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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by busboy789, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. busboy789

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    My phone gets confused about where I am while at home. I do not have a reliable Sprint signal at home and many times the phone is switching back and forth from Sprint to roam. The problem is that sometimes while roaming the phone thinks it is in another time zone.
    Is there a way to force the clock to stay in my time zone?
     

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  2. nick325i

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    DO you have the "Use wireless network" feature checked under Menu > Settings > Location?

    If so uncheck it, otherwise i'm not so sure.
     
  3. cij1916

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    My problem is when I go to Long Beach, MS it thinks I'm in Long Beach, CA and changes me 2 hrs behind lol...bout to check that setting to make sure it's checked for me lol
     
  4. jimdroid

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    I've had a lot of trouble with the HTC clocks. The standard shipping clock, the non-flip flip clock would do as you describe: frequently show an incorrect city and almost never show the weather at the actual current location. I have tried it with "use wireless network" checked and unchecked, and I always leave my GPS on.

    I drove through Albany CA and it changed the time to East Coast time, which was interesting.

    I switched to one of the smaller clocks and set the city to my location at home and have not had a problem since.
     
  5. tdieckman

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    That's funny 'cause when I was in Long Beach, CA, my Hero was confused and had me on an hour different time zone!
     
  6. cij1916

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    Is the smaller clock in the market or a widget already on our phones? I like that the weather is there too...but looks like I'll be changing lol
     
  7. Kelmar

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    Serious question, not trying to be sarcastic, but why use a big clock when the one in the notification bar is there?
     
  8. cij1916

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    I can see the big clock a whole lot faster than focusing on a small clock in a small area
     
  9. Kelmar

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    That works!

    Back to the regularly scheduled thread.
     
  10. jimdroid

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    It's one of the HTC clock widgets. There are several to choose from, though only a couple that don't take up a whole screen.


    jd (who has old eyes)
     
  11. pdragon

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    Sounds like the clock is going by city name alone for getting the time zone instead of location based or city & state.

    Anyone else confirm this?
     
  12. BSki

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    I talked to a sprint person about this just this past weekend. It is a known bug which will be fixed in the next software update. For some reason when you add the clock widget and select "current location" it will find your city name, then base the timezone on that name, and it is not always correct.
     
  13. NCKK

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    It's just trying to give you more time to do whatever... think of it as 2 hours free time. :p
     
  14. pdragon

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    Is this just with the HTC clock widgets, or is the notification bar clock off as well?
     
  15. cij1916

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    Just the widget...the clock on the notification area stays correct
     
  16. jimdroid

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    +1. This has been my experience as well. The lock-screen clock is always correct as well; just the widgets are affected.
     
  17. BSki

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    Workaround I did was to use a HTC widget clock set to my city (so the time wont change, its fixed to LA.)

    Then added the smaller weather widget and set that to current city so the weather will update based on where I am.

    I also like the small analog clock, when you unlock the phone, the hands will spins until it reaches the current time.
     
  18. cij1916

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    Will this work if I'm in Long Beach, MS? I don't care what time or how the weather is in CA lol.
     
  19. BSki

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    The problem seems to only be with the time zone, not the weather.

    Hard to tell, cause I am in Long beach and it is always sunny.

    I don't think the problem effects the weather.
     
  20. cij1916

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    Oh yes it does affect the weather...It's told me it's sunny in Long Beach and I can look out the window and it's raining...ain't no sun on the whole coast of MS and it thinks it's sunny...or at night we're like in the 40s or 50s and it tells me it's in the 70s, ummm I think not lol
     
  21. jimdroid

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    Me too re the weather, which is why I switched to a Clock with no weather.

    The clock widgets are not among HTC's prouder accomplishments :)
     
  22. busboy789

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    thanks for the replies.
    like the others the clock in the notification bar stays in my current time zone (Central), but the widget occasionally goes to Eastern time. I haven't noticed this when I'm not roaming for what it is worth.
    I can live with the fluctuation at home, I was concerned about my alarm clocks. I'm guessing they go by the notification bar clock not the widget. At least I hope so.
     
  23. fotoflojoe

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    I have a similar issue.
    I work in Concord, MA. When I'm there, the Sense clock widget thinks it's in Concord, CA - a three hour time difference. It's just the HTC widget though, the phone itself keeps proper time.

    From what I found, this bug is acknowledged by HTC. The widget gets confused when receiving a time signal from a tower that is not configured properly.

    Hope this helps.
     
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