Somethings I have noticed about cell phones after Discovering faith and coincidences:
The automatic date and time feature gets disabled on devices whenever a “Life Event” happens. This would cause a quantum event to occur when the reality of the individual gets changed dramatically. Calls also get dropped.
i.e. I call you, tell you that you just won enough money to forgive all your debts. That’d change your personal reality. Life is different now than from before you knew that information. This event right here can cause the Auto Date and Time feature to disable itself. It happens across all brands. Although Apple is probably snarky enough to say their clocks only speed up to make life events smoother.
Your device is not defective.