The Apple iPhone 5c was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 8, 16, 32 GB / White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green.

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5c date/time wrong and constantly searching for network

Hi - my 5c currently won't keep the correct date and time even though it says New York Time zone. I've tried the following:

1.) setting manually - can't select the current date/time - it keeps scrolling past 2016 and takes me back to odd years including 1970 and 2032. This wasn't always the case. A few weeks ago when I had this problem, I was able to set manually.

2.) restarting my phone

3.) resetting my the network settings

4.) putting airplane mode on/off.

Any ideas for how I can fix my phone myself?

As for phone history, I have replaced the screen a few times using both the Apple store and the company iGeeks. I regret buying the 5c because I have always had some sort of issue with it, but never did with my previous iphones. Would I be better off buying a new phone?

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Try this: Make sure you are connected to wifi. Go to time and date settings. Turn 'Set time and date automatically' OFF then back ON. Then restart the phone by holding both the Sleep/Wake button and the home button at the same time.

This issue often happens when disconnecting the battery from the phone during a repair.

Update (01/11/2016)

Hi Amy, your next option could be to try and restore your iPhone. This will completely erase everything on it so remember to back-up up your data before proceeding with the restore.

Restore iPhone

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Thank you so much for answering. I tried it and it didn't work.

Also, just tried connecting to wifi and got the message that it couldn't identify the secure server. It is my home internet and when I go to the settings, it tells me it is in fact connected to our home internet.

What could be causing this?

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Ok, so I had my husband help me set the date/time manually and he came up with a good idea for being able to get to 2016 without the phone skipping ahead or backwards several years.

He would get to 2015, hit home button to get out of the setting, then go back in and scroll a little more, and repeat until he got to the correct time and date.

Then a restart like you suggested and now my phone is connecting to wifi and has the correct date/time.

Not sure how long it will last. Fingers crossed.

Thank you, craigad24 for your help!

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I have the same issue, but nothing's working!! Please help.. my phone is driving me crazy

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hello rehot gsm ic

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I have the same issue, but nothing's working!! Please help.. my phone is driving me crazy

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hello

i have the same problem But it was hardware the mainboard !

first restore the iPhone and set it, like new one !

if it still doing strange stuff about time reflow the GSM IC 350°c for 2 minutes

my problem with this iPhone 5c : when the phone is off or when the screen is off the time stay where it was and never get back in the real time ?

the time is working properly when the screen is on

see you folks

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reflow PMIC.

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I have a ploblem with the time won't stay at the right time

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its hardware issue.

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I took my iphone 5c to the genius bar today for the same issue. The tech dept. said it is a known issue with iphone 5s, and that there is currently no solution. If they are able to make a patch, it will be included in an upcoming IOS update, but no promises. The genius bar rep advised buying a new phone.

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Well, there is. You need someone to replace the chip for you. Look on eBay, you will find those who repair it.

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