Date bug is causing Xbox SmartGlass to crash on Windows Phone, incorrect dates shown in Messaging app

Xbox SmartGlass app for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 crashing due to 2015 date bug

With Xbox SmartGlass, you can use a phone or tablet to enhance your games and entertainment experience on Xbox. If you have been trying to open up Xbox SmartGlass on your Windows Phone or Windows 8.1 device, and noticed that the app keeps crashing, here is some information on the matter. Turns out, this issue is caused by the new 2015 year. Specifically, this issue has to do with a date bug.

Another issue has been spotted with the Messaging app on Windows Phone, which is showcasing an incorrect date stamp. One temporary solution is to change your date back to 2013, but this isn’t an ideal solution for obvious reasons. But, it does allow you to use the app.

Xbox SmartGlass app for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 crashing due to 2015 date bug

If you are experiencing this date bug, please hang tight as Microsoft will likely issue an official statement and/or fix soon. We’ll let you know as soon as they do. Have you experienced this issue in any other app? Let us know in the comments below.

Tl;dr: Message timestamps on Windows Phone are showing the year as 2013. Xbox SmartGlass app is crashing as a result of the date bug.

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