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Android Phones on Verizon Report Incorrect Time, Clocking out Early for the Weekend



Reports are coming in from across the U.S. that Android smartphones on Verizon are ready to take off for the weekend early. We aren’t talking about great Android smartphone deals, but rather incorrect times showing on Android phones from HTC and Motorola.

Android phones on Verizon incorrect Time

If you have a HTC or Motorola Phone on Verizon you should double check the time as they may be reporting times 5 to 10 minutes in advance of the real time. The issue affects different phones in different ways. In our house a Droid Eris reports the wrong time but the ThunderBolt and Droid X2 are correct. There are reports on Twitter of the Droid 2 showing the wrong time as well.

Some users have reported that they are able to fix the issue with a reboot, but this won’t fix the time issue for all users. Restarting did fix the time on our Droid Eris, but we’ll keep an eye on it just to be on the safe side. Until you are certain, double check the time on a wristwatch or computer before clocking out for the long weekend.



  1. Mystify94

    05/27/2011 at 5:10 pm

    It’s not just the verizon phones, I think. I had this same issue yesterday on my sprint htc evo 4g. My time was showing exactly 10 minutes faster. I rebooted the phone and it worked fine but it took maybe about couple of hours before I saw the same issue again.

    • Super Mario Bruhhss

      01/18/2016 at 6:58 am

      I have HTC evo 4g too and my time just stays the same it doesn’t

  2. echoota

    05/27/2011 at 6:17 pm

    I also have an Evo 4g, and have the same thing, about 10 minutes off.  I was sweating it this morning thinking I was running way late for work. 

    If you want to fix manually: Home Screen -> Menu -> Settings -> Date & Time

  3. Ashley

    05/27/2011 at 7:40 pm

    Yeah same thing happened with my Sprint Evo 4g..home & time…uncheck “automatic” and then re-check it..worked for me :)

  4. Sanjeev Samanta

    06/13/2011 at 11:31 am

    Hi Guys, this same problem happened to IPhone 4 (Vodafone NZ) as well, a restart didnt fixed the issue.. did anyone having similar issue with IPhone 4 handset?

  5. Numb1midget

    09/13/2011 at 3:29 am

    I have the droid and mine was 2 hrs off

  6. Leo Ashcraft

    10/20/2011 at 8:23 am

    My Thunderbolt was a whole 5 hours off when I woke up…it was 11 and it was saying 4!

  7. Cwelle1

    10/30/2011 at 5:56 am

    I woke upn this morning and my phone decided it was daylight savings time! It was one hour early and daylinght savings is not until next Sunday!!

    • dl

      10/27/2013 at 7:13 am

      My samsung galaxy thinks it is 1 hr earlier. Restarting didn’t solve the problem any ideas…

  8. Joanne_orcutt

    12/22/2011 at 5:20 pm

    My android phone says it is a week from now and three hours later????

  9. Zhndream

    03/08/2012 at 8:00 am

    i have htc evo 4g. off by an hour and insists on showing wrong location! after restarting the right time will appear for a little bit then back to an hour slow!

    • Ken Harrison

      03/15/2012 at 3:22 am

       the same thing just happened to me. Wrong time (an hour early) and it thinks I’m in Rio. I am so not in Rio! a re-boot fixed the problem for five minutes. menu>setting>date and time. Uncheck Automatic. I’m keeping it uncheked.

  10. Fishiam

    03/14/2012 at 7:00 pm

    3 days, 3 different times my Evo 4G on Sprint had wrong time. First 1 hour behind, next 3 hours and today 12 hours behind.  This happened only a few times in nearly 2 years.  I have “use wireless network” set to determine location and “Automatic” date and time set by network provider. This last one could be the culprit. If Sprint or Verizon (secondary) get messed up, I’m at risk. A cube wall share has the Droid on Verizon and had his location misreported as being in TX when were are in MA at the same time I had that problem.    

  11. Billy

    04/04/2012 at 10:07 pm

    I have the droid and mine is saying its January 5th, 2000.  It was fine earlier today.

  12. Warner

    08/01/2012 at 1:34 pm


    • Jack

      10/09/2012 at 11:51 am

      Talk about ignorant.

    • john

      01/02/2013 at 7:59 am

      Who feels stupid now.

      • Cptnjarhead

        11/08/2018 at 11:53 am

        BWHAAHAHAH… um… just saying

  13. Jeff

    12/09/2012 at 2:40 pm

    My HTC Incredible time change some time around midnight and three am displaying one to two hours incorrect time difference, causing my alarm clock to ring at 5:30 am instead of the 4:45 am that it is programed to ring… Any solutions to this problem?

  14. MARKWW

    01/01/2013 at 5:04 am

    zte cell phone boots on the splash screen saying mauve music shows time and date 12 yrs in the past when it finishes booting up it shows correct date. This has started after cricket installed its update from factory. If I try to do it all over again I will loose all my apps and data

  15. warren crowe

    08/04/2013 at 12:23 am

    My samsung note 2 is an hour behind.

  16. Leah

    09/27/2013 at 1:02 pm

    I have this happen every night. My alarm never goes off in the AM anymore because at 7AM it reads that it is 1 or 2 AM. I have a Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Discover, Android System. This is so crazy! It just happened 5 mins ago. At 2:45PM sent a text, 2 mins later, tried to send another and it read 10:44AM. Someone help explain this!

  17. Lars Nilsson

    11/26/2013 at 2:56 am

    My HTC One has suddenly started to think that I am in Adelaide (½ hours difference) and not in Sydney where I actually am. It is only the time widget that is wrong, everything else knows I am in Sydney.

  18. Brixius111

    12/16/2014 at 2:13 pm

    I had an issue with my time being off by 2 mins, when I checked Settings -> Date Time, Use Time Provided by network was unchecked. I suspect that an update unchecked this setting. Once I checked it the time was correct again.

  19. cheyenne

    01/10/2015 at 6:24 pm

    Just got brand new droid turbos two of them and the time keeps being off by 4hrs.

  20. connor

    01/30/2015 at 7:03 pm

    My motorala motox is off two he’s all the sudden!

    • sandy

      06/21/2015 at 6:49 am

      I have a Verizon prepaid android phone and every since I’ve had the phone, the to.e and date is always wrong. Like it’s 9:35am and Sunday, May 26th and my phone shows – June 14, 12:45pm. I have tried everything to fix it. I gave up recently. Even after I reset the stupid time & date, it just randomly picks whatever date it wants. Talk about aggravating. I really think it should be a “recall” issue. Is anybody having the same issue? Or, know how to fix it? Boy would that be pretty dang cool⌚

  21. Jennifer Nixon

    06/22/2015 at 11:35 pm

    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note Edge through Verizon. It suddenly started displaying the wrong time. It is seriously aggravating as I use my alarms for things like work, school, kids mess etc. I’ve restarted the phone and I’ve unchecked the auto detect boxes. Guess I’ll have to wait and see now.

  22. Diane

    11/20/2015 at 11:07 am

    I fixed this issue by going to settings, time and date, unchecking automatic, then rechecking it. Boom, 4 minutes slow before, perfect time after.

  23. Felix

    12/17/2015 at 3:38 am

    My ZTE MAX clock has been off by an hour for days now, and I cannot fix it. Just jumped ahead by itself, now my alarm goes off at 4:30a.m., instead of 5:30. Any suggestions out there?

  24. Yvonne Satow

    06/29/2016 at 3:33 am

    Diane;s suggestion worked. Settings, date & time, uncheck automatic then recheck. Thank you. But I gotup & and gave my sick husband medicine two hours early. Not good.!

  25. Tina

    07/03/2016 at 12:55 pm

    Tried the settings uncheck/recheck – didn’t work.
    Did the reboot – didn’t work, then tried the settings uncheck/recheck – still didn’t work.
    Out of options – any other suggestions out there?

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