I recently changed the battery of my phone, but in doing so, kept it without battery for some time. After placing the new battery, I discovered that the date and time had gone back to default.

I tried to set them both to update from the network but neither is updating. I tried turning the option off and on again but nothing happens.

I can, of course, set the date manually, but I am wondering why it's not updating by itself. The time zone is correct.

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Pocket, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

  • Do you have root access on your phone? – zackygaurav Dec 8 '15 at 12:01
  • nothing helped, I set the time manually and then re-enabled the automatic; so one day, whenever it want, it will probably update the datetime itself if needed.. – Aquarius Power Apr 29 '16 at 22:39
  • @zackygaurav If you know of a way to update the clock, with root access, could you please post it as an answer here? – Marc.2377 Jul 8 '16 at 23:22

try this:

  1. uncheck "update from network"
  2. set it to a wrong time (something that's clearly not right)
  3. close settings (not sure if this is actually needed)
  4. check "update from network" again (which should correct the time)
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Try rebooting your device (shut down and restart)

If that doesn't work, try manually setting the date back one month, exit settings, check update from network and reboot your device.

On restart Android should check the network date, see it's wrong and reset the clock.

My tv box's suspend mode screws up the time every time that it's invoked because it either has no realtime clock chip or it doesn't have a capacitor or battery to keep it going. Usually rebooting fixes this)

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Just set the time wrongly (manually), then turn on automatic date and time and go back to ...internet. I just tried it (now)

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please try this method: set it to "update from the network". Then connect the device to data(internet). Then it will update time automatically. I tried this once.

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    Thanks for the help but it's not working. I tried like this: turned off both automatic update and internet. Then turned Automatic on, and then turned wifi on. Nothing happened. :( – Alenanno Jul 8 '15 at 10:23
  • try by using mobile data. – Rahul Gopi Jul 8 '15 at 10:29
  • Exactlly (like it wrote Mr. Rahul Gopi), but you need to wait few minutes connected to internet. – user177923 Jul 22 '16 at 18:19

It's possible for the Automatic date and time to be turned off while changing a battery or switching between power-saving-modes. To turn it back on, go to settings --> Date and time --> then make sure Automatic-date-and-time is turned on.

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