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PhilipJohn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
It says on my phone it's Sep 4th and 1:30 p.m., it's the 28th and it's 5 a.m.!!! Anyone know how to fix this?

Dell Inspiron, Windows XP
  • 1. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    jammin' Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    First, make sure the date and time are correct on your computer.

    On your iPhone go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time.
    Turn Set Automatically on.

    If your computer time is correct and
    Set Automatically is on then the only thing that it could be is either
    a glitch in your phone or that the cell service is sending you
    the wrong time.

    Jamin
  • 2. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    PhilipJohn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The date and time are correct on my computer, it goes to the wrong time everytime I synch my phone. I have to go under settings turn off update time and turn it back on to get the correct time. That can't be right!
  • 3. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    jammin' Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    my only other guess would be to so a soft reset of the phone. hold in the home and sleep buttons on the phone ignoring the power off slider until you see the apple logo...
  • 4. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    nosidam Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
    Make sure your time zone information is correct on both computer and iPhone.
  • 5. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    everettwolf Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
    You ever see the movie Groundhog Day? Well, you're in it. :o)
  • 6. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    jljacksoniv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the exact same problem with my iPhone regarding the Date & Time. This happens every time I try to sync with my PC. I also have the same computer model that you have, Dell Inspiron. Did you ever figure out how to fix the problem? I am about to go into an Apple Store to ask them.
  • 7. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    jmargari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the exact same problem and I cannot even find a pattern to what it changes the time and date to. I have tested this a few times today and each time the date is different. This happens every time I plug in the iPhone, I don't even have to sync it. As soon as I plug it in the date changes to some random date and the time also changes. Has anyone been able to fix this?

    I tried every time and date setting I could find on the phone with no luck. I powered on and off and also tried a soft reset. The time and date on my computer are fine. when I turn automatic off and then back on, everything goes back to normal.
  • 8. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    Jennifer_B Level 4 Level 4 (1,760 points)
    jmargari,

    Under Settings > General on the iPhone, do you have your Date & Time set automatically or manually? If the automatic setting does not appear to be working, you can try setting it to manual.

    If manually setting the date and time does not work, you may need to restore the iPhone back to factory settings. Make sure all of your information is backed up on your computer before completing this, as it will erase all of your information. For more information on restoring your iPhone, check out this article:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305744

    Hope this helps,
    Jennifer B.
  • 9. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    jmargari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, this is strange, but I believe I discovered the problem. I sync my iPhone to two different computers. My work laptop for the calendar, and my home laptop for everything else. Often times I leave my work laptop running all night and many times I will leave iTunes running all night. Well, I discovered that if I close iTunes and then open it again, this strange time date behavior stops and it works properly. It worked properly for the rest of the day. Then I left iTunes open again all night and when I came back into the office the next day the problem was there again. I close iTunes and re-opened it and again, the problem was fixed. I'll do a bot more testing on this to see what exactly is going on and report back if I find anything further.
  • 10. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    ElegantMac Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    I too have this problem, and yes, already have timezone set on both iPhone and PC. Pattern amongst those reporting it seems to be we're all using Windows and have upgraded to newest iTunes. Only happens when I physically dock (not when I keep phone in doc and hit "sync" in iTunes).

    Two workarounds:
    1) Settings > Airplane Mode > toggle
    2) Settings > General > Date & Time > Set Automatically > toggle

    Still annoying, date and time that iPhone gets set to seems random.
  • 11. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    Hayder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also think you are right. I was having the same problem after the upgrade and after reading your email I realized that I leave iTunes application on when I put my laptop into stand by mode and when next day when I reconnect, I get date out of sync. I closed iTunes application and restarted it. That fixed the time on iPhone right away.

    Thanks for the tip.
  • 12. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    ElegantMac Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Agreed, Windows standby/hibernate mode corrupts the latest iTunes and leads to wrong time on iPhone until iTunes restarted or iPhone time settings refreshed. Hoping Apple patches this iTunes bug with the next update.
  • 13. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    donreith Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    you guys rock! noticed this behavior over the past few days. exact same scenario as mentioned by others here. quit & restart iTunes after waking my Dell laptop addresses the problem.
  • 14. Re: Time and Date arong after the update!!!!
    jmargari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Anyone know how to report this bug to apple?
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