If you have an iPhone, or more precisely if you have had an iPhone for over a year now, you would probably know that the iPhone has one serious bug. The bug is not present in the iPhone per se, but rather in the iOS present in the iPhone. As older users might remember, on 1st January 2011 the alarm clock function was not working. Users who had an alarm for the New Year day were finding that the alarm was failing to activate. Similar issue as the ?The New Year? was also experienced in November as ?Day Light Saving? troubles.
The cause of this ?New Year bug? soon became apparent. It turned out that the only users affected were the users who had a one-time Alarm set on their phone, and were running iOS version 4.2.1. Although a later finding revealed that earlier versions of the iOS 4.0 were also affected in the same way. So, what did a giant like Apple do in response to such a major issue? Well, they simply released a brief statement to their users:
?We?re aware of an issue related to non repeating alarms set for January 1 or 2. Customers can set recurring alarms for those dates and all alarms will work properly beginning January 3.?
With the coming of another New Year, it has come to our attention that the problem still persists. Are you still facing the same problem this New Years? If yes, then fear not! As it turns out, it seems that the solution to this lazy problem is to update your cellphone firmware. Simply put, the logic is that if you had this same problem while running a version of iOS 4.0, and you still have that same iOS version, then you will still face this problem.
For those of you who don?t find the idea of updating your phone firmware such a simple thing, let us help you through. All you will need to do is use the USB cable that provided with your iPhone, and plugs it into your computer. Open iTunes, and the rest will be taken care of by simple instructions provided by the developers at Apple.
Although for those of you with an iPhone 3G, the latest version is sadly the 4.2.1, which sadly means your problem has no real solution. Your problem might not be solved, but it gives you a really good reason to sleep-in. Cheers!