Has Your iPhone Clock Automatically Moved Forward By An Hour For Daylight Saving Time (DST)?

iPhone Clock

It’s that time of the year when you have to set the clocks forward for daylight saving time in the U.S.

At 2 a.m. local time today, daylight saving time (DST) arrived with the promise to give you an extra hour of evening light.

If you’re a new iOS or Mac user, then your devices will automatically spring forward by an hour. You don’t need to manually set the time forward as long as you have correctly set the timezone.

In case, your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch did not move forward an hour automatically, then you need to check the following:

  • Ensure that Location Services for “Setting Time Zone” has been enabled (Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services -> System Services > Setting Time Zone). You may have disabled it to improve battery life. If it was not enabled, then enable it and reboot your device.
  • Your iOS device is on iOS 5 or later.
  • You iOS device is not in airplane mode. If it was in Airplane mode, turn it off and reboot your device.

Let me know if your iOS device moved forward by an hour correctly today.

Note: Some places in the U.S. don’t observe daylight saving time. Those include Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas. The daylight saving time in UK and most European countries will start on March 31th and in case of Australia and New Zealand the clock actually moves back by an hour on April 7th.

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