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iPhone Daylight Savings time bug hits again in 2012

Last week along with the announcement of the new iPad, Apple revealed the availability of the latest operating system, iOS 5.1. Despite the recent update it seems some iPhone users have been hit with the dreaded Daylight Savings bug again in 2012.

A few hours ago in the US the clocks moved forward at 1:59 am to 3:00 am, and it seems that again some users have had issues with their iPhones. This problem rears its head every time there is a change with the clocks, and it also affects users in Europe as well, with residents in the UK due to move to British Summer Time later this month.

Now a number of readers have contacted Tuaw and reported that their iPhones went back an hour instead of leaping forward, which means the automatic adjustment of the time zone, went wrong again. One iPhone owner in Arizona that is an area that doesn’t really observe DST saw his device gain an hour.

To get around the problem many owners set a back up alarm just in case, and restarting the device can normally rectify the problem, or by turning the automatic time zone setting on and off. There is also the chance that many users that experienced the problem may still be running older versions of the iOS software.

This is an issue that has been affecting the handset for years now, and while many users have no trouble at all, it can be frustrating for the iPhone users that do have problems with the clocks changing each year. Did your iPhone re-adjust the time correctly?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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