Does Daylight Saving Time Automatically Update On Your iPhone? Fall Back Is Coming, Everyone
On an average Sunday night, there are already so many things to worry about remembering. Like, making sure you have clean underwear for the morning, and sending off that email you avoided addressing all weekend, and washing the glitter out of your scalp (just me?) and getting to bed at a reasonable hour — who has the mental space to add anything else to the Sunday night worry list? So if you've just realized that Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 5, and are already freaking out and wondering if Daylight Saving Time automatically updates on your iPhone or if you'll have to stay up till 2:00 a.m. to adjust the time, you'll be happy to know that you don't actually have to do anything.
Whether you're anticipating standard time or not, your phone is going to adjust all on its own. Not only that, but all of your other Apple devices will sync to the new time as well. Your iPad, your Macbook — they're all going to automatically go from 1:59 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and you don't have to even lift a finger. So, even if you completely forget about standard time beginning this Sunday, your alarm clock won't, and you'll get to work on time and totally oblivious.
But while your Apple devices might have your back there, are a few other clocks that won't automatically adjust, and if you don't take the time to push them back an hour, you might find yourself pretty confused. Here are all the devices that you'll need to personally adjust the time with:
Even if you don't use your stove, you probably refer to it to check on time here and there so make sure you change that before you go to bed.
Yeah, it's worth it to pull out the step stool and climb up to adjust your wall clock. Don't be like me and be too lazy and have to do math every time you look at the clock to figure out what time it is.
Unless, of course, you just use your wrist watch for fashion purposes, in which case who cares. But if you actually use your watch because you're an OG, set a reminder to wind it back an hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.
Don't neglect the microwave — it's important to have all of your kitchen appliances synced and accurate. Don't make things complicated for yourself.
The Video Player
While your TV will likely adjust the time automatically, especially if you have a smart TV, your video players (if you still have one) will not. And yeah, you'll probably need to pull out a manual or Google it to figure out how to reset your clock.
Analog Alarm Clock
Don't forget to wind back this puppy. This old school clock has no idea what time it is without your guidance.
The Car Clock
I literally always forget to set back my car clock and then spend weeks being entirely confused about what time it is. To prevent this from happening to you, just make a note to set it on Saturday. Better off doing it early than forgetting altogether. Or even do it today!
Even if you set all of your clocks to standard time, your body clock might take some time to sync up. Give yourself a few days to feel tired (or wired) and be patient. Eventually your body clock will adjust and standard time will feel, well, standard. Going to bed earlier is always a good idea when trying to get yourself adjusted to a new time. And enjoy the extra hour of sleep, you definitely needed it.