Wrong time displaying on iPhone

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Wrong time displaying on iPhone

I have an iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G. Both are incorrectly displaying the wrong time. Both phones have the date & time set to automatic. The time seems to be displaying 1 hour early. Right now it is 1:52am EST but the iPhone shows it's 12:52am EST. Weird.
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Mentor

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

Daylight savings is probably turned off..
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Tutor

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

No.. When the time is set to automatic, AT&T automatically sets the appropriate time including daylight savings time. There is not a way to turn on/off daylight savings as far as I am aware of.
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Mentor

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

Oh just seen where you said it was set to automatic and come to think of it I don't even think the Iphone has a day light savings time option..Smiley Surprised
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Professor

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

Turn it off then turn it back on and see what happens. See if it has the right area you are in also when you turn it off. Not sure if it makes a difference or not.
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Guru

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

Go to Settings=> Mail, Contacts, Calendars=> Time Zone Support and make sure it's ON then tap on Time Zone and select your Location... Fixed 
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Tutor

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

I reset my phone, still no luck. I toggled airplane mode on and off (as well as enabling 3G on and off).

And in response to changing the time zone for Mail, Contacts, Calendar.. That has nothing to do with the cell network but yes, tried that and that did not work.

Maybe it's a local problem if no one else is having this issue. I'm in Indiana.
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Master

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

When set to automatic the phone its pulling the time from the tower when the phone connects to the network.  The time is set wrong on the tower.  There is nothing to change on your phone.  If the tower is wrong you will have to manually set it if you need the right time.  You can call and report customer service and report that the tower time in your area os off to have someone check it out.
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Tutor

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

Thanks! That's what I suspected. I'll call tomorrow morning if it's not resolved.
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Master

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone


ipk316 wrote:
Go to Settings=> Mail, Contacts, Calendars=> Time Zone Support and make sure it's ON then tap on Time Zone and select your Location... Fixed 

 

 

Unfortunately that is not related.  That feature corrects your calendar appointment when moving between timezones.


When Time Zone Support is on, Calendar displays event dates and times in the time
zone of the city you selected. When Time Zone Support is off, Calendar displays events
in the time zone of your current location as determined by the network time.

 

 

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Contributor

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

Its a problem with the ATT towers. I am in Indiana and have the same problem with my iPhone. I talked to other ATT customers at work and they are having the same problem.

 

 

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Tutor

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

http://itnotices.iu.edu/notice.aspx?id=13202

the univesity has now posted an alert on their website.
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Contributor

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

I agree with Planet-Ed...it is a local tower problem.  I tried all the above and none it worked, so I called customer support to report the problem.  They said they are getting calls on this same problem.  It has happened everytime we change time zones in Indiana since I've owned my phone.  Typically it will resolve in several days, but it is an annoyance.

 

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Contributor

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

Try this.  Setting, general, network, turn 3G off, wait, Time should change, turn 3G on, wait, time should change back.  If so its a tower issue.

 

 

 

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Teacher

Re: Wrong time displaying on iPhone

This thread was started in July 2009.  I assume the original poster fixed his problem by now.
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