T-Mobile HTC HD2 Timezone issue

I have a HTC HD2 mobile phone from T-Mobile (UK).  Recently, I updated the phone which went smoothly and retained all my content and settings.  However the next morning, I discovered that the time had gone back 5 hours and I started having all sorts of fun with my appointments.  When I went into “Local Time Settings”, I found that the “City” settings (where you define the timezone) were set to GMT-5 and greyed-out – meaning that I couldn’t correct the timezone!

Obviously, I couldn’t have survived with this situation lasting so I started looking and playing with different settings.  Fortunately, I was able to find a workaround.  It goes something like this:

  1. Go to “Today” screen and tap the time display,
  2. When “World Clock” is displayed, tap on “Add City”,
  3. Start typing your city’s name and when displayed, select it,
  4. Once added to the list, change from “My Location” to your city,
  5. Go to “Local Time Settings” and confirm that the timezone is now set correctly,
  6. Go back to “World Clock” and select “My Location” again.  This time, it should remain set correctly.  You could also optionally remove the added city from the list now.

This fixed the problem for me and hopefully it’ll be of some use to anyone having this problem.

By |2010-07-18T00:27:19+00:00July 18th, 2010|Mobile, Windows Mobile|3 Comments

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  1. Sarmad July 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM - Reply

    i`ve Htc hD2 nd i`m facing problem in txting as a tx came its shows 1 hour nxt how this problm can b fixed reply me at gullsyed@live.com

  2. Carole November 21, 2011 at 4:21 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the tip. So much for it being a smart phone – it knew my location was in the UK… yet insisted I was still on GMT -8. Every other phone I’ve had picks up the new timezone & asks if you want to accept that… I will get rid of this phone as soon as my contract is up.

    • Ather Beg November 27, 2011 at 10:46 AM - Reply

      Hi Carole

      Yes, that would definitely be a good idea as HTC has stopped supporting it so there won’t be any bug fixes. My contract finished a few months ago and I went for the HTC Sensation. So far so good with that one! Hope you don’t have too many issues before you can change!


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