‘GMT Bug’ in iOS 8 Schedule Syncing Triggering Time Zone Confusion for Users

An expanding number of users on Apple’s assistance online forums are stating a problem with iOS 8 and the moment zones of synced calendar occasions, records Forbes. Known by users as the “GMT pest,” the problem is inducing confusion as calendar occasions in some cases view a secondary time area (regularly GMT) added.

The problem is recorded in an extensive thread on Apple’s assistance online forums that was begun shortly after iOS 8 was launched, and it has continuouslied obtain significant attention since that time. According to user reports, schedule events produced in once area are changed to an additional timezone possibly when they sync throughout a server.

Many of the affected appointments originate from either Google or Microsoft Exchange schedules that are associateded with the default iOS schedule application. While the visit remains at the right time for the individual, the real time establishing ends up being specified in GMT instead of the customer’s neighborhood time area, which could cause issues if the user edits the entry without recognizing the various time zone.

There are clashing guides, however, over whether this habits is undoubtedly a bug or not. Apple assistance representatives apparently have verified to at the very least one customer that the company knows the concern and functioning on a fix, while others have been informed this is expected habits.

The concern could as a matter of fact be connected to a “Time Zone Override” setting in iOS 8 that enables users to preserve a consistent time zone for their schedules also while taking a trip to different time zones, however even if the GMT addition is meant actions the application is clearly triggering complication for lots of users.

Apple last upgraded iOS to version 8.1.2 in December with a repair for disappearing ringtones. A minor iOS 8.1.3 update is in screening with Apple engineers and retail team, with a public launch expected soon. Developers are now likewise utilizing iOS 8.2 betas, the 4th of which was released in recently. None of everyone or beta versions of iOS are yet confirmed to consist of an arrangement to address this concern.

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