Date & Time and Time Zone settings on iPad

How to change Date, Time and Time Zone on iPad

In this tutorial, we will be seeing the steps required to change the Date & Time, Time Zone on iPad.The date & time, timezone can be changed using the option available as part of iPad Settings.

Changing Date & Time and Timezone in iOS 7 (Updated)

Step 1: Tap the Settings screen on iPad

Step 2: Scroll down the General Settings and tap Date & Time.

Step 3: Turn off the Set Automatically switch to Off state. This should provide you the option to change the date & time and time zone as shown in the below screenshot. Check out the video for detail step by step instructions for changing and manually setting date & time and time zone on iPad

Manually Set timezone on iPad

Manually Set timezone on iPad

Problems with iPad Time Zone

I have noticed that the time zone keeps spinning while trying to change the state from manual to automatic.You can try any of the following mentioned below to fix the issue.

  • Turn On/Off Airplane Mode
  • Turn On/Off Wi-Fi
  • Turn On/Off Privacy -> Location Services -> System Services -> Setting Time Zone
  • Changing Date & Time and Timezone (previous iOS version)

    From the iPad home screen click settings option.

    iPad Home Screen

    This would display the following General Options screen

    Date & Time Settings

    Navigate to Date & Time option and this would have the following information.

    Date & Time Settings

    Navigate to Time Zone option and enter the city by which you want to set the timezone.

    iPad Time Zone

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    Ravi Shankar

    A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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    • Ann mills November 3, 2012, 5:59 pm

      When the clocks change tonight to an one earlier how do you change the time on the ipad

    • Joanne Clunes May 14, 2015, 11:14 am

      I am from Canada traveling in Germany. My Apple account on my Ipad will not allow me to sign into however the internet and regular email still work. It says there is a network problem or that it has timed out and that my password is no correct. The time zone icon continues to spin, is there something I can do to fix this. If so will it fix the problems?

    • Ravi Shankar May 14, 2015, 11:59 am

      I see couple of problems here, could the network error is because you are trying to login AppStore account in Canada from Germany.

      For time zone problem, try setting it manually another option is to turn on location services (if it is disabled.)

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