Having the wrong date and time associated with your email messages leads to confusion at best and a disaster at worst, as important business emails go unread due to a wrong time zone attached to them.
Make sure your Gmail time zone is set correctly for smooth email operation. If times seem off, such as if your emails appear to come from the future, or your recipients are starting to notice and complain, change the time zone in Gmail is an easy fix.
Change the time zone in Gmail with a Web browser
To change Gmail timezone using computer browser, follow these:
Step 1: Log into your Google account.
Step 2: Step 2: Click on “More“.
Step 3: Step 3: A drop-down will menu appear. Click on “Calendar“.
Step 4: Click on the “gear” icon on the upper righthand portion of the Calendar.
Step 5: Click “Settings” option from the drop-down menu.
Step 6: Locate Your Current Time Zone. Select the time zone you would like to use for your emails.
Step 7: If you are unable to find the correct city or time zone. Check that:
- You have the correct country selected.
- You have ticked the Display all time zones box.
Step 8: Click on “Save” at the bottom.
Change the time zone in Gmail with mobile device
To change Gmail account time zone through the for mobile device, follow these:
Step 1: Click on the “Google Calendar” app to open it.
Step 2: Click the “Menu” icon on the top left part of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and click on “Settings“.
Step 4: Click on the “General” option.
Step 5: Click the switch for “Use device time zone” to switch it off.
Step 6: After disabling the “Use device time zone“, the Timezone option can be used. Click on the option.
Step 7: The list of time zones will be displayed. Click on “preferred time zone“.
Step 8: You will automatically be taken back to the previous screen. You are now using the selected time zone.
Change the time zone in Gmail is a great feature for telecommuting workers. You can keep the time zone you’re working in no matter where you may be in the world. Your emails show in the order they’re supposed to in a date and time format that matches the time and date format of emails you receive. Changing the time zone allows both the sender and the recipient to keep the same time. This is important when you are coordinating meetings or events through email or e-vites.
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