iPhones hit with Daylight Savings Bug again, this time in iOS 7


Current time is incorrectly displayed in the Calendar, although scheduled events are correct.

Apple can't catch a break with Daylight Saving times can they? Apparently a new bug has surfaced in Calendar display that offsets the "current time" by one hour, although alarms and calendar events are correctly timed and displayed.

The bug was first reported at AppleInsider where users also uploaded images and described the issue, for example, at 12:15 p.m., the calendar app draws the "current time" line in the slot for 1:15 p.m., despite displaying the correct time beside the line and in the system notification bar. 

Back in 2010 a similar issue hit iPhone users, an alarm set for 5:55 am went off at 4:55 am instead; the issue only affected iPhones running iOS 4.1, and affected recurring alarms, even if the time was set correctly.

Then in 2011 another bug hit iOS where DST wasn't recognised, causing similar issues for people who rely on alarms to start their day. In some cases the devices updated for the time change, but then reverted back to DST.

The latest bug is thankfully not harmful to your schedule, but it looks like its back to the drawing board for Apple!

Source & Image: AppleInsider

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when i think im tired of shiftwork, it's things like this that make me glad not to get all bent out of shape over an 'extra' hour. means i get 13 hours pay Sun night instead of 12...heh

This is sad. Every iPhone/iPod/iPad has this issue. Why won't they fix that?
Another thing that sucks too. They still haven't fixed the bug where if you create a schedule, it adjusts the time base don the time zone you are in. So if I create an event like a meeting and I am in Chicago, but I create the event based on MST, when I actually get to California, it actually misses the event and tries to alert me based on my own time zone. How lame is that?

Android doesn't have this issue. If I create an event right now based on MST, it will alert me right on time no matter where I am in the USA.

For Apple who acts like they want businesses to use their device, they can't fix this simple issue. So much for quality. All that quality BS is just that...BS.

Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars->Time Zone Support (under Calendar)

Time Zone Support always shows event dates and time in the time zone selected for calendars.

When off, events will display according to the time zone of your current location.

/sigh

TechieXP said,
This is sad. Every iPhone/iPod/iPad has this issue.

I've been an iPhone user for five years and I have not had the issue or even seen it on a phone belong to a friend or family member, so not every iPhone has this issue. Sorry to ruin your parade.

Shadrack said,
Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars->Time Zone Support (under Calendar)

/sigh

Thank you. But I shouldn't have to do that. Why is this something I need to turn on? I don't have to do this on any other platform.

Let me give you an example. On my device, when I ste a calendar even, I pick the normal typical options. However, when I do location, all I have o do is type in a zip code, or city/state and those adjustments on time is done automatically. Which is how its always been on Windows Mobile and on Android.

I should not have to go to different locations on my device to do something so simple.
Such a setting if Apple feels they need to have it, should be right in the calendar itself. This shouldn't even be a setting, it should be automatic.

That is to much work for something so simple to implement right in the app.
A businessman on the go, such as myself wants it to be as simple as "set it and forget it". When I am rushing, I am not going to remember to make sure of this setting. Why? Because I never had to give it a second thought before////SIGH

But if, you are out of town and somebody wants to invite you to lunch or something at 1 LOCAL time, it can be a bit confusing doing it the opposite way. So just change the setting if you do not need to use it.

TechieXP said,
Thank you. But I shouldn't have to do that. Why is this something I need to turn on? I don't have to do this on any other platform.

Let me give you an example. On my device, when I ste a calendar even, I pick the normal typical options. However, when I do location, all I have o do is type in a zip code, or city/state and those adjustments on time is done automatically. Which is how its always been on Windows Mobile and on Android.

I should not have to go to different locations on my device to do something so simple.
Such a setting if Apple feels they need to have it, should be right in the calendar itself. This shouldn't even be a setting, it should be automatic.

That is to much work for something so simple to implement right in the app.
A businessman on the go, such as myself wants it to be as simple as "set it and forget it". When I am rushing, I am not going to remember to make sure of this setting. Why? Because I never had to give it a second thought before////SIGH

Whatever, man. You complain just to complain when it comes to everything Apple. You'd complain if the option wasn't there. But please, don't let that discourage your epic rants. They really make my day.

Shadrack said,

Whatever, man. You complain just to complain when it comes to everything Apple. You'd complain if the option wasn't there. But please, don't let that discourage your epic rants. They really make my day.

Really? So you couldn't argue my point, simply because it was a valid one. Please show me a platform where you have to go into the settings so that the calendar would sync based on time zone? RIGHT! There were none.

Dude...I am 44...not a kid. I had been using Windows Mobile since 2002. When I set a calendar event, I never had to choose based on Time Zone....EVER. When setting the time, I only had to click a box to support Daylight Savings Time. I have never had to do what you mention on Windows Mobile, Symbian, Palm OS or even Blackberry. That is 4 platforms I used in 2 decades and not one had this ever been a problem.

As a person who travels, you expect me to buy a device that cost me $899.99 retail, and I have to jump through hoops to do something I never had to do on phones that cost 1/2 as much?

If you are willing to tolerate such stupidity, go ahead. I'm not. It may be trivial to you. But I listen to my partner who missed appointments because of the calendar not doing this automatically.

We are talking businessmen here. Where time is very important. As a typical consumer, I don't expect you to understand how time is money. Your time may make you lose NOTHING, while my time could cost me more than your years salary. Just because it isn't important to you as a consumer, doesn't mean it isn't important.

Same argument you are making is what I heard about the iPhone 4 which is the first one I bought. How embarrassing you think it was to be in the middle of a business deal and have your phone drop you simply because you had your fingers in 2 places? The way I always held a phone? Now all of a sudden its wrong for me to do things the way I always been doing it?

You know what you sound like? You sound like a person that, if Apple made a car and they replace the steering wheel with a stick, you'd be happy even if all the controls that are on the steering wheel were moved to the top of the car. You'd be ok with that, while everyone is sticking with having radio controls and cruise control on the steering wheel because it wont require u to take your eyes of the road for more than a hot second and keep you alive while you're travel more than 80ft per second.

benthebear said,

I've been an iPhone user for five years and I have not had the issue or even seen it on a phone belong to a friend or family member, so not every iPhone has this issue. Sorry to ruin your parade.

This is where you would be wrong. The bug is in the OS. Everyone installs the OS on heir phone or pad or pod touch.

The question should be, what actually triggers the bug on some people and not others.

This is why I hate discussing anything with iFans. You all have thismindset that it isn;t a problem because it hasnt happen to me or anyone I know. Like somehow this is a metric for the whole world.

Guess what, using YOUR analogy; Windows which is riddled with problems; should be of no concern to me because I don't have the problem many people have. I don't run anti-virus. I have never needed it. The 2 times I have ever gotten one was because I did something to cause it. It didn't happen on its own and it simply won't.

Every phone does have the problem. So ask, what triggers for some and not others. Since this has been a KNOWN PROBLEM SINCE THE VERY FIRST MODEL, why is it so hard for Apple to fix it? Why is this not a problem on olders operating systems like Windows Mobile? Like Palm OS? Blackberry OS? Symbian OS? Why is this only a problem on what Apple raves to be the most advanced operating systm on a mobile device?

The constant defense you guys give Apple is just so tiring and lame.

I guess cancer isn't a problem for you, because you and none of your friends have it? So that means we shouldn't try to fix it, because it doesn't affect you? If this is how you think, then you have some serious problems.

You know, why must people use words like iFans?

Um this can be said about anything. I had a faulty NVIDIA GTX 670, and there was somebody that had one and they said they have no issues. That is all he was saying. He was not experiencing any issues.

With that logic, any bug/issue ever discovered in Windows was experienced by 100% of its userbase. No, there are problems in Windows that only get discovered if they have the right software and hardware. So again with that logic that is like explaining to Microsoft to fix an issue even if it affects <1%. So no, not every phone experiences this issue.

No issue here...im not seeing the issue in iOS 7.0.3 on my MC924LL/A iPhone (iPhone 4S)... all times are displaying correctly here in the United States.

As much as everyone likes to make fun of this...ever think it might be an easter egg now? Could be that they are doing it on purpose since this is year 3 that it has happened.

Ha, I was thinking about this recently since time change in the US is soon. I was thinking " I wonder if I need to set my actual alarm, or if iOS will be fixed"

This is sorta unnaceptable. It shows how poor the development, testing and logging of past issues is within their cycle.

I HATE DTS!!! A bit off topic, but I just don't see the reason for it anymore... it's bad for your health & actually costs more energy, so why do we keep using it???

Co-ords said,
I HATE DTS!!! A bit off topic, but I just don't see the reason for it anymore... it's bad for your health & actually costs more energy, so why do we keep using it???

I agree, I much prefer Dolby.

You'd have thought they would just throw some serious resources at DST and the lock screen, rewrite them from scratch with a better design and eliminate these bugs that come with ever new version of IOS / change in clocks.
They clearly have a severe quality problem in these two areas.

I'm interested in just how this can keep being a problem, as in the tech details of how and why the programming is seemingly 'done bad'. Surely apps should all go off the one system clock, and any and all bugs could be fixed here, not in each app?

Don't want to nit pick with apple, everyone has bugs in their software but how come these DST bugs keep coming? I'd have thought with 3+ years of DST bugs hitting them *every* time they's be on extra alert for them?

From a software perspective, I'm interested as to what they're doing wrong and how it keeps going wrong year after year

ROFLMAO... again? I'm glad I went with wp this time. Honestly, there just isn't any excuse to get hit with this again.

Surely a simple fix and for the target market for their phones, I am surprised Apple's standards are "not bothered" in this area.

It's not like DST is a one-off event!