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iPhone Daylight Saving 2020: 3 Things to Know in November



Does the iPhone automatically adjust to Daylight Saving Time? We’re here to answer all your questions about iPhone Daylight Savings in 2020.

The official name for the reason you “Fall Back” and turn your clock back 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 2018.

What you need to know about iPhone Daylight Saving Time 2020.

Daylight Saving Time started on Sunday, March 8th at 2 AM for users who are in a location where Daylight Saving is observed. Daylight Saving ends on Sunday, November 1st at 2 AM.

At 2 AM on November 1st you move the clock back to 1 AM. When you make this change you gain an hour of time, likely an hour of sleep.

The spring time change has dangerous consequences including a 24% increased chance of a heart attack on Monday after, risk for a stroke increases by 15% on Sunday and Monday following the time change and car crashes are up 9% during the Spring time change.

During the fall back, with daylight ending earlier in the afternoon it can cause issues with bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder and one study showed an 11% increase in depression after the change as well as an uptick in suicide rates.

If you still have trouble getting out of bed, check out our tips to take the pain out of Daylight Saving time changes. We also love using our Caseta Wireless smart lights that can gradually wake you up with soft light and using Serena Shades that can automatically open to wake you and close them to keep rooms cool.

Will your iPhone wake you up at the right time on November 1st? 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 Back on November 1st. 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 1AM 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. We haven’t seen major issues in the last few years. We even saw a major Apple Watch Daylight Saving bug cause boot loops, so problems are still possible.

With iOS 14.1 out there is a good chance that everything works out well, but there are iOS 14.1 problems.

If problems happen, you may find yourself waking up at the wrong time.

How to Manually Change Your iPhone Clock

If you have to be ready at a specific time on Sunday, you should go ahead and manually turn your iPhone clock back 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 time for Daylight Saving on your iPhone.

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

With this option set, you will be ready for the 2020 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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  2. sheryl

    03/12/2016 at 5:57 pm

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

  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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  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.

  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.

  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!

  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.

    • 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.

  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.

  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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  14. Annie F.

    02/18/2019 at 9:58 am

    Someone keeps telling me the following about say when you spring forward:

    Not only will your phone’s clock show the correct DST, but it will change all your times on past text messages and FB posts to one hour ahead and not leave them as the actual time posted when on standard time. For example if you look at an old text or FB post that was posted during standard time, and you are currently on Daylight Savings time, you need to subtract an hour to know what time it was actually posted on that day when standard time was in effect. How can this be?

  15. Dre

    03/10/2019 at 3:47 am

    Yeah thanks a lot! I wish I would have read the comments! I started calling my coworkers and it turns out I’m an hour early. So I got up at 2:15am instead of 3:15am thanks to your suggestion of changing it to manual. Please take this down!

  16. nb

    03/10/2019 at 4:16 am

    Yep- i did the same thing, only i had a melt down when my taxi didn’t show up at 0440 to get me to the airport.
    Woke up a poor friend, loaded everything into his car, then got a reality check when we noticed his car clock only said 0305… it was 0405… but both my reset laptop and iphone said it was 0505.


  17. Kirill

    03/28/2019 at 3:32 pm

    This article is misleading. “Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, March 10th at 2AM for users who are in a location where Daylight Saving is observed” — this is plain wrong.

    It starts on March 10th in very few countries in Western hemisphere. In most other places it starts on March 31st.

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