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Apple iOS 4.2: Next Release Fixes Alarm Problem

The alarm clock on the iPhone has been playing up after the phone switched to DST (Daylight Saving Time) in Europe. Thousands for people were shocked to find that their alarm had gone off an hour later, meaning that they were running late for going to work or taking the children to school.

We had assumed that just deleting the alarm times you had set and then redoing them would solve the problem — we were wrong. Apple has acknowledged that there is an issue and has confirmed that this bug will be fixed in the upcoming iOS 4.2 software update.

The easiest way to solve this issue for the moment is to set your alarm one-hour earlier. This issue has already occurred in Australia — so we knew it was coming. However, the U.S. will have to brace themselves for this alarm issue, so just make certain that you plan ahead — unlike me.

There is another solution to this problem, but seems to be a lot of hassle. Turn of automatic time zone adjustment, and then set the time on your iPhone manually. Then delete all alarms and then input them again, I have not tested this, but The Telegraph reports that this has worked for a number of iPhone users.

Why does iOS 4.1 have this issue, when past iPhone operating systems did not?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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