PSA: Change your clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST)


As we come to another seasonal shift, with that comes our mental shift by altering our sense of reality by an hour (for most people). This is a friendly reminder from all of us here at Talk Android to check your clocks for your Android devices (and everything else) just so you don’t oversleep and miss out on anything important like work.

If you’re like me, you use your Android device for multiple alarms, reminders, meetings and appointments; therefore, having the time set correctly is a must! Android itself should handle the Daylight Saving Time’s shift without any issues, but it’s best to be safe and check anyway.

  • Head into Settings
  • Check the Date & time page
  • Select options for both Automatic date & time and Automatic time zone
  • Watch your clock stay either stay the same or switch to the specific time in your area

Now you’re current! Whenever there’s a change in time, you can expect your device to remain on time.

  • april

    Well that was a FAIL!! My phone was set to automatic, & at 2am my phone changed the TIME ZONE!!! So my clock ended up an extra hour behind! The only way it would change back to the correct time zone was by doing a battery pull. A few friends had the same thing happen to them. Jesus they REALLY effed up web they made the 2.2 version, huh??!!!

  • ChumbleSpuzz

    @april Running 2.2. No problems here. Could be worse. You could have an iDevice running iOS4.1.

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  • andyclap

    Me too- suddenly found myself living in africa, and an hour out of sync with the rest of the uk. And that’s with manual settings. Not good.

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  • Asdf

    My Android only has “Use 24-hour format” and “Select date format”. And the time is off. Fuck everything. 

  • Wabbajabba

    I just turned data on and power cycled the phone and it worked with version 2.2.1.

  • Claire

    My Android only has 2 options. the use 24 hr format and select date format. It does not have the option of automatic or manual. what do I do? And my time has not changed yet.

  • Killian

    My Galaxy Note 5 is set for automatic date and time in settings and it still hasn’t changed my time. I had to turn it off and do it manually. Any suggestions?

  • Carol Clegg

    My tablet does not have an automatic date and time setting. Do I now have to change the time manually?

  • Matthias Van Den Bosch

    My Galaxy note a does not update the time. The time is also different across my phone. No apps. Just two different times on one phone. I can see both times on my home screen. The top never reflects the correct time.