How to set the date and time

For your device to work properly, it's important that the correct date and time are set. If your settings are not correct, your operating system and anti-virus software will experience update delays. You could also have difficulties logging in to certain websites.

To set the date and time, select your device's operating system:

  1. Windows
  2. Mac OS
  3. Android
  4. iOS

Windows

Set time zone:

  1. Click on the clock in the lower right corner of the screen.
  2. Go to Change date and time settings.

  3. Under the Date and Time tab, click Change time zone.
  4. In the Time Zone Settings window, select your city (or your nearest city, region, country) from the list.
  5. Click OK.

Set time and date manually:

  1. Click on the clock in the lower right corner of the screen.
  2. Go to Change date and time settings.
  3. Under the Date and Time tab, click Change date and time.
  4. In the Date and Time Settings window, enter the appropriate values.
  5. Click OK.

Mac OS

Set time zone:

  1. Click on the clock in the upper task bar and choose Open Date & Time Preferences.

  2. In the Date & Time window, go to the Time Zone tab.
  3. Enter your location on the map and then use the Closest City list to narrow it further.

    Note. Enable the Set time zone automatically using current location option so that your time zone setting changes automatically.

Sync with time server:

  • Devices running on the Mac OS operating system sync with time servers over the internet automatically. If syncing doesn't work:
  • Check your internet connection.
  • Under the Date & Time tab, click the Set date and time automatically option.

Manually set time and date:

  1. Click on the clock in the upper task bar and choose Open Date & Time Preferences.

  2. In the window that opens, go to the Date & Time tab.
  3. Disable the Set date and time automatically option.
  4. Enter the appropriate date and time.
  5. Click Save.

Android

Devices running on the Android operating system sync with time servers over the internet automatically. If syncing doesn't work, check your internet connection.

Follow these steps to change the date, time and time zone:

  1. Go to the Settings menu → Date & Time → Select time zone.
  2. Select your city (or your nearest city/region) from the list.

iOS

Follow these steps to set the date, time, and time zone:

  1. Go to the Settings menu → General → Date & Time → Time Zone.
  2. Enter the name of your city or one that is nearby in the search field.

After you've selected a city, your smartphone will automatically determine the time zone and set the date and time.

If auto-syncing doesn't work:

  • Check your internet connection.
  • In the Settings menu → General → Date & Time, swipe the Set Automatically switch to the right.