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# 180778 21-Sep-2015 16:41
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Hi

I have noticed of recent that the time on my iPhone is creeping on the Spark network. The time settings are set to auto.

In measuring my phones time against a couple of NTP servers (using the Emerald and Sequoia Time app) it's losing about 3 secs a day. At the moment, it's up to about 95 secs out. Is anyone at Spark aware of this or is this a Spark issue and something else.

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  # 1391421 21-Sep-2015 16:42
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Should also add that it's a 6 Plus running iOS 9

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  # 1391456 21-Sep-2015 17:24
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if its any conciliation my android phone is within about 3 seconds of my 2 windows PC's and a couple of different online clock services, using network set time

 
 
 
 




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  # 1391461 21-Sep-2015 17:34
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I did potentially wonder if it was an iOS thing which is why I mentioned it.

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  # 1391463 21-Sep-2015 17:52
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Hmm! My iPhone, on Skinny, is about 33 seconds fast (compared with my Mac and my non-Mac).

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  # 1391481 21-Sep-2015 18:41
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If Apple declare that that is the correct time...then that is the correct time and the standard by which all others should be set :-)

Also daylight savings starts this weekend, so hold your hat because it's all about to change.  





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  # 1395795 28-Sep-2015 14:23
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Daylight savings went through without a hitch. I did notice that on my partners 2 iPhones (4S and 5) that the time is normal. It is also a head on my iPad Air 2.

 

 

Perhaps this is only certain devices? Would a carrier update fix this? I have tried most things I can find on the net and now its up to 2 mins out. Not a big deal in the scheme of life but if you are a little OCD, its a pain in the neck.

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  # 1396487 29-Sep-2015 11:42
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What happens if you change to manual time, then set time to 15mins out. Change back to auto, does time correct itself?
If it's drifting a few seconds a day, then that would tend to indicate it is not retrieving regular time updates, rather than the Spark server time being out.

Or as above, you're on Apple time :)




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  # 1396507 29-Sep-2015 11:48
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I did a little playing this morning.

Set the time to manual, put the device in flight mode and took the sim card out. I then put in a Vodafone sim and turn it all back on and the time to Auto. The time was still showing as being ahead and is now out to 120 mins.

I guess this shows its not a Spark issue but more of an Apple issue and I guess I should not be surprised. Odd that is only on those 2 devices and not on the other Apples units in my house.

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  # 1396553 29-Sep-2015 12:28
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Is mobile data enabled?




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  # 1396558 29-Sep-2015 12:34
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Yeah did all the testing of mobile data on and off, wifi on and off. Its some kind of glitch but seems to be only applying to these 2 models the iPad Air 1, 4S and 5 all work fine.

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  # 1397433 30-Sep-2015 16:36
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Hmm, I have an iPhone 6 Plus on 2degrees. Its perfectly synced with the computer (Apple there too). And just checked (with a Linux server which is NTP synced) and the computer is accurate as well.




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  # 1398445 2-Oct-2015 08:35
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Behodar: Hmm! My iPhone, on Skinny, is about 33 seconds fast (compared with my Mac and my non-Mac).

It's now within a second of my work PC.

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  # 1398449 2-Oct-2015 08:47
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Mine is now reporting as exact, maybe this is due to the 9.0.2 update.

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