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 backward 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 starts on Sunday November 6th at 2AM for users who are in a location where Daylight Saving is observed. At 2 AM on November 6th you move the clock back to 2 AM.
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 6th? Here’s what you need to know about iPhone Daylight Saving Time changes and warnings.
iPhone Daylight Saving Time Changes
The biggest question many iPhone owners have is, “Will the iPhone automatically change for Daylight Saving Time?”
In most cases the iPhone will automatically adjust to the right time when we fall back on November 6th. 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.
iPhone Daylight Saving Problems & Bugs
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.
With iOS 10.1.1 on many devices we may see no problems with the time switch for the end of Daylight Saving Time 2016, 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 6th.
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.
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.
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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