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How to make your phone update automatically when the clocks change

21 July, 2017 by Jessica 2344
How to make your phone update automatically when the clocks change
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Will My Phone Automatically Change Time When Clocks Go Forward
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THE last Sunday of March means that the clocks move forward and we go into British Summer Time.

On March 27, at 1am, make sure that the time on the device that you probably use the most, your phone, is changed.

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Make sure the time on your phone is changed when we move to BST.Credit: Getty

Will my phone update automatically when the clocks change?

Most digital devices will automatically update the time when the clocks the change.

This includes smartphones, smart watches, televisions and radios.

And it should apply to pretty much any model, whether Apple, Android or any other.

But if you want to be certain your 7am alarm will go off at 7am, then it might be wise to check your phone settings.

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You can confirm whether you have your "date and time" options set to "set automatically".

Even if your phone is switched off at the time of the change, it should update as soon as it is turned on.

If you have an older style phone, and not considered 'smart', then you may need update the time manually.

How can I change the time on my phone manually?

Some phones might need to be updated manually.

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Or maybe you're the type of person to set the time yourself.

Either way, this is how you can change the time on your phone manually.

  1. Go to 'Settings'.
  2. Go to 'General'.
  3. If you scroll down you should 'Date & Time' and select that.
  4. Untick the 'Set Automatically' option if it is ticked.
  5. Click on the time shown and insert the time you want to set.
  6. Your time is changed.

When do the clocks change?

The clocks always go forwards in March and back in October.

This year, the clocks will go forward an hour at 1am on March 27.

It marks the beginning of British Summer Time (BST) and the end of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The change will see Brits get one hour less in bed, though it will also bring lighter evenings.

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Everyone will then gain an hour of sleep in October when the clocks go forward and put the UK back on GMT.

The change will happen at 2am on October 29, 2022.

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