3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2010 7:43 AM by drenthe
SPKonissis Level 1 Level 1
I bought a couple of apps that connect to the Atomic time server and although they work well, all they can do is show me the time difference between the iPhone clock and the real time on the Atomic clock server (offset).
I wrote to the app's manufacturer and they told me that apple will not allow them access to the iPhone's clock so that it can be corrected.
I am just wondering why.
I really hope it is not because apple plan to launch a new phone sometime in the future with this function!
I know it must be possible and relatively easy for apple to enable this feature on the iphone so please somebody please explain to me the real reason for this. Almost every phone I have ever owned has had the ability to be updated and synced by either my pc or some app, so I really can't understand why apple would have disabled this feature. I have my clock set to automatically update itself but it is ALWAYS about 30 seconds off! What's the point of that?
Does anyone know of any way to enable this feature so that my iphone clock updates itself every time I connect it to my PC for example?
Many Thanks in advance for your help.

iPhone, iOS 4
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    No 3rd party app can have access to private iPhone API's, and such an app would require access to private iPhone API's. This is one of the things that Apple checks for every 3rd party app before being approved to be available via the iTunes app store.
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7
    I have my clock set to automatically update itself but it is ALWAYS about 30 seconds off!

    That's a problem with the carrier. Contact them about resetting their clock.
  • drenthe Level 1 Level 1
    No, this has nothing to do with any carrier. I still have my 3G whose clock (always) is to the second with my atomic clocks at home (or my computers for that matter.) Both iPhone 4's in my family are off; one by 40 seconds, one by almost a minute, and increasing. They simply do not sync. I suspect that the clock module in the 4G is of an inferior quality.