Wrong Timezone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Geckotek, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    My iPhone 4S is telling me that I'm in Denver. Nope, far from it. Only manually setting my time resolves it. Set it back to automatic and I'm back in Denver. Of course that means I'd wake up late tomorrow. :mad:
  2. Maaz macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2010
  3. strat90 macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2011
    I had the same problem. I'm in Toronto but it said I was in Halifax (1 hour later). I fixed it by turning the phone completely off (hold power button down, slide to turn off), then back on again. Now it's correct.
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    It's the end of DST bug that Apple seems unable to fix for whatever reason. Anyway, I found that my appointments kept the correct "absolute" time even when the phone displayed the wrong time. IOW, when my phone was ahead an hour, so were my appointments, so they would have gone off at the right actual time.

    I have heard that switching to Airplane Mode for a few seconds also works (as does powering down).

    I suggest consolidating all Daylight Saving Time discussions into this thread.

  5. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Every year during the time changes, folks report problems with their devices not setting back, or forward, an hour. I've never had this problem. I don't know if this makes any sense as an explanation, but I turn my phone off every night. I'm wondering if that (somehow) explains why I don't experience the problem. If there's anything to this idea, maybe a reboot solves the problem. (Sorry, in advance, if this is a simpleminded suggestion.:eek:)

    BTW - I know that turning off at night is not a practical for everybody, especially those who use the phone alarm for morning wakening.
  6. bobsentell macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2008
    It keeps moving my wife to New York. Seriously Apple, how hard is this really? Windows had this nailed over a decade ago. Even my webOS devices set themselves correctly and they aren't even made anymore.
  7. Geckotek thread starter macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    Power cycle fixed it. Took a long time to find service. Kind of like it does when you fly from one area to another. Hmmmmmm
  8. mlastella, Nov 6, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2011

    mlastella macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    Confirming power-cycle fixes the time zone issue with DST

    For those of you who woke up in Denver today, you have company, though all the Apple employees who represent your company woke up in Anchorage this morning instead of Cupertino.

    However, as previous posts suggest in this thread, the power cycle brought us Californians back to the future, and to our home towns.
  9. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    mine changed right but not till around 6 am I checked then and it was still a hour off till I unlocked it and checked another source.
  10. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2009
    Plano, TX
    So, time zone setting is wrong...

    My iPhone 4S on iOS 5 doesn't set the time zone correctly. So my clock is an hour ahead... I am in Dallas and it thinks I am in New York. I say this is a little farked up. Anyone else???
  11. pOLLYpOCKET macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2010
    This is what happened to me... WTF?

    However, my alarm went off at the right time. I have to be at work at 7, so my 1 hour reminder goes off at 6:00am. The reminder went off at at 6am, but my phone showed 7am on the clock and my alarm didn't go off.

    Glad I had the reminder set up or I'd be in trouble.
  12. Hook'Em2006 macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2009
    Plano, TX
    I just tried a few different things. First, I set it manually to Dallas, then set it back to automatic and it went back to New York. Then I decided to turn it off and back on. And that seemed to fix it. Try that and let me know if that worked.
  13. pOLLYpOCKET macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2010
    A reboot did not fix it for me. Turning on 24 hour and turning it off did.

    Can't wait for the Fandroids to hear about this.
  14. webitorgal macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2011
    You're not the only one. We're in Toronto and my husband's iPhone 4S says he's in Halifax (an hour ahead). The iPad 2 (also running iOS 5) is working fine though.
  15. Jordan921 macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Did they send 4S with anything else other then iOS 5?
  16. f00f macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk
    This one is minor but after DST ended my lock screen clock was still showing DST time, while Siri was reporting the correct time (and even the clock in the status bar was correct). I had to unlock the phone and re-lock it for the lock screen clock to show correct time.

    Oh and Siri claims DST ends on the 7th. :eek:

    All of this on 5.0.1 beta 2.
  17. aham23 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2011
    4s with iOS5 was put into Airplane mode then take out to fix this issue for my wife. my 4s did not have the issue. odd. later.

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