Apple Acknowledges Daylight Saving Time Bug in iOS 4.1; Provides Workaround To Resolve It

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Days after users in Europe were also affected by the daylight saving time bug, Apple has posted a new support document that acknowledges the issue in iOS 4.1.

Apple has suggested a temporary workaround to address it. In the support document, Apple describes the symptoms as follows:

In some regions, shortly before or after the daylight saving time (DST) change, repeating alarms created in the Clock app may work incorrectly

Apple has provided the following workaround to resolve the issue, which incidentally was suggested by some of our readers (thanks everyone):

To resolve this behavior for existing alarms, set the repeat interval to Never. You will need to reset these alarms for each day you need them.

According to the support document, you need to set the alarm manually for the next few days. After November 7th i.e. after the DST changes in US and Canada, you will be able to set your alarms to repeat again.

Apple has already confirmed that this issue will be fixed in iOS 4.2 when users in New Zealand and Australia had first reported the issue

iOS 4.2 is expected to be released very soon as Apple has already seeding the golden master version of iOS 4.2 to developers.

Please let us know if the workaround resolves the issue.

[via Apple]