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RTM sometimes gets date wrong (Bug?)

fredrikstolpe says:


I have encountered some strange behaviour in the latest iphone app on the latest OS. It's hard to reproduce and it rarely happens. Just wanted to check if you have had other reports.

Sometimes i open RTM and find that the date is wrong, not the same day as the iphone thinks.

Upon restarting RTM (killing the process in iOS) the date is correct again. It have happened a few times.

I rarely shut down my phone, so there's a lot of multitasking going on. Sometimes I switch between apps from the menu of running processes, sometimes I start them from the regular icons. I noticed there's a difference when RTM starts up depending on these methods, a progress bar when starting from the regular icon... maybe that a start for finding the problem...


Posted at 7:46am on January 11, 2011

andrewski (Remember The Milk) says:

Hi Fredrik,
I've added this to our list to investigate; sorry for the inconvenience.

In the meantime, as you noticed, you should be able to quit the app (or manually restart your iPhone) to correct this. For what it's worth, The Unofficial Apple Weblog has a helpful description of how to quit an app manually.

There shouldn't be a difference between opening the app from the home screen or via the Recently Used dock; it just sounds like the background process is sometimes killed (a function of iOS preserving resources), thus restarting the process.

Hope this helps in the meantime!

Posted 3 years ago

fredrikstolpe says:

Thanks, no problem at all, just wanted to let you know for future work...

Posted 3 years ago

emily.simas Pro says:

I noticed this bug too when I changed the date on an existing task. I changed the date from Never to Today and the due date is reflected as "Monday Jan 19" when it should say "Wednesday, Jan 19". This doesn't happen when I create a new task - only when I make a change to an existing task.

Hope that helps.


Posted 3 years ago

andrewski (Remember The Milk) says:

Hi Emily,
That's the issue I mentioned above; that's on our list to investigate, and in the meantime, quitting the app manually (or restarting your device) will correct this.

Hope that helps!

Posted 3 years ago

klas.olsson Pro says:

I can confirm that a restart works, I've had quite a few tasks since Jan 13 where when I edit the Due date and pick tomorrow, it's set to Jan 13.

I'm fine with the restart as a workaround for the moment, I only wanted post this and let you know that I'd be happy to help if you need any further info on the problem.

Posted 3 years ago

marty_faulkner Pro says:

Still waiting for this to be resolved; date correct everywhere but the "Due" screen. It is NOT infrequent, it happens every day until one resets their device. I typically forget and after I change due dates find them to then show as "overdue" so I have to go back in and change the date again. Extra steps, no fun. Otherwise, i LOVE the iPhone app.

Posted 3 years ago

rob.ashton says:

This is happening to me too, consistently. Any progress on this? If it's on your list to investigate, it might be worth moving it up a bit - it's very irritating.

Posted 3 years ago

jesselondon Pro says:

Same problem here. Quite frequent.

Posted 3 years ago

mario.liehr Pro says:

Me too. Happens every second day or so. Please fix it, since it is somehow annoying.

Posted 3 years ago

mwyada Pro says:

Just wanted to mention that I am having this exact problem, too. I'll try restarting the app as a workaround, but looking forward to it getting fixed permanently :-)

Posted 3 years ago

twilbur Pro says:

I'm experiencing this problem, too. And in case it helps Bob track it down, the problem started happening with the iOS 4 release with multitasking. What I observe is that the app define "today" at app-start, and does not redefine it after it rolls over midnight and/or on subsequent app activations. Hope that's helpful.

Posted 3 years ago

emily (Remember The Milk) says:

Hi twilbur,

We've tracked this one down, and it's fixed in the release that we're currently waiting on Apple to approve; hopefully it'll be available on the App Store shortly!

Posted 3 years ago

action.manager Pro says:

That's good to hear! This was so annoying...

Does it also solve the bug that lists archived on the web are still visible on the iPhone?

Posted 3 years ago

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