Daylight Saving Time Change – Check Your Android

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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 TalkAndroid to check your clock settings for your Android devices, just so you don’t sleep in tomorrow for 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! Your Android OS should handle the Daylight Saving Time shift without any issues, however, it’s best to be prudent, and check it anyway.

Here’s how you can do that;

  • Slide open Applications, or from your Home Screen, press Menu.
  • then press Settings
  • then scroll to Date and Time and press
  • you’ll likely see it set to “Automatic” from your wireless provider

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Here is where you can decide to trust your wireless provider, or set it yourself by removing the check beside “Automatic”. If you go manual, check your time zone as well.

Your clock should have already adjusted by the time you read this article, therefore you most likely won’t need to worry about this, but it’s good to be sure.

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  • 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.