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Some iPhone 5 Users Facing Date and Time Bug

A considerable number of iPhone owners are reporting a new bug for the smartphone consistently showing the wrong date and time.

Over 20 pages on the Apple Support Communities website has seen iPhone owners complaining about the date and time being incorrect. Some experience a delay of a day, while others are reporting as long as two weeks. The issue seems to be attributed to Verizon Wireless with the majority of those complaining saying they're Verizon subscribers.

"Mine isn't just off by 30 min," said one iPhone owner. "Today the black one was off by 15 days plus 6 hours and 12 minutes when I pulled it off the charger. The white one is my wife's and she complained yesterday evening that she had to fix the time 4 times throughout the day."

"I've had the phone for about two weeks and have noticed the time drifting slowly off by 3-5 minutes," stressed another. "Tonight [October 16] at 10:40pm it changed itself to September 28th 4:35pm."

Some iPhone owners say the issue is occurring at home, which is apparently mainly due to inconsistent Wi-Fi or LTE coverage.

Users have suggested several methods of purported fixes: changing the date and time from automatic to manual, turning off LTE, resetting the device, as well as toggling the Airplane mode.

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  • You're telling time wrong.
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  • Miharu
    ... You read it wrong right?
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  • vertigo_2000
    It's magical. It travels through time.
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  • guru_urug
    Maybe the Mayan's were right after all, we just misinterpreted it.
    The image of a comet hitting earth was actually that of a bitten apple. Its the end of an era.
    Google & MS will rise :P
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  • amigafan
    Incredible, iOS devices have trouble with time (and alarm) non-stop.
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  • LightningStryk17
    Doesn't the iPhone pull the time data from the carrier?
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  • qu3becker
    Daylight saving time is coming soon. We'll get the same complain every year... Unless they fixed it! :O
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  • Botia
    Maybe the Mayan's were right after all, we just misinterpreted it.
    The image of a comet hitting earth was actually that of a bitten apple. Its the end of an era.
    Google & MS will rise

    We'll never get to the 12th at this rate.
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  • alexmx
    IIRC, this problem hasn't been resolved since 2 generations ago
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  • Be0wulf22
    LightningStryk17Doesn't the iPhone pull the time data from the carrier?
    Yes, but let's not let the facts get in the way of our poking fun at Apple.
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