After having had an extra hour of sleep since November last year, it is almost time to hand one hour back to the gods as we approach the official start of Daylight Savings Time for 2011. Last year there were major problems for Apple and their alarm clock on iOS devices, so we’re hoping there’s no repeat of it this year.
But do not turn your clocks forward just yet, as we can tell you that the official date for DST 2011 is Sunday March 13th, and it will occur at 2am local time. So before you head to sleep that night, be sure to set your clocks forward one hour and prepare to kiss goodbye to an extra hour of sleep.
Last year we told you that users were sending in thousands of complaints after an alarm clock bug in iOS caused users to wake up late as a result of the alarm clock not configuring itself properly after trying to set itself up into the Daylight Savings Time zone. Such a simple bug caused a huge problem, and one which Apple failed to deal with right away.
Are you making special preparations for this year in case it happens again? You could always try the classic method of two alarm clocks don’t forget. Read some of the best iPhone stories from the DST 2010 blunder here.