1. Dark Penguin's Avatar
    Last weekend was the change to daylight saving time, in my case PDT. At that time my phone worked the way it's supposed to, and when I woke up Sunday morning, its clock displayed the correct time.

    Last night I dropped the phone on a linoleum floor. The back cover popped off and the battery fell out, a thing which has happened a handful of times with no apparent ill after-effects. I've always just put the battery back in and the cover back on and rebooted, and everything was jake after that. And so it is now--with just one exception. It's now showing the standard time instead of daylight time, although I prefer to call standard time "wrong" in this case. For more than half the year now, "daylight" is the new "standard".

    I want my phone to show the correct time that everyone else around me is using.

    My understanding is that the time displayed on a mobile phone doesn't work the way a digital watch does; instead the time comes over the air from the service provider. So, why is this happening? How do I get the correct time back? I know there are clock apps out there, but my assumption is that they all get the basic time information from the same place, so they wouldn't help.
    03-18-2012 08:01 PM
  2. Dark Penguin's Avatar
    ETA: My wife has a different make/model of phone on the same contract, and hers is unaffected.
    03-18-2012 08:08 PM
  3. Dark Penguin's Avatar
    For whatever reason it has fixed itself, at some point during the day yesterday.
    03-19-2012 07:41 PM
  4. ocellaris's Avatar
    It fixes itself when you make a call, or if you hop enough towers after losing signal.
    03-19-2012 10:12 PM