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    iPhone Alarm Bug during Daylight Savings Time

    This week I discovered an annoying problem with the alarm clock built into the iPhone.

    Last night I had the alarm set to 6:50pm, but it went off one hour earlier.

    This afternoon I tried setting it for a specified time, and discovered it didn't go off at the specified time.

    I looked around the Web, and found a discussion about the problem.

    There seems to be a bug triggered by daylight savings time taking effect.

    One post on a forum suggested setting the timezone to Vladivostok, Russia (GMT +11), but I tried this to no avail.

    Another post indicated that the problem occurs with recurring alarms. If the alarm is set to a one-off occurrence, it signals at the correct time. When I tried this, the alarm went off when it was supposed to do so.

    Until Apple fixes the bug, users have two options, both of which are non-optimal:

    1. set recurring alarms to one hour later; or
    2. set one-off alarms every time.

    Hopefully this advice will help those who have been bitten by the bug, or who will eventually be bitten by the bug, with disastrous consequences.

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    Mine is fine. I have lots of appointments etc set in my iPhone and its been working on the right time. No probs at all
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    I'm not sure if the bug affects notifications of calendar events, but it does affect the alarm clock when the alarm has a recurrence.

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    AH ok. my confusion. I don't use the alarm clock at all.

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    Who you with?

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    I don't think the issue is carrier-centric.

    My iPhone has the correct time.

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    I had the exact same problem this morning - now my wife believes that it wasn't "my fault". Thanks..
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    you pointed to iphone3Gs or iphon4?
    since i read similar thread in other forum, but only pointed to 3Gs, my iphone4 have no this problem

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    All iPhones running the latest release iOS will have that issue.

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