1. iMore Question's Avatar
    It's happened 3-4 times - for the past few weeks the time on my iPhone (6 Plus, iOS 8.2, Sprint) has changed, seemly at random, to be an hour off. I should be using Eastern but the setting changes back one hour to the Central time zone. I can correct it by turning off/back on the "Set Automatically" switch under Date & Time, but I missed a meeting this morning and don't want it to happen again. I suppose I can try turning off "set Automatically" but that doesn't seem like a real solution. Anyone else experiencing this or have a solution?
    03-23-2015 11:42 AM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Try setting it as it should be on eastern time with automatic turned on. Then do a hard reset.
    Hold the top power/sleep button and the home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears, then release.
    Hope that works!


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
    03-23-2015 11:52 AM
  3. nonagon1's Avatar
    Thanks, but I actually did a hard reset yesterday, and problem occurred again this morning.
    03-23-2015 12:05 PM
  4. HankAZ's Avatar
    It's happened 3-4 times - for the past few weeks the time on my iPhone (6 Plus, iOS 8.2, Sprint) has changed, seemly at random, to be an hour off. I should be using Eastern but the setting changes back one hour to the Central time zone. I can correct it by turning off/back on the "Set Automatically" switch under Date & Time, but I missed a meeting this morning and don't want it to happen again. I suppose I can try turning off "set Automatically" but that doesn't seem like a real solution. Anyone else experiencing this or have a solution?
    Rather than assuming a bug within iOS, I'd be far more suspicious of cell tower issues. The "set automatically" actually pulls the time from the cell tower that your phone is currently attached to. Depending on whether or not you travel out of your local time zone, or how frequently you do, I'd go with setting the time locally on the iPhone and not relying on ATT/VZW/Sprint/TMO/Other for the correct time.

    The cell tower issues have been even more problematic around the time of the DST switch.
    03-23-2015 12:37 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Thanks, but I actually did a hard reset yesterday, and problem occurred again this morning.
    Switch to manual time setting... you're encountering a misconfigured piece of network gear that your phone is getting faulty settings from.
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    03-23-2015 12:39 PM
  6. zeuji's Avatar
    It's happened 3-4 times - for the past few weeks the time on my iPhone (6 Plus, iOS 8.2, Sprint) has changed, seemly at random, to be an hour off. I should be using Eastern but the setting changes back one hour to the Central time zone. I can correct it by turning off/back on the "Set Automatically" switch under Date & Time, but I missed a meeting this morning and don't want it to happen again. I suppose I can try turning off "set Automatically" but that doesn't seem like a real solution. Anyone else experiencing this or have a solution?

    I'm having this issue too, it's incredibly annoying. As for your meeting, you should have been an hour early...just sayin'.
    03-23-2015 05:29 PM
  7. zeuji's Avatar
    I'm having this issue too, it's incredibly annoying. As for your meeting, you should have been an hour early...just sayin'.
    I'm an ***** with that meeting comment, couldn't figure out how to delete it...sorry. =\
    03-23-2015 05:35 PM
  8. Pale Wraith's Avatar
    Its been several years since I've encountered this problem and it was an issue with a network server in another state. Tech support told me to turn off the automatic time setting. Check with your carrier just make sure you talk to tech support.


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus
    03-23-2015 10:12 PM

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