My Iphone keeps saying the wrong time

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jdiggity03, May 10, 2008.

  1. jdiggity03 macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2008
    Anyone else have this problem? It keeps saying the wrong time
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I don't have this problem with mine. How much is it off by? Have you checked your timezone?
  3. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
  4. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    go to Setting>General>Date and Time on the iPhone.

    Make sure the Set Time Automatically is turned on.
  5. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2006
    Go to date and time settings and make sure it is set to automatic. Should fix the problem.
  6. jdiggity03 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2008
    its set on automatic and its still off. right now its off by four hours
  7. jdiggity03 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2008
    when i check the time zones it is correct but not when it displays it
  8. jdiggity03 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2008
  9. theHunter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2008
    Mine seems to be off by one hour all the time, I have to reboot the phone and when it registers with at&t it gets the right time for a little while and then it will go back to being an hour off.

    It is a 16gig that I have pwned.
  10. MyJelleo macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2007
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    I have the same problem occasionally. I just go into the the Time settings and toggle the automatic setting on and off so it resets. I don't know why the time is wrong sometimes; I just accept it and fix it. There's not much else I can do.
  11. nbw macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2007
    This happened to me for the 1st time today with my 3G iPhone. I never had it happen on my 2G one. It was off 10 hours today. It was showing 12AM when it was 10AM and it was set to automatic. I toggled automatic and synced but it didn't fix it so now I have it running manually.

    The only change I made recently before this started happening was I installed Simplify.
  12. SheryarYO macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2008
    mine was off by about 15-20 minutes one day. I was trying to figure out what was going on, but it was already set to automatically set the time...I dunno what I did to fix it, but I think I turned it off and then on again.
  13. juanaday macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2003
    One of my last app installs was Simplify, too, and my clock recently started acting wacky. I'm deleting it to see if that cures the problem. I didn't use Simplify anyway.
  14. JMax1 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2006
    Harlem, NY
    When I make an appointment on MobileMe, it shows up an hour differently on my iCal on my iPhone. Is this related to your problem?
  15. mmoosa macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2008
    London, UK
    The time is affected when you have your iPhone connected to a pc or mac that goes into sleep or hibernation and only if itunes is open at the time, iTunes loses the time and syncs the wrong time. If it does happen, close itunes and reopen with iphone connected. The time should now be corrected!
  16. 71hokie macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Same problem - 1 hour off

    My phone displays one hour earlier than actual. Yet, my wife's iphone displays correctly. Both have time set to Automatically set. Very annoying because voicemail messages are time stamped incorrectly.
  17. ogdogg macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2008
    I have this problem with my email. I use Gmail and have it setup through exchange to get push. It's been an hour off since the time change (but my phone clock is always right). I think it may be an issue with Google and the fact that I'm in AZ and we don't change for daylight savings here. An interesting bug... I haven't found a way to fix it.
  18. alex5064 macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2010
    Changing the Time on Your iPhone

    To change the time on your iPhone, simply hold down the home button at the center bottom of the phone and also the on/off button at the top right of the phone simultaneously until you see an Apple icon. Let go of both buttons, wait a minute and power it back on. The time should be changed. This is what is called a 'hard boot' just like a hard boot on your computer. Hope this helps!:)
  19. otk macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2009
    so, how do i correct automatic date? currently it shows the date about a month in future. rebooting does not help. resyncing does not help. setting it manually helps until i switch it back to automatic, when it jumps into the future again.
    date/time on the pc is set correctly.
  20. soerengorm macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2010
    iPhone 3Gs showing worng time and date


    My iphone has always been set to automatic, and the timezone is Copenhagen, Denmark.
    for some time ago ( 1 month or so) the time switched to something completely odd.
    to quickly solve the problem, I changed the settings to manual.
    After the Daylight saving update, I changed it back to automatic.
    Which gives this strange result.
    Accurate time is 01. november 2010, 13:56
    iPhone displays: 29. October 2010, 04:25
    So the time and date is really off.
    Anyone had a similar experience. ??
    Can't wait to hear what others have to say about this.

    Best wishes
  21. Bobolicious macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2009
    Fargo, North Dakota
    wrong time on my iphone

    i have done the set automatically and it doesn't work, the time is off by 6 hours and 53 minutes, makes no sense to me
  22. Triple S macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2010
    Since this night/morning I am experiencing the same problem... My wife and I overslept because of this problem.
    My iPhone is 3 days and 4 hours behind...
    Desperate for a solution...
    My colleagues which use the same network (Dutch T-Mobile) and a iPhone 3G don't have this problem. I have a 32GB 3Gs.
  23. rob.ger, Nov 10, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010

    rob.ger macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2009
    Exactly the same here (ok, I have no wife :) ). My clock says last Sunday, 4:30 am instead of Wednesday around 10.

    Edit: I'm from the UK.
  24. pandy06269 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2010
    Exactly the same here

    I'm experiencing exactly the same issue. I'm from the UK on Vodafone with an iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.0.1. My date/time suddenly started being off today.

    It now says 03:24 on Sunday 7th November, when it's actually 10:08 on Wednesday 10th November.

    As advised by Vodafone, if I key *#103# and call it, the network returns the correct time of "10-NOV-2010 10:08" so I don't think it's a network glitch.

    What network are you on, rob.ger?
  25. scotneya, Nov 10, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010

    scotneya macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2010
    I'm in the UK too and woke up to exactly the same problem 3 days and 4 hours slow. Switched automatic clock off to fix, but would be interested in reason/solution.
    On Vodaphoe

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