Why no automatic clock on ipad?

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  1. noddy

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    As per title. I've just had to set my clock as it was 5 mins fast. Only just noticed in settings, there's no automatic option. Any reason why?
     
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    Hmmm, not sure as mine is spot-on with my MacPro. :confused:
     
  3. SweetPoison

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    I remember seeing a thread or two about folk's time being off on their iPad. I think mine may be off a second or two.
     
  4. Ulrich

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    The time gets synchronized with your PC's time when you sync your iPad with iTunes. If your PC's time is off, your iPad will be off.

    If you want to have the precise time on your iPad then you'll have to do an internet time syncronization right before you hook up your iPad. :)
     
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    Yes. I had this problem.
    The iPad clock syncs to your pc's clock when you connect up. Just make sure your pc's clock is running on time and you'll be fine. I adjusted my pc's clock and all is dandy these days :)
     
  6. DavidM

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    We should have a app that does it for us, like windows.
     
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    What am I failing to understand about this thread? I have an automatic setting...

    EDIT - Sorry, I realise now, this is probably a 3G only option...
     

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  8. sjleworthy

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    We all do, but as soon as you connect to iTunes the time is synced to that instead and you must reset those auto settings.

    As long as you sync those iPad settings are more or less redundant.
     
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    Really? OK. OP said he didn't, hence my question.
    My time has always been bang on, no matter what. Never had to touch the settings at all. Go figure.
     
  10. SweetPoison

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    I never touched mine either. I never really noticed it, Leigh, except for a thread someone took out stating their clock was off. So I checked mine real quick and it was off by a few minutes, actually.

    Never tripped about it since.:)
     

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