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Daylight savings time 2014 bug unlikely on iOS 8.1

We still see people worrying before the daylight savings time change in 2014, which is due to an iPhone bug seen a few years ago that also hit some iPad owners as well. Many of our Apple gadgets will be running iOS 8.1 during the fall daylight savings time change, so it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see any problems this year.

With that said, there has been issues since we originally heard many stories from iPhone and iPad owners back in 2010. When daylight saving time started in 2011 some of Product Reviews readers reported their iPhone, or iPad “alarm didn’t go off on time”.


This can happen if you haven’t made sure your device has automatic time selected, which then adjusts for daylight savings time at the start and end of the year. The iPhone daylight savings time bug hit again in 2012, which resulted in some people being late for work by an hour.

There were less issues last year, so considering that fact and iOS now being at version 8.1, we’re not expecting many problems in 2014. Those that see their iPad and iPhone alarm clocks going off late, might have a setting incorrectly marked and this will happen if you manually adjust your time.

If you find that your iPad or iPhone alarm didn’t go off in 2014, then leave a comment below along with the iOS version you’re running? The clocks should change for fall daylight saving time in the early UK hours of Sunday, October 26th.

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