Apple Issues Advisory for iOS DayLight Saving Bug

We reported last week on the continued spread of the dreaded iOS DayLight Saving bug through various territories, starting in Australia initially, before spreading to Europe. If you don’t know already, all the bug does is make certain repeated alarms on your iPhone (or iPod Touch) occur an hour early or an hour late. Resulting in you either being early or late for something you may have wanted to be on time for!

Many theorized that with Apple about to roll out iOS 4.2, they may well ship a new OS to iPhone users in the US before they too got hit by the DST bug. However, a few days ago Apple slipped out a support document acknowledging the issue, and advising users how best to avoid it, and when it would cease to be a problem.

Basically, by the time you are reading this you should be in the clear. But this does make us wonder if Apple expects us to stick with iOS 4.1 for another week or so yet.

In case you missed the support document here is what it had to say :


In some regions, shortly before or after the daylight saving time (DST) change, repeating alarms created in the Clock app may work incorrectly.

Products Affected

iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (2nd generation)


To resolve this behavior for existing alarms, set the repeat interval to Never. You will need to reset these alarms for each day you need them.

After November 7th, 2010, you can set your alarms to repeat again.

So does this mean we still have another week to go before iOS 4.2 is released?

Have you been bitten by the DST iOS bug? Or did our news story last week give you a heads up? Let us know in the comments…

[via Apple]


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