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Britons complain about ‘iPhones taking all the fun out of the clocks changing’

The clocks have gone forward which means Brits lost an hour in bed last night and signals the end of those darker nights.

Previously the clocks changing left many people confused as they often forgot to move their clocks forward an hour from 1am.

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Yet now that worry has largely vanished as many digital types – including smartphones – correct themselves.

But this hasn’t been appreciated by everyone, with social media users quick to point out that phones automatically moving the time has taken the fun away from when people use to forget to change their clocks.

Brits on social media have bemoaned that smartphones automatically moving the time has taken the fun away from when people use to forget to change their clocks

The idea of daylight saving was first introduced in 1907 by horse rider William Willett in the hope people could enjoy more of the morning sun and it was adopted by the government nine years later.

Manually correcting the clocks was ingrained into Brits, with the saying ‘Spring forward, Fall back’ being used as a way of remembering which way to change the time.

But with a move to digital clocks and new technology which automatically corrects itself, there is no longer as much of a need to fret over whether the time has been changed correctly.

Manually correcting the clocks was ingrained into Brits, with the saying ‘Spring forward, Fall back’ being used as a way of remembering which way to change the time

Manually correcting the clocks was ingrained into Brits, with the saying ‘Spring forward, Fall back’ being used as a way of remembering which way to change the time

‘Thank goodness phone puts clocks forward automatically,’ one Twitter user wrote.

And another said: ‘I forgot the clocks had gone forward. It hadn’t set automatically on my alarm clock, but it thankfully has on my phone!’

However, not everyone is happy about technology largely making the time change for them.

‘Mobile phones take all the fun out of the clocks going forward and back. They change automatically, so you don’t get halfway through the day before you remember,’ one person moaned.

Not everyone is happy about technology largely making the time change for them (pictured)

Not everyone is happy about technology largely making the time change for them (pictured)

‘Gone are the days when you could go into work an hour late on Sunday after [the] clocks [have gone] forward because you ‘forgot’ to change your phone, my daughters snap watch update itself,’ one user added.

Another continued: ‘I appreciate my phone automatically going forward an hour, but I’m getting really confused seeing the other clocks around the house. Let me just do it manually.’

And many social media users didn’t trust that their smartphone had changed the time: ‘Am I the only one who stays awake until 1am on the night the clocks go forward, JUST to make sure that my phone automatically adjusts the time?’

Many social media users didn’t trust that their smartphone had changed the time (pictured)

Many social media users didn’t trust that their smartphone had changed the time (pictured)

Others were in agreement: ‘Me: aware that technological advances exist and smartphones can automatically update to reflect clocks going forward. Also me: Immediately ringing 123 the instant I wake up to check my phone hasn’t stitched me up’

‘I can’t sleep until I see my phone change no matter how tired I am’.

Also many people who had neglected to manually move their car clock previously when the time changed were excited that they’d be set right again: ‘Hooray! Clocks ‘spring’ forward this weekend, now my car clock is going to be the right time!’

‘Can’t wait for the clocks to go forward, can’t hack another day of my car clock being wrong.’

Also many people who had neglected to manually move their car clock previously when the time changed were excited that they’d be set right again (pictured)

Also many people who had neglected to manually move their car clock previously when the time changed were excited that they’d be set right again (pictured)



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