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.
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 12 at 2AM for users who are in a location where Daylight Saving is observed. At 2 AM on March 12 6th you move the clock forward to 3 AM. When you make this change you lose an hour of time in March, likely an hour of sleep.
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Will your iPhone wake you up at the right time on March 12? 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 spring ahead on March 12th. 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 10.2.1 on many devices we may see no problems with the time switch for the start of Daylight Saving Time 2017, but Apple’s track record isn’t exactly great.
If this happens again, you may find yourself waking up at the wrong time on March 12th.
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.
To do this, go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time -> Turn off Set Automatically.
Tap on the time below and then scroll ahead one hour so that your time is now set for Daylight Saving Time.
With this option set, you will be ready for the 2017 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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