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Cant change my time and date

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Android Question

    Thread Starter

    Well im trying to change the time on my phone because its a couple minutes off and when i went to the date & time setting its all blocked up and i want to disable the automatic date and time thing so i can change it my self

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Cellphones get the time and date from the tower they're connected to, which gets its time and date from GPS satellites - which are a lot more accurate than any timepiece you've ever seen with your own eyes. So if whatever you're comparing your phone with has a different time than the phone, *IT'S* off by a couple of minutes. (The phone could be off by as much as a few microseconds, but you wouldn't be able to detect that without instruments.)

    If your cellphone is off compared to some known-accurate government time source (like WWVL in the United Stated or CHU in Canada) contact your provider, because they have a HUGE problem.
    scary alien likes this.

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