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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by metadog, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. metadog

    metadog Newbie
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    Hi! My Galaxy Tab ime keeps changing itself. I will set the tablet to my current tima and time zone. A short time later it will change to 3 or 4 hours ahead, but the time zone stays the same. This is a non-stop battle with the device. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
    -M
     



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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Have you set it up to autmatically adjust time?
     
  3. metadog

    metadog Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Not to my knowledge. I don't see a setting like that in the "date and time" control panel.
     
  4. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    You must be joking...it's the first option right at the top of the screen in the "Date and Time" settings.
     
  5. metadog

    metadog Newbie
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    I see:
    Set Date
    Set Time
    Select Time zone
    Use 24-hour format
    Select date format

    That's it. I don't see a setting to auto detect network time or anything regarding daylight savings time. There also doesn't seem to be any sub settings within these categories other than what they are meant to do.
     
  6. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Oh wait, you must have a WiFi model which does't have the Automatic setting since there is no cellular network to sync with over the air (3G model has this setting).

    I don't know why it would just randomly change the time settings and this is the first I've heard of this. Perhaps you have a rogue app that is messing with the system?

    There is a time sync app in the Market, but you need to root the Tab for it to update automatically. It's called ClockSync. It doesn't update automatically if you don't have root access though.
     
  7. metadog

    metadog Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yep, Wi-Fi. Sorry for not making that clear. My bad. I have been considering rooting the device, but I haven't seen a big benefit for me personally and how I use the tab. Might change my mind, though. There is definitely some cool stuff that comes with the root!
     
  8. Have you verified the time zone set on your Google account?
     
  9. metadog

    metadog Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ah! Good one! It took a while to find this feature. It doesn't appear to be where you expect it. Oddly, it resides at the bottom of the "Themes" page in the Gmail account preferences. The location does appear to be set correctly, however.
     
  10. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Did you try rooting and ClockSync?
     
  11. metadog

    metadog Newbie
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    No, I haven't really considered rooting until this clock issue started to bug me. Of all the many cool things that rooting would bring to my tablet, I hadn't really seen anything that caused me to feel this was a good solution for me personally. Though, when the warranty on the tablet runs out... maybe.
     
  12. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    I googled for time bugs or issues with the Tab and couldn't get any results, which tends to indicate that it's an uncommon issue.

    Have you tried a factory reset to wipe the Tab clean and start fresh? It means you need to reinstall your apps and put music, videos, whatever back on it, but it starts it off like a new tablet again.
     
  13. metadog

    metadog Newbie
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    I have been considering the factory wipe along with the root. Neither are my preferred option, but if I am left with no other choice...
     
  14. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Doing a factory reset is a bit of a hassle, but it wipes everything off the tablet and resets the firmware which may be "glitchy" (a highly technical term).

    If you sync your contacts, calendar, etc. through Google, they will resync again automagically, so no issue there. You simply need to install any apps you want again, and transfer over songs, videos, etc. If the reset fixes the time bug, then I think the hassle of the reset is well worth it.

    For perspective, every time I do a firmware update on my phone or tablet, I do a factory reset before the update, and after. This gives me a clean setup of the new firmware, and I've never had issues that others have complained about when simply updating and no doing a reset. Either I'm lucky, or the reset does a better job with the firmware setup. I consider it to be like wiping my PC and doing a clean install of Windows whenever a major change is made.

    So for my Tab, I've only reset it once to update to v3.2, and my phone I've reset twice to update to v2.3.6. No big deal to me and I'm "glitchy" free.
    :D
     
  15. YellowSS06

    YellowSS06 Lurker

    I was having this problem too. After about 5 times though, it finally kept what I set the time to.
     

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