So yeah.. iPad time is off by 15 minutes

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  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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  3. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Huh? How would that make a difference.. besides, the timezone is accurate

    Mac, and the Mac has the right time
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    Seems a lot of people are having time/clock issues with their iPads? Bit of a worry. Would mess up calendar/todo notifications too. Hope it gets fixed soon.
     
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    Settings > General > Date & Time > Set Date & Time
     
  6. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Have fixed it several times, it doesn't stay accurate
     
  7. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Return it to the Apple store is my suggestion
     
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    What if I got it at Best Buy? Will they exchange it?
     
  10. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I believe so, if not talk to the manager there and be polite.
     
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    As celticpride678 says, try restoring. However, as other people have reported similar problems, it might be an actual firmware problem, in which case you will have to wait for a fix from Apple.
     
  13. f00f macrumors 65816

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    The clock will drift over time, just like any digital clock. The solution, for networked computers anyway, is NTP. The iPad has no facility to sync its clock -- whether with an NTP source or any other source, AFAIK. Our iPhone's clocks are correct because they automagically pull the time from cell towers.
     
  14. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    He said it was just after syncing, for the time should at least be synced with the Mac.
     
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    I've seen enough of the "wrong time" threads to believe there is a defective component in those iPads. The company assembling the iPads may have gotten a single batch of defective parts which ended up in a subset of the iPads out there. Take the iPad back. Make them prove to you the clock keeps time in a new one before taking it home.
     
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    NTP is an Internet protocol and should work spiffy with the iPad when it's connected to the Internet via WiFi, just like it does with any other laptop or desktop, Apple or other brand. Cell towers are not needed in any way.

    I have noticed some minor time drifting on my iPad - just a couple minutes fast on my iPad.

    I tried a full power cycle thinking that perhaps Apple put an NTP sync function into the power up items, doesn't look like it.

    Odd that this functionality is missing, perhaps they couldn't stuff it into the original release for some reason.
     
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    Just a thought; turn off auto sync, manually set the time to several hours off, then reboot, then turn on autosync again. This has worked for me on those rare occasions when my MacBook's clock drifted.
     

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