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Wrong time on ipad

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LuV2SPD Calculating status...
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Jun 3, 2010 5:18 AM
The time and date on my iPad always wrong. I set the time everyday and it gets scrambled. What seems to be the problem.
Ipad, Other OS
  • necronym Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)
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    Jun 3, 2010 5:46 AM (in response to LuV2SPD)
    Perhaps the iPad time is correct and all the other clocks (times) are wrong?

    Check your iTunes store account settings to make sure the store is set to the correct country (I vaguely remember an iPod I had kept showing the wrong time and for some reason the store account had defaulted to some other country)

    Check the timezone

    If they are all ok, back up your iPad, try restoring your iPad from within iTunes.

    Alternatively give Apple Tech Support a call or make an appointment with a Genius at your local Apple Store to get them to check it over
    24"LED + Mac Mini Server, iMac i5,MBP 13", iPad (3G) 16GB, iPhone 32GB 3GS., Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • larryd517 Calculating status...
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    Jun 4, 2010 9:27 AM (in response to LuV2SPD)
    While it's not chronic, I do get incorrect times. Rebooting fixes it.
    You can submit a bug report at
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6), Memory: 2.5 GB
  • Eric Armstrong Calculating status...
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    Jun 4, 2010 9:53 AM (in response to larryd517)
    I have the same problem and rebooting doesn't fix it for me. I'll be putting in a complaint!
    iPad 3G, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,125 points)
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    Jun 4, 2010 10:40 AM (in response to LuV2SPD)
    there is already a thread for appears to be related to the wi-fi bug that is plaguing many iPads as well...
    13" MacBook Pro, 2.53GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 64GB iPad 3G (OS 3.2); 32GB iPhone 3GS (OS 3.1.3); 30GB HP iPod Photo
  • larryd517 Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Jun 4, 2010 1:30 PM (in response to Eric Armstrong)
    I called tech support and they suggested a restore.
    I don't have this issue too often (three times in 6 weeks), so I wont know if the restoration fixed it, or not.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6), Memory: 2.5 GB
  • myfragileego Calculating status...
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    Aug 22, 2011 3:06 PM (in response to LuV2SPD)

    I've been suffering this issue on my iPad 2 and I just experienced the exact same time distortion effect when copying files between my windows pc and another windows pc - at 7:42am the destination displayed the file modified time as 1:42am. That's the same offset I saw on my iPad. I checked the date and time settings on my computer (windows 7) and it was set to Pacific Time Zone rather than Brisbane Australia. After changing it to the correct Time Zone the computer time was 1:42am.


    So it looks like the iPad is cleverly adjusting time by looking at the difference between the timezone on the computer and its own timezone, then setting the time appropriately. That calculation depends on having the timezone set correctly.


    Solution: Correct the timezone on your computer and then correct the time on your computer. That should stop it happening.

  • TooBad41 Calculating status...
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    Dec 12, 2011 4:12 PM (in response to LuV2SPD)

    I had a similar problem in that the not only the time but the date was wrong. In fact the calendar was a day ahead and the time was about 18 hours ahead of my local central Texas time.  It is almost like I was living in Australia.

    When the Presidents Cup was held there a few weeks ago I checked the golf scores on the Australian PGA site.  I suspect my IPad 2 picked up that time zone as my local time zone.  When I went into Settings, General, Time and Date.  I turned off the automatic setting and put in Dallas as my time zone.  My time and date is now correct without having to reboot or call support.  This works on both Wifi and Cellular.  My gut feeling is that the iPad picks up the time and date when you look at various foreign websites or maybe when using Google Earth.  Just a thought but maybe this suggestion will help someone.  I would definitely turn off the automatic time and date unless you do a lot of world traveling.

  • Scotthardy1228 Calculating status...
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    Mar 22, 2012 6:51 PM (in response to LuV2SPD)

    What helped me was resetting the screen saver back to the default.


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