Daylight Savings Time 2010 has now come and gone. As such, the effects of Daylight Savings Time 2010 are taking hold, as people may feel more refreshed today. With an extra hour of sleep, the short term benefits are obvious. For exhausted men and women, it is usually better to fall back than to spring forward. Of course, if someone actually forgot to set the clocks back for Daylight Savings Time, it might have caused some problems – especially for those with iPhones.
Although iPhones are cutting edge, they seem to have a problem with Daylight Savings. Other computers and clocks can set themselves back automatically, but the iPhone isn’t built that way.
Therefore, Daylight Savings Time 2010 is not recognized by the iPhone, which still believes it is an hour earlier right now. Fortunately, users still have all of Sunday to fix that, before they have to go back to work or school. For those who have to work today, however, it might have caused havoc.
Nowadays, an alarm from a regular clock isn’t enough to get someone up. To that end, iPhones have been useful with alarms of their own, but now they are going off an hour later. The Apple Support website has a tip on how to get around that, as they advise users to set their repeat intervals to Never, then reset.
The true test of Daylight Savings Time 2010 will come tomorrow, whether alarms work or not. When people get up in the morning, there should be more sunlight, depending on when one has to wake up. Will they feel more refreshed after getting more sleep this weekend, or are they usually too tired to feel a difference?
At the least, the fall section of this trend is better than the spring one, when everyone loses an hour of sleep. Even if hours of sleep do no good, it’s better to have more of it than less. For those about to go out on the football field today, and for those who played on it yesterday, the extra hour likely helped in some way – if they slept at all.
Even if one forgets Daylight Savings Time 2010, most of their clocks automatically adapt these days – although the iPhone is an exception. When the next version comes out, that is sure to change, however. But for now, they can partly use their extra hour to correct their old phones.
Apple Support- “iOS 4.1: Repeating alarms may trigger incorrectly before or after DST change”
NBC DFW- “Daylight Savings Bug Hits iPhone”