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G. Michael Guy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
So all of my birthdays on my iphone 3g are 1 day earlier than they are in my outlook. I sync through an exchange server and i tried to check all the timezones were correct and it seems they are. Anyone else have this issue? Any solutions or suggestions? I use 1and1.com for my exchange and didn't have any problems with the birthdays on windows mobile 6.0 on my blackjack2...

thanks in advance.

mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iphone 3g
  • yeeha68 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yep! same issue, and also use exchange from 1and1.com. I had no issues prior to the 2.0 update. Seems new times are an hour off so all day events from 12-12 are now 11-11 and cross to the next day. no solutions here yet.
  • PC Defector Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
    make sure under settings > mail, contacts, calendar > all the way at the bottom... that time zone support is on and set to your time zone.
  • G. Michael Guy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I have Time Zone support enabled AND the correct time zone selected. I've tried syncing it both ways.

    To clarify: The wrong date is showing up in the CONTACT entry and NOT the calendar. All of my calendar entries are correct. Outlook has created an annual recurring event for their birthday and this shows up on the correct day in the calendar. However, on the Contact Birthday field the birthday has been shifted. I am NOT experiencing any hour shifts in my calendar appointments or anything. It appears to simply be birthdays in the contacts. If I correct it on the iPhone, it becomes wrong on outlook and vice versa. Oddly enough, anniversaries which are listed in my contacts are listed CORRECTLY! It's just the birthdays. I'd be more okay with this if it were making me younger by a day, but it is making me older, and that's not cool.

    --Michael
  • jrsmobile Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Also, is there a Daylight Savings Time switch? That could also explain the hour.
  • G. Michael Guy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I have not seen any daylight savings time option anywhere on the iphone.

    m
  • G. Michael Guy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Let me make this even weirder... SOME of my contacts are actually correct. But SOME are not. no pattern yet. I just noticed that a few were correct so I am not looking for some clue or pattern.

    m
  • mark3803 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yea - having the same problem. Very weird stuff.
  • G. Michael Guy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi Mark,

    Mind saying who your exchange provider is? It'd be nice to know if it's everyone or just some providers. A previous poster had the same provider (1and1.com) as me..

    best,
    m
  • G. Michael Guy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I have found the pattern of the incorrect birthdays in the contacts. It is a daylight savings issue.

    In 2008, daylight time begins on March 9 and ends on November 2. ALL my birthday from March 10-November 2 (INCLUSIVE of end points which I have friends with birthdays on...) are WRONG (they are listed as 1 day earlier)! The rest, as far as I have checked (and I have a ton of friends I'd have to check) are CORRECT!

    Now the symptoms are clear and a culprit has been spotted. Now a solution please? I hate daylight savings time... it has caused so many problems to inept programmers and problem solvers everywhere.

    Best,
    Michael

    Message was edited by: G. Michael Guy. Small typo corrected.
  • PC Defector Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
    have you updated outlook and windows with the daylight savings time update?

    in beta development it took some revisions to get the exchange events to sync with the correct time zones... the birthdays issue is really linked to it being an all-day event that gets off by a day which we experienced too... however, after reporting the bug, it was resolved in the next build and we've experienced no problems since with exchange syncing (i've been syncing for months)...

    that leads me to believe it might be a setting or an outlook/exchange/windows update issue. I know outlook also has time zone support and if that isn't set to the correct time zone it might be off as well.
  • G. Michael Guy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Everything I have has every available update installed on it that i know of. On my windows mobile everything was correct too. it's just wrong in apple's mobileme, apple's address book and apple's iphone... i tried switching everything to all apple products to see if it'd be better, but it's still broke.

    i've dumped exchange for the weekend (and probably for good) to use mobileme, but the birthday issue did not resolve itself. again, this is in the CONTACT entry and not the calendar entries.

    m
  • Bolverk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem. Given Australia is currently not under daylight savings time, I'd suggest it might not be the cause of the issue - but I have no alternative ideas to propose.
  • Bolverk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That said, I appear to have posted 50 minutes before the post I was replying to?
  • G. Michael Guy Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    No way it is a coincidence that it is EXACTLY the daylight savings time period that is messed up. it IS a DST issue. case closed. now what's the solution? I guess i can change allll my friends' birthdays, but grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr on that.

    m
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