'Set Time Automatically' gives wrong time?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by -Garry-, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. -Garry- macrumors 6502a

    -Garry-

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    I have my iPhone 4 set to get it's time automatically buy recently noticed, while waiting for a train, that it was running slow against the station clock. I double checked it against BT's speaking clock and found that it's almost a minute out.

    I made sure my iPhone's clock wasn't simply slipping by manually setting it forward 20 minutes or so then letting it resync with the time server. Again it was a minute slow.

    Anybody else seeing anything similar?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    iOS 4.0 for the iPhone and iOS 3.2 for the iPad both have the same bug. It's rather annoying.
     
  3. tfrees macrumors member

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  4. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah my iPhone 4 is a minute or 2 behind my boyfriend's which I think is strange.
     
  5. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68000

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  6. -Garry- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. It can make all the difference when you're wondering whether or not to dash for a train, especially when you work about three minutes from the train station.
     
  7. iMacDragon macrumors 65816

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    Blame your phone network, setting time automatically sets the time to what the cell it's connected to is set to. And they're rather often not on the correct exact time.
     
  8. Ferrd macrumors regular

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    iMacDragon,

    I agree with you, but there is a difference on the iPhone 4. I personally could care less, but my iPhone 4 is definitly not the same time as my wife's iPhone 3gs. Her's is about 45 seconds faster then mine. I think it's funny personally.
     
  9. ChocoholicSara macrumors newbie

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    My daughters iphone 3GS currently thinks it is January 1970 and 3am in the morning so its only forty years 10 months and 6 hours out!
     
  10. TRazzy66 macrumors newbie

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    My wife and i have iphone 4's and her phone is 30 seconds slower than mine. In fact, mine is about 20 seconds slower than the official time. I have tried restarting them both and its always the same results. Its a little annoying.
     
  11. bit_bucket macrumors regular

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    Look up Epoc. Chances are the phone reverted back to epoc due to completely loosing power or getting reset.
     
  12. supermac96 macrumors 6502a

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    my ipod think i live in cupertino and i'm on the other coast!
     
  13. Airmark1 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Do you have Set Time Manualy and Time Zone Cupertino?
     
  14. supermac96 macrumors 6502a

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    I live in Boston and the only way I can get it to say the correct time is to set it to cupertino. I tried putting the time zone to Boston then changing the time manually but after a few minutes the time changed to three hours off. Also whenever I connect to wifi anywhere, my ipods time goes off 3 hours.
     
  15. diminiko macrumors member

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    It is Wed 10th 1835 here in London.

    Automatic clock sync on my iphone 3GS shows Sunday 7th at 1728
    My alarm has failed me for over a week! makes it hard to get up on time when you depend on the iphone alarm.

    iPhone 3GS 32 Gb iOS 4.1
     
  16. dpierre macrumors regular

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    I'm using a iP4 and the date and time(on auto) keeps reverting back to the date and time I jailbroke my phone in October. I have to leave automatic time syncing off.
     
  17. aido2261 macrumors newbie

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    cmon guys, this was seriously a no brainer, i had this fixed in minutes.

    on ur pc right click on your time&date, click set time&date, set the time formate closest to where you live (or find a format that is your correct time, even if its accross the other side of the world)

    now ur done, stop blaming your providers, or apple, or windows. you failed yourselves here!!

    sorry i know, the truth hurts.

    enjoy,
    Aido;)
     
  18. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    huh?!?
     
  19. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Looks like you're the no brainer!
     
  20. saving107 macrumors 603

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    well that was random and 3 months late.
     
  21. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4 (32GB, JB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Jailbreak and install NTPdate. It allows you to sync your iPhone's internal clock with the NTP server of your choice. Its the ONLY way to have perfectly accurate time on your iPhone. Best of all, it's free. ;)
     
  22. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I don't understand why iOS doesn't use NTP itself. It would work on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and it would work on any sort of connection in any country.
     
  23. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4 (32GB, JB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Yup, kind of absurd, really. I guess if you drive everywhere it's not really necessary to have perfect time on your device, but if you use public transportation it matters more. Here in Tokyo, all of the trains usually run right on time, and the clocks are all synced with NTP. So even a 20 second discrepancy with the iPhone's clock actually can make the difference between catching a train and missing it.

    I guarantee that if Steve Jobs ever had to stoop to using public transportation like the rest of us nobodies, iOS would very quickly be updated to sync with NTP. But since that will never happen, you can thankfully jailbreak and fix the problem yourself. ;)
     
  24. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    had the problem on both 3GS and 4 on 4.0 and 4.1. As soon as I updated to 4.2 and now 4.2.1 problem went away.
     

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