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iPad losing time when asleep

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Coddfish Calculating status...
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Jun 25, 2010 3:42 AM
I have noticed many entries on this problem on this and other sites. Here is my experience. The iPad holds time correctly when in use. The home wifi it is most usually used with is set with the correct time. The iMac it is synced with has the correct time. Left asleep and not on power, it will wake up with an incorrect time, always later than its last time of use. It's as if the iPad shuts down the power on the chip when asleep, expecting it to synchronise from the 3G source when it wakes up ... But then it misses out this step because it is on a wifi. Come on Apple, it's time you sorted this.
iPad 3G 64meg, iOS 4
  • Alancito Level 6 Level 6 (10,770 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 3:55 AM (in response to Coddfish)
    Welcome to the discussions.
    Coddfish wrote:
    Come on Apple, it's time you sorted this.

    This is the place to tell 'em:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html

     ~ Alancito
     MacBook Pro 15" 1,1, Mac OS X (10.6.4), MobileMe iLife'08 iWork'08
  • aint2 Calculating status...
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    Jun 25, 2010 4:13 AM (in response to Coddfish)
    I fixed th lost time issue when on home wifi by using the solution for the problem of "lost" wifi discussed elsewhere and suggested by Apple.

    Go to Settings->Brightness&Wallpapers. Turn AUTO BRIGHTNESS off and make sure you move the brightness slider away from minimum (you must see some blue color on the left of the slider).

    This is the Apple suggested solution (at least until software update). And it worked for me.

    Good luck.
    Windows 7
  • Pappasbike Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Jun 30, 2010 11:11 AM (in response to Coddfish)
    Mine just started exhibiting this in the last couple of days. Today I was out at a coffee shop that had a wifi network, everything ok there. Put the ipad to sleep then drove home. It seems as if it lost about the amount of time it took me to get home where it was then connected to my wifi network. After a couple of minutes on the network it corrected itself, I do have it set to Automatic. A day or two ago I had to reboot it to get the correct time back. Never had this problem before and I've had it since it was released. I have the 3G version but have never activated a data plan since just about everywhere I go has wifi available.

    Any further thoughts on this? I don't have any wifi or download issues that could be related.
    Macbook Pro 15" 2.4 Late '08, Intel iMac 20" 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Pappasbike Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Jul 2, 2010 12:24 PM (in response to Coddfish)
    It occurred to me that previously I was regularly turning the iPad off at night then connecting it to the charger which of course restarted it. I would leave it plugged in over night to charge. But several days ago because I was at work more than usually I did not restart it or connect to power because it pretty much had a full charge from very limited use. That was when I noticed the time error. Since rebooting it and using it frequently again I'm restarting it each night as I was before. I have not seen the issue since.

    It may be because I was restarting it each night that I didn't see the issue when some of the others did. If so there is definitely an issue internally with it maintaing time accurately and perhaps just restarting it regularly is the solution for now. Anyway that's what I Intend to do until I see the issue addressed. Perhaps there's even a certain level of battery power/charge that affects this.
    Macbook Pro 15" 2.4 Late '08, Intel iMac 20" 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • &&& Calculating status...
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    Jul 9, 2010 1:57 PM (in response to Coddfish)
    Mine started losing time today, several hours. Has worked fine the last several weeks until today.
    Ipad, iOS 4
  • BSween Calculating status...
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    Jul 9, 2010 2:33 PM (in response to Coddfish)
    I just spoke with AppleCare. They are aware of this issue and are releasing a fix with their fall ios4 update for the iPad. Until then, all of us with this problem will be on our own time...
    Windows 7
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)
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    Jul 9, 2010 3:03 PM (in response to BSween)
    BSween wrote:
    I just spoke with AppleCare. They are aware of this issue and are releasing a fix with their fall ios4 update for the iPad. Until then, all of us with this problem will be on our own time...


    Mine has done this once, lost several hours.

    No wonder there's no clock app!
    Mac Pro 8x3.0GHz 14GB, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPad, iPhones, otyer Macs, various non-Mac computers
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,130 points)
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    Jul 9, 2010 3:15 PM (in response to Alley_Cat)
    I despise all of you guys. I didn't notice this issue until right now. Now it drives me crazy.

    Message was edited by: OrangeMarlin
    MacBook Pro (unibody). iPhone 4 (32GB). iPad 3G (64GB)., Mac OS X (10.6.4), No Windows here
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,620 points)
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    Jul 10, 2010 12:11 AM (in response to OrangeMarlin)
    It's quite surprising that something like this has actually slipped through into production models - let's hope it's simply a software issue.
    Mac Pro 8x3.0GHz 14GB, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPad, iPhones, otyer Macs, various non-Mac computers
  • Pappasbike Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Jul 10, 2010 4:31 AM (in response to OrangeMarlin)
    OrangeMarlin wrote:
    I despise all of you guys. I didn't notice this issue until right now. Now it drives me crazy.

    Message was edited by: OrangeMarlin

    Maybe it'll work for you but since I've gone back to turning my ipad off each night and then restarting it either by connecting it to a charger or just manually restarting it I have not had the issue once.
    Macbook Pro 15" 2.4 Late '08, Intel iMac 20" 2.4, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Bill Bard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 13, 2010 10:56 AM (in response to Pappasbike)
    I may have "synced" the time on mine this morning by turning off and back on the cell part.

    I have the iPod with 3G and using a data plan. Anybody have this problem with the wi-fi only or the 3G unit but not using the data plan?
  • pilotguy1990 Calculating status...
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    Jul 13, 2010 11:05 AM (in response to Coddfish)
    I had the problem too, going as much as 30-45 minutes behind when I would wake it. I did a hard reset, holding the home button and power button together. After doing so, I reconnected it to power and gave it a full charge. I should also note, I only experienced the loss of time while it was quite low on battery (between 10-20% of life left).
    iPad Wifi 16GB, iPhone 3GS, iOS 4
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