Time Zone Changes Near the Border

If you live near the border between New Brunwick and Maine, you probably know how frustrating it can be to realize (often too late) that your mobile phone has picked up the Eastern Time Zone and now you’re an hour late for something.

If this happens to you often, you may want to turn off the automatic timezone settings on your iOS or Android device. This will allow you to manually choose the time zone and keep it there. Here are the steps to do so:


  • Go to Settings > General > Date & Time.
  • Turn off Set Automatically. 
  • Tap Time Zone and enter a city with the time zone that you need. Or tap the date to change the date and time.


  • Go to Settings > System > Date & Time.
  • Turn off Use network-provided time zone and Automatic date & time.
  • Tap Time Zone and select your time zone. Or tap the date or time to change them.

By following these steps, you can disable the automatic timezone settings on your iOS or Android device and set the time zone manually. This can help you avoid confusion or inconvenience when living or traveling near the border or working across different time zones.

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