How to Change Time on Android Phone

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Changing the time on your Android phone is a simple and straightforward process. Whether you need to adjust the time due to travel or daylight saving time, this tutorial will guide you through the necessary steps. Let’s dive in and learn how to change the time on your Android device.

Step 1: Unlock your Android device

To begin, unlock your Android device by swiping up or entering your PIN or password.

Step 2: Open the Settings app

Next, locate and tap on the Settings app on your home screen or app drawer. The Settings app icon usually looks like a gear or a set of sliders.

Step 3: Find the Date & Time settings

In the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the Date & Time option. It is usually located under the “System” section, but its exact location may vary depending on your device’s manufacturer and operating system version.


If you are using an older version of Android, you might need to look for “Date & Time” under different menu options like “General” or “Device”.

Step 4: Enable automatic date and time (optional)

If your Android phone has access to a network, it is recommended to enable Automatic date and time. This setting allows your device to automatically update its date and time based on information received from cellular networks or Wi-Fi.

  • To enable automatic date and time, toggle the switch next to it.
  • If this option is already enabled but the time is incorrect, proceed to Step 5.

Step 5: Manually change the time

If you prefer to set the time manually or if the automatic date and time feature is not available on your device, follow these steps:

  1. Tap on the Date & Time option in the Settings menu.
  2. Disable the Automatic date and time toggle switch (if enabled).
  3. Select “Set date” or “Set time” depending on which one you want to change.
  4. Use the on-screen controls or keypad to adjust the desired values.
  5. Tap on the OK or Save button to confirm your changes.


If you are traveling to a different time zone, make sure to adjust both the date and time accordingly.

Step 6: Verify the updated time

To ensure that your changes have been applied successfully, exit the settings menu and check if your Android device is displaying the new correct time on its home screen or lock screen.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed the time on your Android phone. Remember, keeping your device’s date and time accurate is important for various functions like event reminders, alarms, and synchronization with other devices.

If you ever want to revert back to automatic date and time settings, simply follow Steps 1-3 in this tutorial and enable the “Automatic date and time” toggle switch. Your Android device will then update its date and time automatically based on network information.

We hope this tutorial was helpful. If you have any further questions or need assistance with any other Android features, feel free to explore our website for more helpful articles.

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