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#1 alder1

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 12:21 PM

I was out observing this morning when I noticed that Sky Safari on my iPad was confused. Then I saw that the time was off by four hours: it was showing the sky at 5am rather then 1am. Oddly, the same app on my iPhone worked fine. I can’t figure out how to correct the app on my iPad. Any suggestions?
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Posted 10 June 2021 - 12:37 PM

Well, the obvious question would be whether your location was set correctly (under Settings > Location). Plus, you can advance or regress the time to any value you want with the forward and reverse buttons on the date/time panel (under the "Time" control).


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Posted 10 June 2021 - 01:38 PM

i had that problem before also when i was using wifi between my scope and sky safari6 using the skyfi3 module. I have since then started using cables between everything to my laptop and no more issues.



#4 alder1

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 01:49 PM

Hmm. It does have my correct location, and when I manually reset the time, it (the time) doesn’t advance. Weird, eh?

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 01:55 PM

Hmm. It does have my correct location, and when I manually reset the time, it (the time) doesn’t advance. Weird, eh?

don't know if ur using wifi or not but yeah it did same thing to me when i was using the skyfi wifi. i manually change it and go out the menu and it would go back to the wrong date and time again. try bypassing wifi and see what it does with just cable connections.



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Posted 10 June 2021 - 02:46 PM

We don’t actually have WiFi up here in off-the-grid northern Vermont. Just a cell phone and a hot spot. Again, Sky Safari works fine on my iPhone but not my iPad. Although it used to work on both. And the iPad is fine.

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 04:23 PM

Look at the location setting you are using.  Look at the time zone offset for your location.  Is it correct?



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Posted 11 June 2021 - 04:01 AM

Ah! That did it. Thanks!

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 07:30 AM

That normally is set automatically so it is not clear how it got 4 hours off.  Anyway, glad it is fixed.




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