Apple says, “In some regions, shortly before or after the daylight saving time (DST) change, repeating alarms created in the Clock app may work incorrectly.”
According to Apple, the affected products are, “iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (3rd generation), iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (2nd generation)”
The San Francisco Bay Area-based Apple says the problem should correct itself early this week and it is working on a fix. They say the software fix will be available later this month.
Thousands of Europeans showed up at work an hour late last weekend because of the iPhone glitch. Europe changed its clocks last weekend. Australians and New Zealanders noted the problem three weeks ago when they turned their clocks ahead an hour. Fortunately, the problem meant they were early not late. London’s Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that the glitch made a lot of folks late in the UK.
If you own an affected iPhone or iPod touch, how do you fix it?
You may need to delete recurring alarms and re-enter them.
CNN published the following step-by-step instructions to fix the bug:
1. Open the Clock application.
2. Click on the Alarm icon at the bottom of the screen.
3. Click the “plus sign” icon in the top right corner.
4. Create an alarm and make sure you have the “repeat” option set to “never.” (The glitch only occurs with repeat alarms, such as those workers set to wake them up at the same time each weekday).
5. Select the appropriate time and sound, and click “save.”
Some folks have already reported on Twitter that the bug has made them late already on Sunday. Those are the people who apparently have a reoccurring alarm that was set up to go off on Sundays.
Some folks are reporting on Twitter that their iPhones changed time late. One wrote: “My iPhone time just updated! Late for breakfast, thanks apple. Tribes off then on phone and the time updated…7 hours late.”
Another said, “iPhone decided to knock it’s clock back kind of late… Late as in this morning at 10 AM”
One Tweet read, “Thanks iPhone for making me an hour late for church this morning!