iPod Touch Clock Sync/Set

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Syndacate, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Syndacate macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2008

    I have a 2nd gen iPod Touch with iOS 4.2.1 (it's a model # PB531LL if that matters to anybody).

    About a week ago, I hadn't used it in like a month, month and a half, the battery went completely dead. I plugged it in, and it booted up just fine after it charged over night.

    Unfortunately I missed an appointment yesterday because I was relying on this thing's alarm clock, and I didn't realize the clock was completely and utterly WRONG.

    It's January something 1970 (where the UNIX clock starts), at whatever arbitrary hour since I started charging it passed 12am on 1/1/70. It is important to note that it is NOT forgetting the time, it is quite consistent with the time, just thinks its then...not now.

    Now obviously I can set the time, in the settings, and it'll probably work fine, but I don't want that, I want to sync it (call me anal, sure). According to what I've read via searches, it should sync the time automatically to the computer it's plugged into upon plugging it in - which it isn't - at all.

    I have both tried plugging it into iTunes for Windows 7 Pro (x64) as well as 10.1 (54) on OS X (10.6.5). I do not sync anything (AT ALL) as far as apps, music, videos, etc. go. I did try hitting sync though (even though all media boxes are unchecked) in hopes that it syncs the time in there, but no such luck.

    Anybody know how I can get iTunes to set this clock?
  2. fsron macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2008
    I have a 2nd generation with the same problem, mine set it's time to the 70's also. I can sync it manually, but it won't do it on its own.

    I discovered the problem because it was really slow surfing the internet. It seems much better with the time being a little closer.

    I hope you find an answer, because I can use the info also.
  3. Syndacate thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2008
    Yeah I don't see an answer anytime soon :(
  4. ibicycle macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2009
    Yup, I'm stuck in the 70s too. Happened after I upgraded to 4.2.1. Anyone have a solution yet?
  5. Syndacate thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2008
    It's annoying as hell that it won't sync. But it's even more annoying that 4.2.1 basically made my 2nd gen iPod USELESS - I like some of the things it provides, but talk about planned hardware deprecation...this sucks, I've never had to "wait" for anything to load before..****ing apple - greedy bastards..

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