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How do I set the Home Time Zone that shows up on the Dual Clock?

And of course right after I finished writing this question, I figured out the answer. Go to Settings, Lock Screen and Security, Info and App Shortcuts, Dual Clock, and that has a "set home timezone" ...
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How can I set a server address to automatically sync my device time?

Android has no option for NTP syncing – time synchronization takes place by other means (via your mobile carrier, see Where time information is received from the network? and What is the ...
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How does a phone store date and time even when the battery is removed?

“There is in fact a second battery in every phone.” (Cf. answers 15., 19. and 48. of this discussion.)
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Marshmallow Time Drift bug

Android 6.0.1 apparently fixes the issue. I'm running it on my Nexus, so I can't say about custom ROMs, but it should be fixed in 6.0.1 based ROMs. The bug was detected by me in 6.0 first because my ...
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How to get the one-line clock on the lockscreen back on my Xperia running Lollipop?

you can try long press clock in lockscreen, and you can choose one line clock and analog clock.
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How do I move the clock back to the right in Android Pie?

This is a problem encountered by many that has upgraded into Android Pie or bought a new one with Android Pie. Luckily, this could be fixed but rooting the phone is necessary. Someone I know tried ...
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How does a phone store date and time even when the battery is removed?

They use a Real-time clock, the same as just about any other electronic device that keeps time. Newer devices have largely begun to move to supercapacitors to power the RTC, but batteries are also ...
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Change the week start on Clock alarms

Looks like it's just/about to be fixed in Clock 4.0.1 as reported on AndroidPolice. The new APK for the clock app from the Android M Developer Preview doesn't look very different from the one you'...
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How do wi-fi only Android devices synchronise time?

You can DNS override the pool.ntp.org entry in your corporate DNS infrastructure, and make that an alias/CNAME to your own internal NTP source/service. That will allow the internally connected ...
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"Unfortunately, Clock has stopped" when trying to create or edit alarm

I had a similar problem but on another device, though try if it can fix your problem this is the what I did: I opened the Terminal Emulator and typed: $ su # logcat Then I held 'Volume down' (a.k....
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Disable "Upcoming Alarm" Notification (without disabling alarm)

After spending an hour on the phone with Google tech support (don't know why I didn't think of this earlier) their representative was able to replicate the issue. At this time there appears to be no ...
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Google Clock how to remove added city time

Open clock function. Press the + to "search for a city". Type in the city you wish to remove. Uncheck it.
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Clock off by 4 min even if "use network value" is on (probably due to an app)

Try disabling network time and set the clock manually. Network time relies on your mobile operator setting their clocks correctly, while it is usually a good bet, some misconfiguration on their side ...
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Can you use "OK Google" to set a timer with a label by voice?

"Ok google, set alarm label laundry for 20 minutes"
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How do I set the Home Time Zone that shows up on the Dual Clock?

On 7.1.1 settings, lock screen and security, information and face widgets, roaming clock, set your home time zone, along with the roaming clock on.
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What triggers Always On Display's display of seconds?

Apparently, what I saw was not the Always On Display. I suppose the sequence of events was something like follows: While the phone was in the pocket, power button got pressed Due to hot weather the ...
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One-time-only alarms?

With the Google Clock app, the alternative is to set an alarm with Google Assistant. Saying "Set an alarm at [hour] [minutes]" will set a one-time alarm, and it will be automatically removed ...
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How to add timezone to world clock when you don't know the city?

It's incredibly annoying that Google doesn't care about those things. If your phone is rooted, fire up a terminal or "adb shell" from a computer. Get a root shell by typing "su" and then: setprop ...
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Change stock Clock app timer noise?

I've got the same problem and the annoying sound can not be found in /System/media/audio/, but in /system/app/DeskClock.apk/assets/sounds/Timer_Expire.ogg. In any case, it seems difficult or ...
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Show time with seconds

Try a Terminal Emulator app: $ date Fri Mar 27 16:00:15 IDT 2015
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Lollipop: alarm isn't firing in time

Well, I couldn't find the solution so I followed Ian Clark's advice and performed factory reset. That helped.
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Clock in Notification Area Does Not Update

The solution was simple. I just needed to restart the tablet. It hadn't been restarted in months and I guess that somehow the updating system process got in a weird state. After doing a reboot (...
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What is the other number in the alarm notification?

The time on the right-side of the notification is - just like all other notifications - the time when the notification appears. The alarm notification is a new feature from Android stock Clock app on ...
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Where can I find the Smat Tab 4 Clock and Weather Widget?

Do this (at your own risk) if that's a default widget came along with OS because those widgets are unrecoverable once deleted. 1 Perform a backup of your important data (remember 'not the settings') ...
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How to get the one-line clock on the lockscreen back on my Xperia running Lollipop?

Go to Settings, then lock screen, then Clock Style, then click the one-line option.
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How does a phone store date and time even when the battery is removed?

As @eldarerathis said, there are secondary batteries or Real-Time-Clock (RTC) chips built into the SoCs (System-on-Chip) of each device. They are built into the circuits by the SoC provider, like ...
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How to change analog clock widget on home screen to digital clock?

You can't make the widget change from analogue to digital, but you can replace the analogue one from a digital one. Hold your finger on the clock widget and drag it to the delete icon to remove it. ...
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Leap Seconds on Android

The leap second was not implemented in Lollipop or any other Android version. If you are really concerned with having 'atomic clock' accuracy, use ClockSync, which synchronizes your device's clock ...
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Force screen to be always on

To solve a temporary solution you can go into settings -> display -> sleep -> 30 min Find an app that supports Keep Awake Keep Awake keeps the device unlocked and awake during the use of the app in ...
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