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Fix for iPhone alarm woes revealed

Problem left many running late

A bug in the iPhone operating system iOS, which resulted in alarms going off an hour late as Europe this week can be easily fixed. Many iPhone users found themselves waking late and even missing important appointments thanks to the glitch.

The issue has been noted online, on Twitter, Facebook, and attracted mainstream coverage in newspapers, radio and on TV.

Matthew Wright, who presents The Wright Stuff on five each weekday, announced he was late for show this morning thanks to his iPhone.

Broadband Genie's Rob Clymo offers the following advice for resolving the problem caused by a move back to GMT in the UK.

"The bug can be sent packing by simply deleting all alarms currently setup and then dropping in new ones. You'll need to remove all existing old alerts in order for the fix to work correctly."

This isn't the first time that the switch has caused problems for iPhone users. At the end of September and the beginning of October, the change caused alarms in New Zealand and Australia to go off one hour early.

"Other users around the world are being suitably forewarned of the possibility it may happen to them, with the USA being next on the list as their clocks get adjusted next week," adds Clymo.

See also: Apple iPhone 4 review

Apple iPhone bug means alarms go off an hour late


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