8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2011 7:24 AM by christinfromaustin
pghsweetie Level 1 Level 1
This morning my iPod was fine. Now it shows the date as December 31, 1969 and the time is 7:00 pm. I can not change the time or the date, I have tried and it will not let me change it. I have tried turning it off and back on. I have tried holding the lock and home keys to have it restart. Nothing seems to be fixing the issue. Any ideas on what to try next?

HP Pavillion, Windows XP
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10
    Have you tried syncing it with your computer? Make sure the date/time on the computer is correct.
  • rehkopf Level 1 Level 1
    I am having the exact same problem!!!
  • jhughes766 Level 1 Level 1
    Having a similar problem on my son's 4th gen iPod touch.
    When I go to Settings > General > Date & Time the date shows as 1 Jan 2513 be. I can change the time day and month correctly, but as soon as I try to change the year it defaults back to 1 Jan 2513 be. No idea what the 'be' is for.
  • Ezundel Level 1 Level 1
    Same here Did anyone figure out the solution?
  • Ezundel Level 1 Level 1
    After letting it recharge overnight, the date change over. Once the battery recharged, I was able to change the date back!
  • PutWittyNameHere Level 1 Level 1
    I had the same problem.
    I think someone may have been playing with the device but as yours went wrong on the same day maybe there's been a glitch somewhere.

    I found in the end that the Calender format had been changed to Buddhist. To change it back go to Settings -> General -> International -> Calender Format (well that's what it is on my Ipod, YMMV).
  • nicolefromcelina Level 1 Level 1

    I went to the calendar format and it was on Buddhist!! If your calendar is messed up and says BE, it's on buddhist which is why it is all messed up... Man i'm a genius (that was sarcasm)

  • christinfromaustin Level 1 Level 1

    I was also experiencing this problem, however my calendar was not set to the Buddhist calendar like some people have mentioned, so that fix was not an option for me. I will say though, I had not used my ipod touch in a while so the battery had been completely dead before I plugged it in, turned it on, and noticed this issue with the date and time. I say that because I had read one of these posts that someone said they left their ipod charging for a while before they tried messing with it, and it was back to normal by the time they came back to it once it charged.


    After plugging it in while I fiddled with it, I first tried resetting default settings (NOT a full wipe) with no success. I then tried to sync it with iTunes, as mentioned above, and I did not think it worked at first because the date & time were still wrong, and I was waiting for it to perhaps automatically change itself back. However, a couple minutes after I had synced it with iTunes, I again tried to manually change the date & time and it finally let me with success, whereas before it would not and would just revert back.


    I'm not sure if the date & time got screwy simply because the battery had died a while back and had not been turned on since, therefore just needing to charge for a few minutes... or if the sync method is actually what did the trick. In any event, it's back to normal and working properly again.