Do Apple products change the time automatically?
The iPhone is one device that will turn back automatically, as long as the setting for observing DST is on. If you live in an area that does not observe Daylight Saving Time, you can switch the automatic change off by going into Settings > General > Date & Time and then turn the 'Set Automatically' option to 'Off.'
At 2am, the clocks are due to go back an hour, as the country transitions from Daylight Saving Time (DST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). If you have an iPhone, there's no need to worry - the internal system is wired to recognise all clock changes and reset itself accordingly. That means there's no need to do anything.
- If you're a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac user, and wondering if your devices will automatically “spring forward” by an hour for the start of DST, then the short answer is “Yes”, your device will automatically move forward by an hour on their own.
- Many gadget catalogs and high-tech stores sell "radio-controlled" clocks and wrist watches that are able to receive these radio signals. These clocks and watches truly are synchronizing themselves with the atomic clock in Colorado. NIST operates radio station WWVB, which is the station that transmits the time codes.
- Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November. In the U.S., each time zone switches at a different time. In the European Union, Summer Time begins and ends at 1:00 a.m.
Updated: 20th September 2018