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issues with date/time formats, adjusting time, time sync, daylight saving

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What does "network time" mean on a WiFi-only device?

I have a tablet (no phone network, just WiFi) running Android 12. In the Settings | Date and Time sub-dialog when I select Automatic date & time, there is a 3 way choice: Use network provided ...
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Setting Date on Android device works from settings menu but requires root access via ADB (which I do not have)

If not set to automatic, the date and time of the Pico G2 4K headset is never correct. I'm attempting to set it manually via the command line like this: adb shell "toybox date 110309162023.14&...
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Update time zone rules on LineageOS 18.1

I have a Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite on which I have installed LineageOS 18.1. The time zone rules changed in my country this year. I've tried a lot of things to fix it; like taking the tzdata and tz-version ...
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How to set the date format to ISO 8601 or RFC 3339 in GrapheneOS?

How can I set the date format to ISO 8601 (e.g. 2023-04-29) or RFC 3339 in GrapheneOS?
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Installation date of deleted Apps

I need to view the Installation Date from an App on an Android Phone. Is there any way to view the Installation Date. Is there an log file in the file Manager form Android or an way to view the ...
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Delete Files from Directory that are Older Than a Given Time

I've been searching for this for several hours but couldn't find any solution. I have a folder (Call_Rec) which contain thousands of files and I want to delete only those files that are older than a ...
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Google Calendar, shortcut to get you to the current day while scrolling

I wonder whether there is a shortcut (or, alternatively, any quick way) to get you back to the current day (the one we're in in the month we're in in the year we're in) on Google Calendar. The ...
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Google Assistant not properly answering questions about people's age or birth date (foreign names misheard)

I am running Android 11 on a Realme 8 5G phone. I would like Google Assistant to answer basic questions about people's age and birth dates, including my own. I don't understand why it doesn't do this. ...
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Is time in Exif or other metadata in a Nexus 5x video?

I have some MP4 videos taken with a Nexus 5x. I no longer have that device. Which of the Exif or XMP or the metadata (if any) contains time in UTC that the video started or ended? I'm trying to get ...
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How to detect user have select GPS-provided time as their source of automatic time

I need to identify whether the device use GPS-provided time. I have went though documentation on Settings.Global. My question is how to get to know whether the user select network-provided time or GPS-...
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Photo's filename weird numbers

I have an android phone. When I tried to connected it to my PC and opened image folder (DCIM/101SHARP), I have found many photos. There is a photo with the name ".trashed-1666704779-DSC_0328.JPG&...
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Android TV/box, wrong date time, and no internet access

I have a few Android TVs and Android TV boxes around the house, and one common nuisance is: that if the time and/or date are incorrect, then the internet for those devices won't work. Also through the ...
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How can I set my device to display time in UTC?

I want to try thinking in UTC instead of my local time. There is no UTC region and no UTC time zone under the United States region. How can I set my device so it always displays the time in UTC ...
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Copy photos to new Samsung Galaxy S22 and maintain time/date stamps

I just got a new Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 12. I'm moving the photos from the microSD card in the Samsung Galaxy S10e (of course they removed the SD card slot in the S22) to the S22. I did it ...
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Pixel keeps changing time (losing 1 hour at random)

I have a Pixel 4 phone running Android 11. For the past 3 days, I've started having a strange problem where the time on my phone changes to be 1 hour earlier. I'm physically located in Denver, CO, USA,...
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How can I change the time and date for an app without changing my phone settings?

I want to change the time and date for an app without changing my phone settings. How can I do that?
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Custom Timezones in Android

Is it possible to set the timezone of an android device (either a physical device or and emulator) to a timezone that doesn't actually exist (for instance, GMT+00:03 or GMT-500:00)? I tried reading ...
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Android files and folder is showing wrong time and date

I've noticed that the files of my Android phone are showing the wrong time and date. I have made a folder "New folder" and the folder was created on 3/13/21, 12:23 PM. I renamed the folder ...
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my device got a ROM flash by the seller prior to my purchase?

I bought a Galaxy Tab S6 a few days ago and I am going to verify if it is really brand-new. Some facts: The production date of this device is in July 2020 and my purchase date is in February 2021. ...
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How do I backup Internal Storage to PC or OTG Drive without it changing folder and file modified dates?

I'm on Android 11 and I want to backup my files to a drive but I don't want it to change the modified date for folders and files...
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Problem creating a reminder with date/time in title

Using Android 9 on a Pixel 2, I can recreate this problem reliably. Let's say currently it is January 20. I prompt Google Assistant to start making a reminder for a certain date and time, such as: &...
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How to find the creation date and time (aka timestamp) for a file or folder in Android?

In Android, it is simple to view the modified date and for any file or folder. Just about any decent file manager (such as Solid Explorer) includes this functionality. But how do you view the ...
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How to change the date format within WhatsApp messages?

In WhatsApp, you see the date as DD/MM/YY or MM/DD/YY and you want it the other way around. How to change the date format within WhatsApp messages?
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How exactly does NITZ work?

My understanding is that phones have an internal RTC (real-time clock) which is regularly synchronized, using NITZ (default) and NTP when the phone is connected to internet. Carriers can broadcast a ...
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Can I remove the default clock without rooting my phone?

I have a modern Pixel Android phone on the most up to date version of Android. I'd like to not show the time on the homescreen and the topbar. I've seen many solutions that include rooting the phone....
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How to sync times of two devices with Android NTP?

We have 2 android devices running same application that users see their GUI. Time synchronization is curicial for us. To make them have same time we have the settings as below. Use these commands in ...
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How to set the time (including seconds) on Android

How do I set the time on Android, including setting the seconds? I have an android handset that has no SIM, is permanently on airplane mode, and therefore doesn't sync its time from cell towers. I ...
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Remove additional date from notification and lock screen

In my Samsung Galaxy S8, Android 9, I see an additional date, showing in parentheses, both on the lock screen and in the notification bar when I roll it down. For example, right now it says "16:58 Mon,...
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Oreo 8.1: Day of the week not displaying in notification drawer

I'm running Android Oreo 8.1. How do I have the day off the week show up next to the date in the notification drawer drop-down? Thanks.
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How to change the modified date of a file without root?

How do I change the modified date of a file, specifically PNGs, on Android without root? Total Commander failed to do it with a permission error Access Denied.
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Should Android kernel version date match the release date?

In the process of checking the settings on my Sony Xperia XA I came across the Linux Kernel information. Version 3.18.35 was released in June 2016 but the date shown is from 2017: 3.18.35+ BuildUser@...
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Wrong date stored when taking a screenshot

I have a Galaxy Nexus running CyanogenMod 10.2.1 (IIRC that's the last official stable version released). Beside both being quite old they're working for years without any big issue, but yesterday I ...
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Time zone keeps changing wildly

Or at least I think that's the problem. For weeks now the time on my Pixel has been popping all over the place, without me intervening, always off by exactly one or more hours in either direction. For ...
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Android phone has SMS messages not sorted chronologically by date

I have an old phone Huawei Y635 with Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The problem is that all SMS messages are messed up not following chronologically by date. I tried everything I read on the internet but had ...
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What do these screen mean black background yellow or blue with date and time?

Some times my phone gets stuck at this screen. I can take a screen shot but it is otherwise unresponsive. What does this screen mean. It's usually yellow or blue with the time. I want to think if I ...
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Change default behaviour of date picker

Is there any way to change the date picker of OnePlus 3t. I can only traverse only through months. imagine setting dob for a 30+ yr old guy. Android 8.0 Oxygen OS 5.0.2
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Can you see the time and/or date a website was visited on the Samsung Browser?

Can you see the time and/or date a website was visited on the Samsung Browser?
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Apk Security on Automatic date and time

Is there any way to "mock" the Android date and time even while the option "automatic date and time" is turned on? The reason I'm asking for such information is that my new app will have to operate ...
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How to see at what time an SMS was sent?

My phone runs Marshmallow. When I recieve an SMS, the messaging app only shows me the time at which the message was recieved locally on my phone. There are various circumstances in which this time ...
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How to get tomorrow's date and next week's number for use in Tasker

Based on this answer I am looking for a way how to get tommorow's date and next week number to use in Tasker app, Run Shell Command. I have tried: date -d '+1 day' +"%Y%m%d" and similar, but still ...
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Can't set Android emulator date - stuck on 1/1/1970

I am having trouble manually setting the date on my android emulator. I am using an ARM AVD which is running on a Windows 10 Virtual Machine (no Intel HAXM available), and the emulator is being run ...
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Does migration of whatsapp images and videos from google drive preserve file modification date?

According to this Android Stackexchange answers file modification dates aren't restored upon restoration. So videos and images restored from Google Drive backup of whatsapp won't work leading to ...
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How to show date in status bar in Android 7?

Back in Android 4/5, date was shown in the status bar along with time. However, I recently upgraded to Nougat/7 and now date is gone from the status bar and there doesn't seem to be any setting to re-...
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Change Settings.Global.AUTO_TIME to always be 1

I want my android apps to believe that Automatic Time Zone is set to ON even though it actually is not. I read that Automatic Time Zone is detected using Settings.Global.AUTO_TIME variable, which ...
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NTP sync over USB for chinese watch?

Context: I'm having some difficulty locating a specific .apk to synchronize the time on a specific watch. What are the challenges associated with running some type of NTP sync over USB between a ...
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How to set automatic time in our private WIFI network on MarshMallow

The most of TCP And UDP output port are closed in our WIFI network. The only way is for synchronize time of my android 6 in AndroidBox TV device is to be connected to our NTP time server. I tried ...
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Automatic time on Nexus 5X says it's 2017 already, one day ahead

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. ...
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How to use Network Time Protocol (NTP) on Android?

Is there any way to sync time using NTP with a time server such as NIST Internet Time Servers on Android?
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How to change time on Android 6 (Nexus 5x) with display off (adb?)

I need to change time on my phone while screen is powered off (because of some notifications I need to test). On other devices I did this in adb shell as root by typing: date -s "YYYYMMDD....
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Phone changes timezone itself

My phone is Huawei LUA-L21, here's the log from logcat: D/WifiStateMachine( 876): onReceive, action:mediatek.intent.action.LOCATED_PLMN_CHANGED E/WifiStateMachine( 876): InitialState (when=-1ms ...
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