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iPhone Daylight Saving 2017: 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.

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.

What you need to know about iPhone Daylight Saving Time 2017.
What you need to know about iPhone Daylight Saving Time 2017.

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?”

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 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

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 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.

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 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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12 Comments

  1. Ketosis Diet

    11/01/2015 at 6:05 am

    When told the reason for daylight savings time the Old Indian said, “Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”

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  2. sheryl

    03/12/2016 at 5:57 pm

    What do you mean “turn back,” don’t you mean “move forward”?

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  3. Cindy

    03/12/2016 at 7:46 pm

    I thought in March you Spring forward. Why do the instructions say to turn your clock back?

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  4. Roserhernandez

    03/12/2016 at 8:18 pm

    awsm

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  5. Roserhernandez

    03/12/2016 at 8:20 pm

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  6. Lex

    03/13/2016 at 3:58 am

    I followed your manual set and they still applied the time change to it and I found myself waking up two hours earlier than usual and driving to work an hour early.

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  7. Kaia

    03/13/2016 at 4:18 am

    I did this and my phone adjusted for daylight savings anyway and woke me up an hour early. Better than late I guess.

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  8. Tom Sawyer

    03/15/2016 at 10:28 am

    My iPhone 6S keeps switching back to standard time. It automatically moved forward at 2 AM on Sunday morning but it keeps switch back and forth. It caused me to be an hour late on Monday 3/14. Today, my alarm went off on time, but reminders for things I was supposed to do before I left work went off an hour late. Sure enough my phone had switched back to standard time. Is anyone else having this problem? I need it fixed right away, please!

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  9. notqkenuff

    03/15/2016 at 2:07 pm

    I have the same problem with my Iphone 6s switching from normal time back to standard time. I will check it in one room and it will have the normal time, go into the kitchen and it’s an hour back. It switches randomly anytime of the day all day. Sometimes i have to turn the phone off and restart it and it will show the time from before and about 5 minutes later it will switch to the current time. Sprint has no answers because I didn’t pay the epic amount for insurance on the phone. I’m thinking between Sprint and the Iphone- the android and Verizon are looking pretty darn good.

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    • Tom Sawyer

      03/15/2016 at 2:35 pm

      I turned off Set Automatically and have had no problems since. It maintains the correct time but it’s turned off getting the time from the Sprint network. I think there’s a bug in the communication between Sprint’s switches and the iOS software.

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  10. eggmedia

    03/16/2016 at 3:01 pm

    Same problem here with iPhone 6 and Sprint. It’s been three days since the time change and my phone still switches between standard and daylight. Just turned off Set Automatically.

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  11. Emily

    03/16/2016 at 7:21 pm

    We’ve been having the same problem with the time switching back and forth since the DST with the 6s as well but not the 6s plus. I’m happy to know its not just us! Thank you for the tips, egg media & Tom Sawyer!

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