Ipad 2 wont keep time ??

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    HI all my iPad does not keep time the hour is alway off even after i correct it 1hour later it's off again just the hours not the mins
    Any ideas
    Dave
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    Dave,
    Check your date and time settings - Settings<>General<>Date & Time... then make sure your time zone is set to your actual location and time zone. Tell us what you find after checking this stuff out.

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    Time zone is correct yeh still the same
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    Look too at 'Settings', 'Mail, Contacts, Calendar', 'Calendar', 'Time Zone Support'

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    Everything is set to Paris in mail contacts ect ect time seems normal now I'll give it a while see if it goes funny again thanks for your imput
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    Good to hear!

    Keep in touch.

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    Arhh times off again could be some thing to do with a app I have a lot of uk based stuff for tv and the like
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    It's a puzzle, because apps arn't allowed to change the time and date on the iPad, as far as I'm aware.

    Tim
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    Does the time sync via the Internet
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    No - the iPad doesn't use NTP servers. I'm not sure why. Download the free app, 'Time', and you'll see what the NTP servers are saying. There's also a very informative Information page in that app which describes how the iPad receives time updates (via 3G) but not via WiFi.

    Tim
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    Is the time correct on the computer that you synch your iPad on?
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    You made me think then lol but the time on the pc is correct but all my location stuff is set for uk on the pc maybe the iPad thinks the pc is in the uk and because the iPad is set to Paris the sync adds a hour
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    Is it a 3G iPad. 3G iPads get their time from the cellular basestation.....well, just a random thought...:(

    Tim
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    If all else fails, can you set time manually? That's an option on my iPads (both 3G). I don't know whether the wi-fi model offers that, too.
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    It's not 3G yes I can set it myself but its not really the point it should keep time after I set it i would like to use the alarm but it's not reliable
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    Agreed that it should work. If I were you and had tried all these things, I'd use AppleCare if you still have free coverage. If not, take it to an Apple store. On a user forum, there's a limit to the help we can offer.
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    Just transferred a film from the pc and guess what the time skipped forward must be to do with the fact the pc thinks it's in the uk and when it's not and tells the iPad to jump forward as French time is one hour ahead maybe I should just set the time on the pc 1 hour behind
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    The WiFi iPad 's "time drift" is a known problem. I've experienced it myself. There is a free app that will help address the issue (it's working for me):

    Emerald Time for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store (Be sure to download the iPad version.)

    Note that Emerald Time will only show you how far off the iPad clock is and can't make the adjustment itself, you will have to do that in the iPad’s Settings > General > Date & Time > Set Date & Time. That said, ever since I installed the app my iPad's time has been perfect.

    Here's the best article I've seen on the subject:

    What Time is it? Your iPad May Not be Sure | How-To | The Mac Observer

    Hope that helps.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2011
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    Not really this talks about drifting mine goes 1 hour or two hours ahead mins are the same will try setting to computer to French settings and see
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    Ah, got it. Mine would just get more and more off...20 or 30 minutes or more sometimes (iMac that it sync'd to time was fine, etc.). I've no idea why installing that app made any difference, but it's been behaving itself ever since.

    Hope you get it figured out!

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