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How to adjust secs in system time?

Apple Ipad 16gb tablet
August 31, 2010 at 15:36:49
Specs: Macintosh
Peter Behr
Aug 31, 4:04 am

I'd like to use a clock app with seconds hand and alarm, but find it irritating to see the actual system time within only +/- 59 secs accuracy.

Is there a way to adjust seconds in the system time of an ipad (3.2.1)?

Neither synchronizing with my Mac nor shutting down and restarting the ipad (as I read this should sync to apple.time) aligns the secs.


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August 31, 2010 at 15:48:57
Peter Brunner
Aug 31, 11:45 am

...@the.keyboard> wrote:
> On Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:04:55 +0200, (Peter Behr)
> wrote:

> >Is there a way to adjust seconds in the system time of an ipad (3.2.1)?

> What I do with phones, vcrs and other stuff that only allows the user to adjust minutes is : at 1144 (for example) set it to 1145 and wait for the real time to catch up. At 11:44:59, start to hit the "set"/"ok"/"accept" button.

There is no "set"/"ok"/"accept", you can only open or close the time setting pref pane. The internal clock won't start at zero seconds after resetting, but - and that's the workaround I meanwhile found! - as long as the pane is open, the internal clock seems to stop counting. So I first check the mismatch in seconds, open the settings, adjust the minutes, if necessary, and close the settings after let's say 30 secs, if the clock went wrong that much before.

> OTOH, isn't there an NTP app? AtomTime or SyncClock or something?
> If not, then there's an open opportunity for an app-writer...

Yes, I found AtomUhr, it works fine, but it won't sync the internal clock and I need accurate time on a different app with alarm etc. For the moment the problem is solved with the mentioned workaround, but other sugestions are stille welcome!


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