9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 28, 2014 3:52 PM by mackenziexxstar
alydor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I went to go download something from the app store and i couldn't because my date and time settings are off. So I went into setting to change them and it said the year was December 31, 2512 BE. That is definitely not the right date! And it also said the time was 5:00 but the actual time is like 11:20 am. And most of all it won't let me change anything about the date or time! It is driving me crazy because I really want this app and I jus heard a new song I want to download haha. So please help me! I'm desperate!


iPod touch
  • christinfromaustin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After reading other posts in the forum from people who were experiencing this problem, one fix people were mentioning is that, if your date settings say "BE" after it (as you mentioned), then your calendar somehow got set to the Buddhist calendar. To change it back to the 'proper' (Gregorian) calendar, go to Settings > General > International > Calendar , then change it back to Gregorian. Some people said this fixed their issue.

     

    I was also experiencing this problem, however that particular fix did not work for me. I had not used my ipod touch in a while so the battery was completely dead. After plugging it in while I fiddled with it, I first tried resetting default settings (NOT a full wipe) with no success. I then read someone mentioning trying to sync it with iTunes while it's plugged into your computer, and that did not seem to work at first because the date & time were still wrong. However, a couple minutes after I had synced it with iTunes, it finally LET me manually change the date & time, whereas before it would not let me.

     

    I had read on yet another post 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. Therefore, I'm not sure if the date & time got screwy simply because it 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, definitely try reading multiple posts that suggest different fixes to try BEFORE you go performing a full wipe or doing anything drastic. That was the first suggestion I saw, and I figured there HAD to be an easier way. Luckily, I was right!

  • akparsons97 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you so much i did the first suggestion and it worked, thanks...

  • stephenfrommissouri Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a problem where the Date stayed as Dec 31 1969, and the time stayed at 6:00pm. I realized that I had to change the year first, then it allowed me to set the rest of the date and time.

  • j-n-j Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much for this post!  I usually have ZERO luck trying things posted online.  This did the trick.  You saved me from my two boys pestering me for hours about when I could load on another game!  Especially loved that it was SIMPLE.  :-)

  • hdratwa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So glad you posted this!  It has been driving me crazy for weeks! 

  • grayka21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you so much for posting this!

  • Cool456 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THANK YOU SO MUCH  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    christinfromaustin wrote:

     

    After reading other posts in the forum from people who were experiencing this problem, one fix people were mentioning is that, if your date settings say "BE" after it (as you mentioned), then your calendar somehow got set to the Buddhist calendar. To change it back to the 'proper' (Gregorian) calendar, go to Settings > General > International > Calendar , then change it back to Gregorian. Some people said this fixed their issue.

     

    I was also experiencing this problem, however that particular fix did not work for me. I had not used my ipod touch in a while so the battery was completely dead. After plugging it in while I fiddled with it, I first tried resetting default settings (NOT a full wipe) with no success. I then read someone mentioning trying to sync it with iTunes while it's plugged into your computer, and that did not seem to work at first because the date & time were still wrong. However, a couple minutes after I had synced it with iTunes, it finally LET me manually change the date & time, whereas before it would not let me.

     

    I had read on yet another post 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. Therefore, I'm not sure if the date & time got screwy simply because it 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, definitely try reading multiple posts that suggest different fixes to try BEFORE you go performing a full wipe or doing anything drastic. That was the first suggestion I saw, and I figured there HAD to be an easier way. Luckily, I was right!

  • Sue1016 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks! this fixed my problem.

  • mackenziexxstar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Change the year first from 1969 to 2014 (or whatever) and then all the other changes become allowable.