Another New Year and another Apple iPhone alarm glitch, some users discovered that alarms set specifically for today using the default Apple program didn’t work.
iOS 4.0 and above all seem to have the problem when users set a single alarm to go off on the 1st January or 2nd January, the problem will not occur on 3rd January according to 9to5 Mac.
Interestingly recurring alarms were not affected, unlike the glitch that caused many problems when day light savings started in October. At the time Apple did say they would ensure the problem didn’t happen again, it seems another time bug has slipped through the net.
To remedy the problem in the meantime simply set up a recurring alarm that includes the first two days of January and your preferred day – the alarm will then go off without any problems.
Apple has not made any official comment or indicated a patch will be released; if the problem only occurs on two days of the year don’t expect Apple to perform an update today. Hopefully they will sort it out before 2012 though!