry about that! Anyone have any ideas?
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    It's the cellular network in your area. When auto-set is on, the phone gets the time from the cell network it's connected to and will set itself to whatever the network in your area claims the time is.

    Usually it's correct, but during Daylight Savings Time changes, carriers have been known to flub the time change in some markets.

    It'll probably get fixed by the carrier sometime today or tomorrow.
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yup, more than likely that's what it comes down to.
  6. hewhohoggs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2012
    This would make perfect sense... Except my fiancee' also has an iPhone 5, on my plan and also (obviously) on Sprint and her phone is displaying the correct time!

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