Sleep better knowing that you will be on time for work
We've been hearing about the iOS alarm clock issue for a few weeks now. Users from the Land Down Under started having problems when their iPhone's alarm clock in which they were awoken an hour earlier than they expected.
This today we hear that the problem it happened in Europe as well. However, the difference was that iPhone owners slept in an hour later. Probably not good if they had work that day.
The reports we have heard indicate that the issue happens with iOS devices that are set to repeat on certain days. An example would be those who set their iPhone for 7am on "Weekdays Only." It also seems that the issue may end up becoming a problem in North America until the next iOS update comes around.
This may not be ideal for those who have to work during the week or go to school once daylight savings time kicks in (and that's almost everyone).
There are a few things that we can do in order to keep that from happening to us. Just a few preventive measures that may keep us from being late to work (or worse, having to wake up early).
1) Set Your Old School Alarm Clock
Yeah, this one is the most obvious, but nothing will beat setting that old LED alarm clock if you aren't sure that your iOS device will wake you on time.
2) Set Your iPhone Alarm for a single day.
Not like this
But like this…
The issue only seems to arise when users have their alarm clock set to repeat daily. A good idea may be to set your alarm clock each day, rather than setting it for the week. This would only be necessary until the next iOS update.
3) iPhone Alarm Clock Apps
There are also a few iPhone Apps available that may help.
A) Alarm Clock By FreeTerra
B) Best Alarm Clock + Weather Temperature
C) Alarm Tunes
Avoiding the iPhone Daylight Savings Time Bug
It's easy to avoid the bug by taking some simple precautions. Being on time to work can make a lot of difference to someone. Especially when being late means a full-hour's difference.
Keep your alarm clocks in check and just hope that the next update comes fast, as it brings a handful of new features and bug fixes to iOS. Of course these issues aren't as big as some of the other iOS security bugs we seen, such as these, but an hour of sleep lost or gained can be the difference between a bad day and a great day.