How to Change Your Google Home Time Zone
Google Home devices are straight-up incredible. You can do many cool things with them and they make your life easier. However, there are some settings on Google Home which are just difficult to reach.
One of those settings is the time zone setting on your Google Home. For whatever reason, this is very difficult to change and Google still hasn’t address the issue and made things simpler. Lucky for you, we have a detailed guide on how to change the Google Home time zone right ahead.
Read on and learn how to do this using your iOS or Android device.
You don’t need too much preparation in order to change Google Home time zone, but you should be aware of the requirements nonetheless. Most importantly, you will need an Apple or Android smartphone.
You will use this device to download and install the Google Home app. Here’s an App Store link for iOS users, and a Google Play Store link for Android users. Make sure that you have the latest version installed. You can use the same link to update the app as well.
Time zone setting is often not working on a Wi-Fi connection, so you will need some spare cellular data to make it work. Don’t worry, because this process uses very little data, and won’t increase your bill. Google never addressed this issue and part of the problem used to be with Wi-Fi connections.
The problem still remains, however, at the moment of writing, and people are still complaining.
How to Change Google Home Time Zone Using the Google Home App
The Google Home app is the only tool you can use to change the Google Home time zone. This problem wasn’t easy to fix, but here are the steps you need to follow:
- Make sure that your smartphone (Android or iPhone) is connected to the internet using your cellular data. Wi-Fi connections don’t seem to work in resolving the issue.
- Launch your Google Home app.
- Select the Settings in the middle of your screen.
- Scroll until you find More Settings at the bottom of this menu and tap on it.
- Choose the Assistant option.
- Click on the Google Home device for which you want to change the time zone. If you don’t see the device, reboot your smartphone and Google Home, and repeat steps 1-6. If you see your Google Home on the list, select it and move on to the next step.
- Tap on the Device Address option. Choose your current address and save the changes.
- Reboot your Google Home after a couple of minutes.
See if your Google Home time zone is displayed properly. That should fix the issue. If the problem persists, you should contact the official Google support and resolve the problem with their help.
Why Does This Issue Occur?
This problem seems absurd but it keeps happening. Although there is no official response from Google, we have a theory of our own. People who complain about this issue – Google Home time zone not adjusting – have usually moved to a different town, state, or country.
This means that Google Home has trouble automatically adjusting to a new time zone. Oddly enough, this happens to humans as well, so maybe we shouldn’t be too hard on the poor device. However, Google should do a better job at updating their software, or at least give better instructions for resolving such problems.
People have complained about their Gmail time zone not changing, so it seems to be a recurring problem with Google software. However, that is a topic for another day.
Adjusting to a New Time Zone
Humans get jet-lagged when they travel long distances. Maybe that is also the case with Google Home? On a more serious note, this issue is pretty common, and Google should work out an update for it.
Until then, you have this fix in your pocket. Did you manage to change your Google Home device’s time zone with this tutorial? Let us know in the comments section below and feel free to add anything else related to the topic.