ios Date Format 2JAN2020

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Landau
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ios Date Format 2JAN2020

Post by Landau » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:58 am

I was just trying to see how many dives I did in November and had to look at several other dates to determine if 10/11/2019 was October or November. It appears to be November.

I'm not sure if it is getting the format to use from my regional settings on the iPhone of "Canada" but being Canadian I see half my dates formatted the European way 10/11 and half the American way 11/10.

I'd love for it a setting in MacDive so I could set it to 10NOV2019 and end my confusion.

Thanks

Landau

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Re: ios Date Format 2JAN2020

Post by nick » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:18 pm

All dates should be using the regional setting off your phone.

If there is somewhere that is not then that's a bug, so please tell me exactly where (email me a screenshot of the correct place and the incorrect place perhaps) and I'll take a look.

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Re: ios Date Format 2JAN2020

Post by Landau » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:53 am

Hi Nick,

One my iPhone SE iOS 13.3 I’ve got my regional setting country set to Canada and the date format example is “Thursday, August 29, 2019” I’ve attached a screenshot. There is no short date format example shown.
MacDive is using a format of “29-08-2019” – so day before month – I’ve attached a screen shot of the dives list.
I checked several other apps on my iPhone to see what they use. Not a lot of consistency but nothing else I’ve tested is using day before month.

Apple Mail App: 2019-08-29
Apple Calendar App: Thu Aug 29
Apple Photos app: Aug 29, 2019
Apple Notes App: 2019-08-29
Apple Files App: 2019-08-29
MS Outlook:2019-08-29
Slack: Aug 29
Facebook: August 29, 2019

So in a perfect world I’d love for the MacDive date format to show 29Aug2019 (no confusion) but I’d settle for 2019-08-29 which is the most common of the apps I tested. All number with day before month is my very least favorite. A setting to let me specify the format would be great.
Thanks for considering it.
Landau

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