The clock keeps moving ahead in time

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by MacBH928, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68040

    MacBH928

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    For some odd reason, whenever I set the time the clock keeps moving ahead by 2 minutes and maybe more. For example, If I set it for 5:15 after a week or two of use it will say be ahead by 2 minutes like 5:17 . If I keep it more it will even go on further.

    This does not happen on my iPhone. What seems to be the problem. I do not set the time based on location or automatically.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    "I do not set the time based on location or automatically."

    Set the Mac to keep time updated automatically, and your problems will be over.
     
  3. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68040

    MacBH928

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    thanks but I don't like to give up my location
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    You actually worried about someone knowing what "Time Zone" you live in? :eek:
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Your phone is giving away your location...unless you don't keep it with you.
     
  6. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    I've got 3 Macs at home that Never see the internet, and only a picture of a leaf in the cloud, but I let the ones that do use auto time.
    The clock chips on Macs are not very good.
    You could set up a system task to run once a week and turn them back 120 seconds.
    That wouldn't give away your time zone, but neither would it be very accurate over the long haul.
     
  7. StarShot macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, for the good ole days when we could remove the battery from our "flippers" so THEY couldn't track us.

    Never did know who THEY were...
     

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