iPhone Time Keeps Going Back An Hour In iOS 16? (Fix!)

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Posted in TILs, Errors and Issues by Patricia on November 25, 2022

iPhone time keeps going back an hour

iPhone time keeps going back an hour although Daylight Saving Time has already ended? DST time change happened on November 6, but clock on your iOS 16 device continues to go backwards one hour? This unexpected behavior happens randomly, overnight?

iPhone Time Keeps Going Back One Hour?

This issue has been reported by Dorothy:

“Since the 16.1.1 update my phone has switched back 1 hour twice now – once overnight so I was almost late for work and just now, Thanksgiving night, I looked at my phone and noticed it was now an hour behind my laptop and clocks.”

We did not experience this clock problem but have found similar complaints on Reddit:

“Anyone else’s time going back an hour, despite it not being Daylight Savings Time?”

Are you also experiencing this issue? Don’t hesitate to share it in the comments. Also mention carrier name and country please, to help us better determine how widespread this problem is.

How To Fix iPhone Time Going Back One Hour

Apparently, this isn’t an iOS 16 related issue, but a carrier generated problem!

We’ve seen similar reports from one year ago when many Canadian iPhone users, customers of Virgin (Bell) mobile, complained about iPhones auto-changing to DST one week earlier.

To avoid this glitch from re-occurring proceed as follows:
iphone time goes back one hour fix

  • 1. Open Settings and tap on General.
  • 2. Scroll for Date & Time.
  • 3. Turn Off Set Automatically and maker sure that you manually select the time zone that suits you.
  • Fact: This ways iOS 16 won’t be able to accidentally and automatically change the time zone of your iPhone.

Have you managed to fix time going back one hour on iPhone? Do you have a better solution or other problems to report? Share your feedback in the comments.

Related: For more iOS 16 issues and the available workarounds please check our detailed review.


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