iPhone4 clock 44.5 seconds slow

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vaper, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. vaper macrumors newbie

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    The clock on my iphone4 is running 44.5 seconds behind. It's set to update time automatically. I'm using both the clock on my macbook and 2 atomic G-Shocks for reference. Re-booting my phone is of no affect. I've compared against 3G and 3GS iphones as well which are running the correct time. Is anybody else experiencing this?
     
  2. xanadeath macrumors 6502

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    It really doesn't matter that much ^_^

    Xanadeath
     
  3. dfeigenbaum1 macrumors member

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    clock

    yes, I noticed it, went in and set it myself, the best i could, now 15 sec fast
     
  4. sjinsjca macrumors 68020

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    The phone gets its time information from the cell network. Were the 3G and 3GS phones operating on the same network?
     
  5. vaper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Agreed, not the biggest issue that I'm experiencing currently. Then again, there's really no good reason that it doesn't correctly receive the automatic updates (which prior generation iphones manage to do).
     
  6. vaper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same network.
     
  7. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I was the only person! I don't wanna say glad to hear, but...

    Never had this problem with my 3G or 3GS.
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I had this same problem, and just kept repeatedly setting it manually and then turning it to auto. Eventually, it worked. My phone is now off by 10 seconds compared to the NIST clock. Didn’t have this problem with my 3G on 3.1.2.

    I’m waiting for someone to come into this thread and state it’s not a big deal, and that Apple’s time is the right time. :D
     
  9. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    I noticed the same thing comparing my 4 to my sister's 3G. My 4 is 41 seconds slower than the 3G.
     
  10. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    i just checked my iphone 4's time - it's 55 seconds slow.
     
  11. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    i noticed this. try turning of automatic update for the time and them manually set it for like 6 hours behind. then turn automatic updates back on and when it pulls the correct time back in it should be closer to accurate.
     
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  13. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    That was my good call. :)


    Anyway, I don’t understand why it’s even off by more than a second, but 8-10 seconds is better than what it was. Obviously a glitch in the OS.
     
  14. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Just curious, not trying to be ugly or anything, but how exactly does this matter in the real world?
     
  15. vaper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    With all due respect, nothing discussed on these forums would rise to the "matter[ing] in the real world" standard. Life will go on.

    Out of my own curiosity, what have you seen or read here that meets your lofty standard?
     
  16. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    The same 8 seconds after the reset as well.
     
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Hey, he did say “not to be ugly or anything.” No reason to get riled.

    For me it matters, since I always wait until the last minute to catch my bus from work. Being off by almost a minute could matter then.
     
  18. vaper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    as long as apple opted to have a clock, not a digital sun dial, it really shouldn't be too much to ask that it be accurate when it automatically updates.
     
  19. MACis122 macrumors regular

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  20. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I agree.
     
  21. John T macrumors 68020

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    Some networks don't support auto time adjustment.
     
  22. Hellishness macrumors 65816

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  23. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I was wondering why my wife's iP4 was always 1 min ahead than mine (well 44.5 seconds ahead of mine). Not that I care, but it's strange.
     
  24. vansouza macrumors 68000

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    I thought my iPhone was the only one... what great luck finding this thread... and thanks for the solution..

    ... and yes the seconds matter as my employer requires us to log in and out on the second...
     
  25. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

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    To which clock are you all comparing your iPhones to? I really don't care if my clock is 44.5 seconds slow, but I have nothing better to do on my day off. ;)
     

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