Date and time settings

Let's do the timewarp again ...

The yearly springing forward of time for much of the US is upon us, and this inevitably leads to folks new to the platform wondering what they have to do to their Android so things work right after the switch. If this sounds like you, we've got good news:


This is the best thing you'll never have to do for your phone!

Unless you've went into the settings and switched away from the automatic network time and time zone settings (in which case you already know what to do) you won't have to do a thing. Your Android will check the network for the correct date and time and switch itself on it's own, changing the system time so that things like calendars and alarms will still be right. The same thing applies next week when other parts of the world move an hour ahead, and still apply in six months when we go back. Alex, I'll let you know what the future is like and send you the lottery numbers you asked for.

One thing Android can't do is make up for the hour of sleep you lost, so brew an extra cup of coffee instead of fiddling with the settings on your Android.