iOS alarm bug bothers Australian users

A daylights savings time bug affected a number of iPhone users in Australia when their recurring alarms went off an hour earlier than expected
Written by Josh Taylor, Contributor on

A bug in iOS's alarm-clock application gave some iPhone users in Australia's daylight savings time zones a rude shock this weekend, causing alarms to go off an hour early.

Although the time was automatically adjusted in most iPhones for daylight savings at 2am on Sunday morning, a number of blogs and discussion forums have reported that users in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia were woken up an hour earlier than the time set on their alarm.

The bug appears to be limited to iOS4 and affects recurring alarms, such as those set to wake people up during the week for work. The only solution available to users currently is to either set the alarm one hour after the time they actually want to wake up, or alternatively deactivate the recurring alarm and just remember to set the alarm before bed every night.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see iOS daylight savings bug alarms users on ZDNet Australia.

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