iPhone Daylight Saving 2016: 3 Things to Know

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 “spring ahead” and turn your clock forward is Daylight Saving Time, but a great number of people call it Daylight Savings Time, or simply Daylight Savings.

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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 starts on Sunday March 13th at 2AM for users who are in a location where Daylight Saving is observed. At 2 AM on March 13th you move the clock ahead to 3 AM.

What you need to know about iPhone Daylight Saving time 2016.

What you need to know about iPhone Daylight Saving time 2016.

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When you make this change you gain an hour of time in November, likely an hour of sleep.

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iPhone Daylight Saving Time Changes

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.

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 spring ahead on March 13th. You don’t need to change the time or settings if your iPhone is configured to Set Automatically.

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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.

iPhone Daylight Saving Problems & Bugs

There are occasionally iPhone Daylight Saving problems.

There are occasionally iPhone Daylight Saving problems.

While the iPhone is supposed to automatically change the time at 2 AM to 3 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 9.2.1 on many devices we may see no problems with the time switch for the start of Daylight Saving Time 2016, but Apple’s track record isn’t exactly great.

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If this happens again, you may find yourself waking up at the wrong time on March 13th.

Manually Change Your iPhone Clock

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 March 12th.

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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.

How to manually change the timer for Daylight Saving on your iPhone.

With this option set, you will be ready for the 2016 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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Speck CandyShell Clear iPhone 6s Case

The Speck CandyShell Clear is the first clear iPhone 6s case from Speck, and the first clear case from the company overall. This form-fitting, minimalist iPhone 6s case delivers a decent amount of protection with a military drop test 810G rating.

Speck assures us that the clear case will not yellow with use like many cheap clear case options. The clear finish is perfect for showing off your iPhone 6s color choice while protecting it.

Buttons move perfectly and are easy to find by touch and there is a raised front bezel to keep the iPhone 6s display off hard surfaces.

$34.95 at Speck

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