Daylight Time Savings time change affected alarm clock

Daylight Time Savings time change affected alarm clock

New postby theturtleman on Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:10 am

Time Zone: Eastern Time (-5)
Location: Ottawa, ON

After the daylight time savings ended on Sunday, November 7th, 2010, the time was pulled back an hour. (at 2 am in the morning, it went to 1am).

ISSUE
In the alarm application and click on 'Add New Alarm'; set a time, say 4pm. Click Menu and then save. In the main alarm screen with all the scheduled alarms, the one you've just created is an hour ahead. So it says 5pm and actually rings at that time according to the time on the device.

I have reinstalled VersaTool, had numerous battery pulls and I have also updated it to the latest Beta version believing the issue might be fixed, but it did not. PLEASE HELP!
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Re: Daylight Time Savings time change affected alarm clock

New postby marwatk on Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:22 pm

I noticed this yesterday as well, which is weird since it worked last spring before the switch, so I'm not sure what's up there. I'll definitely get it fixed, though.

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Re: Daylight Time Savings time change affected alarm clock

New postby theturtleman on Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:31 am

Unfortunately, I'm a very deep sleeper and I need more than 4 alarms to systematically wake me up for classes. I set them at increments because I tend to dismiss (instead of snoozing) each one without me knowing. This is where the Alarm function of this app helps me get to class. I would really appreciate it if the sooner this issue gets solved. I'm sure you are busy Marcus, so if you unable to, no worries, I will have to get some trial alarm clock app until you give a fix.

Thank you.
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Re: Daylight Time Savings time change affected alarm clock

New postby marwatk on Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:26 pm

Just a heads up that it should only affect the actual day of DST. What happens is the alarms are configured as being X minutes after midnight. Since there are more or less minutes in a day on the days when DST changes, that makes the alarm a little wonky. Still going to get it fixed, but just wanted to let you know that it shouldn't be an issue every other day.

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