1. Rikku Watro's Avatar
    Whenever I press the up button it won't let me and it says something like "Please enter a date between 1902 and 2036". Any way to get past the year 2036 on the Samsung Calendar?
    12-10-2014 09:40 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    It might be a limitation of the calendar app itself. There really is no reason to set a calendar date 22 years from now.
    12-10-2014 11:31 PM
  3. Rikku Watro's Avatar
    Oh, ok... I saw on other brand devices you can get to see any year, even later 2036 or before 1902
    12-11-2014 09:06 AM
  4. raptir's Avatar
    You could try installing a different calendar app. I didn't check the limits but you can definitely go past 2036 on Google Calendar.
    12-11-2014 11:34 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    The "date" (or "epoch") is actually just a huge number - the number of seconds since 00:00:00 UTC, Thursday, 1 January 1970. Going a little past midnight on 12/31/2036 would require an additional digit (in hex), and there may not be space for it in that app (the variable for the epoch may be only 32 bits). The same thing happens for dates much earlier than midnight on 1/1/1902 (more than 32 bits with a minus sign in front). Some calendars may allocate a larger variable for the epoch.

    (You're too young to have been there, but read up on the Y2K panic. "No one will ever need more than 2 digits for the year, so we can save expensive storage space." [5MB - not GB - hard drives were VERY expensive when hard drives first came out. Saving ] Then came 2000 and everyone realized that in a few years you wouldn't be able to tell by the birthdate if someone was 2 years old or 102 years old. Not enough digits allocated. Same problem with the epoch - if it's only 32 bits long, it's limited to 1902 to 2036.)
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    12-11-2014 03:28 PM
  6. MrWitherSkull's Avatar
    Because the clock on your device is a 32-bit and the limit is at 2036 how to fix wait for 64-bit
    01-23-2017 02:55 PM

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