‘GMT bug’ for Google Calendar users in iOS 8 reportedly fixed

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‘GMT bug’ for Google Calendar users in iOS 8 reportedly fixed

  • 2015-02-13 14:25:10
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News / Mobile phones ‘GMT bug’ for Google Calendar users in iOS 8 reportedly fixed

MacRumors is reporting that the GMT bug seems to be partially fixed, as several Google Calendar users using the stock Calendar app are reporting on Apple Support Communities, Google Calendar Help Forum and Twitter that they’re no longer seeing the GMT bug.

The issue is known as a “GMT” bug as it adds a secondary time and time zone entry to the Calendar event as you can see in the screenshot above, which was causing some confusion. The issue seems to occur when the event is synced to other iOS devices with the incorrect time and time zone. The issue was affecting users who are using Microsoft Exchange and Google Calendar in the Calendar app.

It looks like the issue is partially fixed as Google appears to have rolled out a fix to address the issue for Google Calendar users. Google seems to have fixed the issue on their backend as it did not need a software update.

As we reported earlier today, the GMT bug seems to be fixed in iOS 8.2 beta 5, but iOS 8.2 is expected to be released to the public only in mid-March. Based on the 300,000 page views and over 750 replies on this Apple Support Communities thread, it looks like the issue is affecting quite a few users.

Microsoft Exchange users will probably have to wait for Microsoft to roll out a similar fix on their backend, or wait for iOS 8.2 to be released.

Please let us know if you’re still facing the issue in the comments below.

[via MacRumors]



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