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How to change the time on your smartwatch?
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Connected watches and other smartbands are all the rage on the wrists of Canadians, and we understand why!
Having become a natural extension of the cell phone, these gadgets are accurate “fitness trackers” and save us time by alerting us to any notifications.
Now you might be wondering how to change the time on your watch (they’re smart but still need a little help adjusting!)
We will tell you more about this manipulation in a correct and precise time.
Setting the time on the cellphone.
To change the time on a connected watch from any manufacturer (Huawei, Apple, Samsung, Withings etc.), there is almost no manipulation to do.
Indeed, as the watch is connected to your cell phone via Bluetooth and the wifi network, it is first on this that you will have to change the time.
- Access the “Clock” application on your Android or iPhone mobile;
- The “Clock” tab contains the alarm, timer and stopwatch;
- Click on the icon with the three vertical dots located in the upper right corner, then click on “Settings”;
- In the “Modify the date and time” section and in the time zone option”, check that everything is correct;
- Uncheck the “Set time automatically” option;
- Click on the “Time” section and modify it with the proper time, then click on “Ok”;
- Finally, choose the “Set time automatically” option if you want a real-time change at the next time change.
Set the date and time on your connected watch
To set the time, activate it (depending on the model, move your wrist or swipe the watch screen upwards).
Then, you need to access the “system/settings” option, where the “date and time” setting is located.
All that remains is to choose the settings that suit you for the time of the connected watch.
Also, consider activating the “Automatic date and time” option to obtain the same display on the watch and the telephone.
Otherwise, you can also activate the automatic time zone option to obtain the local time display.
You can also adjust the display manually by disabling the first two automatic options.
By doing this, you will be able to set the time and the time zone and the date on the watch.
In any case, do not forget to choose the time format that suits you.
Generally, you have the choice between 12h and 24h formats.
Remember that the setting can be changed according to your needs.
Change the time with Wear OS.
Here’s how to change the time on watches running Android (Fossil, Galaxy Watch4, etc.):
- If the touch screen is inactive, press it to wake up the watch;
- Slide your finger up and down the screen;
- Tap “Settings” s;
- If the icon is not displayed, swipe the screen to the left.
- Tap “System” > “Date & Time” > select your time settings.
Change time with Watch OS
At Apple, you can only change the time from your Apple Watch.
- Press the digital crown;
- Select the “Settings” icon;
- Click on “Time”;
- Go to the displayed time;
- Change the time;
- Press the Digital Crown to go back;
- Press the digital crown again;
- The time displayed on the dial is correct again!
We remind you that Apple Watches only work with iPhones, not Android phones.
On the contrary, all other brands of watches can be used with an iPhone and its iOS operating system.
The time of the watch and the cell phone do not coincide: what to do?
Bad Bluetooth connection
Sometimes, the time on your smartwatch is not the same as displayed on your mobile.
It is undoubtedly due to a pairing malfunction between the two devices, so don’t panic!
If this situation happens to you, you must start by checking the Bluetooth connection on the phone.
Open the “Settings” app and go to the “Connected devices” option.
Usually, you will find the Bluetooth option there: if it works, you will have to ensure that the connected watch is not in aeroplane mode.
The verification is also done in the “Settings” application, then “connectivity” if there is one.
If not, you have to swipe the screen until you find the “Airplane Mode” option.
Then it will be enough to control the update of the two devices.
It is because each accessory’s operating system may be resetting.
In the latter case, we advise you to restart the two updated devices.
Also, don’t forget to perform a factory reset (also known as “format” or “hard reset”).
Need to pair devices again
But in some cases, the connection problem persists even after performing a factory reset.
Therefore, you must disconnect your smartwatch from its dedicated application (Wear OS, Watch OS, etc.).
You will also have to remove it from the list of devices combined with the phone.
Just enter the “Settings” application to access the “Connected devices” option.
Find the name of your watch, and then you can delete it or unpair it from your cell.
Afterwards, you will be able to associate it with your phone again!
Changing the time on your smartwatch: what to remember
Changing the time on your connected watch is straightforward since you can do it via your cell phone or directly on your watch.
Whether you use an iPhone or a device running on Android, handling will be fast and straightforward!