Three Easy Ways To Make Sure Your Smartphone Survives The Daylight-Saving Transition - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Mobile
Commentary
2/22/2007
05:19 PM
Elena Malykhina
Elena Malykhina
Commentary
50%
50%

Three Easy Ways To Make Sure Your Smartphone Survives The Daylight-Saving Transition

Everyone is aware that in the U.S. daylight-saving time is coming three weeks earlier this year, on March 11. But did you know your smartphone applications and operating system could be affected by the daylight-saving time bug, just as easily as desktop software programs? Here are some suggestions to keep things running smoothly.

Everyone is aware that in the U.S. daylight-saving time is coming three weeks earlier this year, on March 11. But did you know your smartphone applications and operating system could be affected by the daylight-saving time bug, just as easily as desktop software programs? Here are some suggestions to keep things running smoothly.1. Check with your mobile operating system provider or smartphone vendor for any updates or patches related to daylight-saving time. Microsoft, Research In Motion, and Palm all have posted updates and patches on their Web sites to prevent smartphone calendars and clocks from displaying the wrong times and dates once the switchover happens.

2. Make sure you have the right time zone selected on your smartphone. Some tools won't properly update the daylight-saving time settings, unless you manually change the time zone. Smartphone users in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will be affected by the switchover.

3. Pay special attention to calendar appointments scheduled on your smartphone from March 11 to April 1, 2007, and Oct. 28 to Nov. 4, 2007. Daylight-saving time will now start three weeks earlier (2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March) and will end one week later (2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday in November).

If your smartphone was issued to you by your employer, ask your IT support about the steps you should take. It's possible the update will be sent to you automatically. Better safe than sorry!

Got any other useful tips? Please share.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
InformationWeek Is Getting an Upgrade!

Find out more about our plans to improve the look, functionality, and performance of the InformationWeek site in the coming months.

Commentary
New Storage Trends Promise to Help Enterprises Handle a Data Avalanche
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author,  4/1/2021
Slideshows
11 Things IT Professionals Wish They Knew Earlier in Their Careers
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  4/6/2021
Commentary
How to Submit a Column to InformationWeek
InformationWeek Staff 4/9/2021
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
The State of Cloud Computing - Fall 2020
Download this report to compare how cloud usage and spending patterns have changed in 2020, and how respondents think they'll evolve over the next two years.
Video
Current Issue
Successful Strategies for Digital Transformation
Download this report to learn about the latest technologies and best practices or ensuring a successful transition from outdated business transformation tactics.
Slideshows
Flash Poll