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Daylight Savings Bug in iOS 7 Affects Calendar

by Todd Haselton | October 28, 2013October 28, 2013 8:00 am PDT


What’s with iOS and its time-related bugs? In the past we’ve been victim to faulty alarm clocks that simply didn’t go off after January 1, 2011, and now a new bug has been discovered in iOS 7 that affects the calendar. With daylight savings coming up in just about a week, we hope Apple gets to fixing this as soon as possible.

According to AppleInsider readers, the bug seems to be over (or under) compensating for the hourly change in daylight savings inside of the calendar application. As you can see in the screenshot above, when the calendar is open it presents the current time (noted by the red bar) as being an hour ahead of the actual time — which the clock shows. That would mean you’ll get calendar alerts for events an hour earlier than they take place.

Apple fixed the previous bugs, though only after some people accidentally slept in an hour since their alarms didn’t go off at the right time. Hopefully the company pushes out a bug fix as soon as possible — faulty calendar appointments could be a huge nightmare for anyone who relies on iOS 7 (like myself) to make sure their at the right place at the right time. In the U.S., daylight savings will kick off on the first Sunday of November, which is next weekend.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...