With the beginning of new year, many Apple users have once again started to report the much talked about bug of last year to Apple team.
Last year, Apple team had acknowledged the new year’s alarm clock bug and had released an official statement to suggest the fix for this problem. Here’s the statement -
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.
In this year, however, Apple did not release any official statement or update to fix the issue. But still, you can solve the alarm clock issue with easy workarounds.
This bug has affected only specific iDevices, which are running on iOS 4.2.1 or older operating systems. The Engadget folks have suggested a simple fix for the aforementioned issue, and that is updating your iOS to the latest version. It really works! Other than that you can manually change the alarm settings on your iPhone and it will work properly for the rest of the year.
If you own an iPhone 2G or iPhone 3G, you can’t apply new software update on the device as Apple has already discontinued new updates for those devices. So, you will have to use the manual method to fix the issue.