In the United States and Canada, daylight savings ends on Nov. 7, requiring Americans to set clocks back one hour. Due to a software glitch, however, many iPhone users may experience a rude awakening when their alarms go off an hour early or an hour late.
The iOS 4.1 software glitch first became apparent in Australia and New Zealand, where daylight savings ended on Oct. 3. and people who used their phones as alarm clocks discovered the gadgets going off an hour before the time they'd been set for, MacRumors reported. Here is one snafu that an iPhone user posted on YouTube:
Next, as Engadget reported, the bug surfaced in Europe, where daylight savings expired this weekend, with iPhone alarms sounding an hour later than the time users had set on their phones. Even more confusingly, the time displayed on the phone's clock changed properly along with daylight savings, but the alarm function remained an hour off.
Apple says it is working on a fix for the glitch that it plans to make available for download.
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