If all fails according to plan, “My iPhone alarm clock was buggy” could become a popular excuse for being late to work.
A number of European iPhone users this morning complained that a bug in the iPhone’s alarm clock caused their alarm to go off an hour late because the software failed to automatically adjust to daylight saving time.
Some affected iPhone customers expressed their grief on Twitter.
“Thanks so much iPhone alarm clock software fail (not updating when the clocks changed,” tweeted Aliteralgirl. “You almost made me very late for work this morning!”
“iPhone not so great,” tweeted Nellezthe. “Alarm didn’t update even though iPhone time automatically updated. Got up half an hour late! Where’s the technology?!”
Even Wired.com’s Charlie Sorrel, who lives in Barcelona, reported experiencing the problem along with some additional peculiarities affecting his other iOS devices.
“My alarms were running late today and yesterday,” he said.” “Also, my 3G iPad didn’t change time itself, although my iPod Touch did.”
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This incident isn’t the first time the iPhone’s alarm clock has seen issues. Some Australians and New Zealand iPhone customers reported alarm issues on Oct. 3 during their daylight-saving change, according to MSNBC.
Engadget claims it’s discovered a fix: Set the alarm to recur every day (as opposed to just weekdays, like most users would do) or set the alarm to never repeat.
The alarm-clock bug is another embarrassing bug for the popular iPhone following a security flaw discovered last week, in which a simple button sequence allows strangers to bypass the iPhone’s passcode protection.
Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com
Fuente: Gadget Lab