8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2012 6:51 PM by Scotthardy1228
LuV2SPD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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)
    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
  • larryd517 Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
    While it's not chronic, I do get incorrect times. Rebooting fixes it.
    You can submit a bug report at www.apple.com/feedback
  • Eric Armstrong Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have the same problem and rebooting doesn't fix it for me. I'll be putting in a complaint!
  • celliott147 Level 4 Level 4 (1,280 points)
    there is already a thread for this...it appears to be related to the wi-fi bug that is plaguing many iPads as well...

  • larryd517 Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
    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.
  • myfragileego Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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