iPad losing time?

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Anybody else notice your iPad losing time?

Mine has been accurate until today when I saw that it was about 20 minutes slow. I'd seen reports that connecting it to your commuter and just launching iTunes would correct it, so I tried that. It did fix the time but why would it be off in the first place? I haven't done anything like shut it down or run any unusual apps so I don't know what's causing the slow clock.
 

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Anybody else notice your iPad losing time?

Mine has been accurate until today when I saw that it was about 20 minutes slow. I'd seen reports that connecting it to your commuter and just launching iTunes would correct it, so I tried that. It did fix the time but why would it be off in the first place? I haven't done anything like shut it down or run any unusual apps so I don't know what's causing the slow clock.
No problems here! It must be a bug of some type. I haven't read about it. Are they calling it an OS issue or hardware?
 

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Not sure Apple has acknowledged it but there isn't a consensus on the Apple support forums. Just a lot of "me toos"
 

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So far so good here. This is the first I have heard of a time problem. Hopefully it is a software issue that can be corrected quickly. My guess is that it is software.
 

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i haven't noticed it, but i usually check the time with my iPhone.

And i just synced my iPad last night, so it's good now. I'll keep an eye on it, though.
 

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No problems here! It must be a bug of some type. I haven't read about it. Are they calling it an OS issue or hardware?
Software, for sure. The next FW update will probably fix that and the WiFi connection problems.
 

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Okay, I thought I was losing my mind. My iPad was a full 1 hour and 40 minutes behind. I had to look online to figure out if the iPad was correct or if I had inadvertently set my clock. Wonder what the hell that is all about.
 

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Okay, I thought I was losing my mind. My iPad was a full 1 hour and 40 minutes behind. I had to look online to figure out if the iPad was correct or if I had inadvertently set my clock. Wonder what the hell that is all about.
It sounds like this is happening frequently so I suggest powering the iPad off and then turning it back on. All electronic devices can act quirky from time to time. If it messes up again in the next day or two then you may need a replacement as an hour and forty minutes is a little much.
 

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It sounds like this is happening frequently so I suggest powering the iPad off and then turning it back on. All electronic devices can act quirky from time to time. If it messes up again in the next day or two then you may need a replacement as an hour and forty minutes is a little much.
I'd try that, but wait it out. It's probably software as mentioned before.
 

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It sounds like this is happening frequently so I suggest powering the iPad off and then turning it back on. All electronic devices can act quirky from time to time. If it messes up again in the next day or two then you may need a replacement as an hour and forty minutes is a little much.
So far, it was a one-time freak thing. This literally happened a few days ago and I've had the iPad since day 1. I reset the time and it's been fine so far. If it happens again, I'll definitely take it in.
 

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Having a slow clock is not a good reason to get a replacement because it's more than likely the problem is in the software and as long as Apple is aware of it, they'll find a fix for it.

As far as I can tell, it's not like a mechanical clock that continually loses time every day. It's more like something is interrupting the clock and causing it to stop for a few minutes or more. If that's the case, some clever engineer at Apple will find out what it is and fix it.
 

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iPad losing time?
Anybody else notice your iPad losing time?

Mine has been accurate until today when I saw that it was about 20 minutes slow. I'd seen reports that connecting it to your commuter and just launching iTunes would correct it, so I tried that. It did fix the time but why would it be off in the first place? I haven't done anything like shut it down or run any unusual apps so I don't know what's causing the slow clock.


I just noticed mine do this. It is 7:33 am in Socal and my iPad was showing 11:29pm. Checked the settings and it was set to LA time. What's the deal?
 

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I wonder if it's related to the wifi router it's connected to, or the 'location' option that the iPad is connecting to, thus causing this...
 

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Hmm... Has your iPad been in orbit around any supermassive black holes?

Or has it been traveling at close to the speed of light?

Something to keep in mind at least. That can really screw with your clock.
 

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Hmm... Has your iPad been in orbit around any supermassive black holes?

Or has it been traveling at close to the speed of light?

Something to keep in mind at least. That can really screw with your clock.
You know, I hadn't thought about that but given the way Mr jobs introduced it, you'd think it was created by a race of super intelligent, insightful beings on a planet in a galaxy far, far away. Maybe on its way to Earth, it passed too close to a massive gravity well and that screwed up the clock.
 

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Saw it for the first time this morning. Time was about 30 min slow. I usually turn the iPad off every night,but left it on last night. Doubt that has anything to do with it,just thought I'd mention it. I still think a software fix will take care of it.
 

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Saw it for the first time this morning. Time was about 30 min slow. I usually turn the iPad off every night,but left it on last night. Doubt that has anything to do with it,just thought I'd mention it. I still think a software fix will take care of it.
A FW update will fix it. I saw it in my Flash Forward. All iPads were in sync with GMT.