Is the clock included in the syncing process?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by TheIntruder, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2008
    The internal clock on my 3G runs fast, according to both my radio-controlled clock, and my Mac, which is linked to time servers.

    As an owner of an original 1G iPod, which syncs the clock with the Mac's clock every time it is plugged in, I'm disappointed to find that the touch apparently doesn't do the same, even when a sync is performed with iTunes.

    Did Apple really add all the other wonderful functionality and omit this one simple feature?
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    As far as I know, it does. My Touch clock doesn't run fast...
  3. crmccashin macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2008
    Yep, the time does sync with my PC.................
  4. TheIntruder thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2008
    OK, I had some time to play with this, so I did an experiment:

    I purposely set the the wrong time on the iPod, then proceeded to do a sync -- and yes, the process does sync the time on the iPod to match that of the computer. That's good.

    The bad? The fact that I sync every day or two tells me that the clock on the iPod is wildly inaccurate, gaining tens of seconds per day.
  5. Mugwumper macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Temecula, CA
    So this means . . . ;^)

    I just looked at my 64GB Touch, which hasn't been synch'ed in 3 days - it's
    a minute fast, compared to my iMac.

    So this means we need to synch every day if we want reasonably accurate
    time on the Touch? Or look at our watches or cell 'phones . . . ;^)
  6. Aero26 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2010
    Thats a disappointment. I was over here thinking my iPod is giving me atomic timekeeping whereas my PC can be as much as 5 minutes off. Back to the Casio.
  7. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    At least your time syncs. I noticed mine being off by a couple minutes and couldn’t fix it. For testing purposes I threw it off by a couple hours, and it’s still not fixing. Lame. Looks like I have to keep an eye on my iPod clock to make sure it stays accurate.

    What a technology age we live in. :rolleyes:

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