iPhone Daylight Saving: 3 Things to Know is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.
Does the iPhone automatically adjust to Daylight Saving Time? We’re here to answer all your questions about iPhone Daylight Savings.
The official name for the reason you “fall back” and turn your clock back is Daylight Saving Time, but a great number of people call it Daylight Savings Time, or simply Daylight Savings.
Whatever you want to call the time change that takes place this weekend, here’s what you need to know about iPhone Daylight Saving Time and how it can impact you.
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday November 1st at 2AM for users who are in a location where Daylight Saving is observed. At 2 AM on November 1st you move the clock back to 1 AM.
What you need to know about iPhone Daylight Saving Time changes.
When you make this change you gain an hour of time in November, likely an hour of sleep.
Will your iPhone wake you up at the right time on November 1st? Here’s what you need to know about iPhone Daylight Saving Time changes and warnings.
The biggest question many iPhone owners have is, “Will the iPhone automatically change for Daylight Saving Time?”
How to check that your iPhone will automatically adjust for Daylight Saving Time.
In most cases the iPhone will automatically adjust to the right time when we fall back on November 1st. You don’t need to change the time or settings if your iPhone is configured to Set Automatically.
Go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time to make sure your iPhone is configured to automatically show the right time. If it looks like the screenshot above you are good to go.
There are occasionally iPhone Daylight Saving problems.
While the iPhone is supposed to automatically change the time at 2 AM to 1 AM in areas that observe Daylight Saving, this doesn’t always happen.
We’ve seen iPhone Daylight Saving Time bugs on the iPhone in 2012, 2013 and in 2014.
With iOS 9.1 on many devices we may see no problems with the time switch for the end of Daylight Saving Time 2015, but Apple’s track record isn’t exactly great.
If this happens again, you may find yourself waking up at the wrong time on November 1st.
If you have to be ready at a specific time on Sunday, you should go ahead and manually turn back your iPhone clock before you go to sleep on Saturday night October 31st.
To do this, go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time -> Turn off Set Automatically.
Tap on the time below and then scroll back one hour so that your time is now set for Daylight Saving Time.
How to manually change the timer for Daylight Saving on your iPhone.
With this option set, you will be ready for the 2015 time change. Now you can set your alarms like you normally would and be sure that you get up on time.
After you are up, you can go back and turn Set Automatically back on so that your iPhone will change times automatically as you travel.
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