This morning I woke up to my phone, a Nexus 5X, telling me that it was already 2017, by saying the date was 1 January 2017. The time was/is still correct to the second, but it is only one day ahead.

My girlfriend had the same issue on her Nexus 5 this morning. Is there more people with the same problem? Can this be fixed or should it be reported?

EDIT: The problem was automatically resolved when I tried a day later

  • maybe this can help you: productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/calendar/Bhm8y5gXsw0
    – user186920
    Commented Dec 31, 2016 at 12:10
  • Not really. The problem is that, on automatic time, my phone tells me it is January 1st. I've now manually set the date to December 31, but reverting back to automatic date and time, switches my phone back into 2017
    – konewka
    Commented Dec 31, 2016 at 12:12
  • check the timezone, please
    – user186920
    Commented Dec 31, 2016 at 12:14
  • if that doesn't help, see this link: productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/nexus/lchcdN5boRI
    – user186920
    Commented Dec 31, 2016 at 12:15
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    Hmm, this might take some research. Would you mind sending me a quick email at [email protected]?
    – user186920
    Commented Dec 31, 2016 at 12:20

1 Answer 1


I was just reading this article:


It suggests your phone is using the NITZ service to sync time, which relies on good carrier service.

The article says that if this service is bad, it might take your phone out of properly synced time.

You can try installing the suggested app.

Without root, you won't be able to sync automatically, but you can sync manually every week or so.

  • I expect there is no problem with my carrier service, eg. I'm in an urban area with full reception. I'm therefore bound to believe the problem is somewhere deeper than on the NITZ-connection to my phone. I will temporarily solve the problem by using the app you suggest
    – konewka
    Commented Dec 31, 2016 at 12:43

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