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  • Elainestar Level 1 (0 points)
    Just to clarify: iPhone 3G, running 4.2.1, on AT&T, in Chattanooga, TN.

    When set to "automatic," suddenly I'm in Chicago. I have rebooted, many times today. Even erased the phone and restored from Friday. (I erase & restore fairly often, no problem.) The only thing that helps right now is to turn "automatic" OFF and set the phone to my correct time zone.
  • Pitchy Level 1 (5 points)
    "We're pretty sure it's a random AT&T problem. As a temporary workaround change the Time and Date setting to turn Automatic to OFF."

    The crazy thing is though, my fiancé's 3GS updated to the correct time. Our phones were never more than 30 feet apart, so we should be on the same tower. Why her 3GS showed the correct time and my iPhone 4 did not baffled me all morning. It finally updated automatically to the correct time around 3pm EST. Both our phones are running iOS 4.3, so that's why I was puzzled.

    Rebooting and syncing did not fix the problem for me. I just had to ride it out and it finally figured out the correct time.
  • tbandl Level 1 (0 points)
    dr187- I live in White Pine, TN, which is about 40'ish miles from Knoxville. Strange because (as I posted before) my iPhone 4 will not update unless I turn off "Set Automatically," whereas my son's iPhone 3GS changed time correctly with the same OS and settings. It's not our tower, obviously, since we have both been here all day using the same tower. We both had our phones on all night. I have restarted my phone multiple times, hard reboot, changed settings, and everything suggested here to no avail. Still showing the wrong time unless I turn off the automatic settings. Strangely interesting and frustrating, I must say......
  • Elzlaik Level 1 (0 points)
    I am in Canada. My iPad on Rogers Wireless is 1 hour behind. My iPhone displayed the correct time; however, after a reboot the iPhone is also now 1 hour behind. The only way to display the correct time is to turn off "Set Automatically". If I turn on Airport mode, then turn it back on, the clock flashes the correct time for about five seconds after the 3G reconnects, but then returns to the incorrect time.
  • Pittwm Level 1 (5 points)
    Update.... If you turn off the 3G network, the clock will magically set itself correctly.... So this problem is network related.
  • tbandl Level 1 (0 points)
    Yeah, except as soon as I turned wifi or 3G back on, it reverted back to the old time. Double erg.
  • KC7GNM Level 4 (2,805 points)
    Glad I live in Arizona because we don't change time however this morning my phone was an hour ahead until I unlocked it then it was correct. That is one reason why daylight saving time is outdated. No one needs DST anymore and it should be eliminated permanently.
  • HauntedTank Level 1 (0 points)
    I've done everything with no luck. Except one... drive.

    I drove 3 mins. away from the cell tower I was on at the apartment when I noticed the clock now works fine.
    I kept it on "set automatically" and it corrected itself.
    My remedy... go for a coffee and all should be well.

  • KaeBFly Level 4 (1,700 points)
    Guess I'll throw my 2 cents in since I notice some VZ iPhone users have chimed in. I have the Verizon iPhone 4 (4.2.6), live in SouthWest Georgia (less than 15 miles from the Alabama/GA border). My time updated correctly at 2:00 am. It has maintained the correct time throughout the day. Not that this is completely relevant but my iPod Touch also updated correctly (running iOS 4.3). My mother, also a VZ Iphone owner also had her phone update correctly. My friend, a AT&T iPhone 4 user also had hers update correctly. She lives in Clarksville, TN and is on Central Time. I am not sure what her iOS is (not sure if she updated to 4.3).
  • Zarg404 Level 1 (0 points)
    Chile decided, at the beginning of march, to extends daylight saving time two weeks in 2011. So I think that the problem will disappear the 2nd of April for iphone and mac os in Chile
  • GingerSue Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't think it's the phone, I think it's the ATT towers. My iPhone is not correct unless I switch off automatic time in the settings. None of the other suggestions have worked.

    My son has an LG with ATT and his time is also off an hour. So I think it's on ATT's end, not ours.
  • NoBo Mac Level 1 (25 points)
    My take is that it is the cell towers.

    My phone switched time correctly, no reboots.

    Reading comments on blogs re: the issue, and comments in this thread, it's not just iPhones that have had problems. Blackberries and other feature phones are having issues as well.

    BTW: visiting the Vegas area (Henderson).

    Message was edited by: NoBo Mac
  • amiotica Level 1 (0 points)
    here is a weird one.. my phone was correct yeaterday (sunday march 13th) but today (monday march 14th) it is back to the old time... why the **** did that happen?
  • dr187 Level 1 (0 points)
    As of 1am this morning, problem was still not resolved. However, when I woke up this morning the problem was resolved and the correct time was now reported automatically. Must have been a local tower issue, but it still doesn't explain why people in the same household running the same software were experiencing different behavior...
  • LeahMik Level 1 (0 points)
    I have an iPhone 3GS. The time changed for Daylight Savings, so I didn't think there was any problem. Last night I turned on my two repeating alarm for 6:15 and 6:30 just like I always do. They did not go off at all. I woke up 5 minutes after 8, and needless to say I was late for work.

    Did anyone else experience them not going off at all? I'm at a loss.