4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 10, 2008 12:25 PM by Djassi Fonseca
fjordao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How can I set the phone to UTC-2/GMT-2 (or any UTC offset for that matter)? The city I was in was Fernando de Noronha which is not in the list, and there is no way to pick a UTC offset, only a city. I ended up picking a city in a different time zone and setting the time manually, but then all my calendar items were wrong.

15" MacBook Pro 2.4GHz 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    There is not a city available to choose from that was in your time zone?

    Did you need the time zone for an event for the time zone that you were in?
  • fjordao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That's the thing, I don't know what other cities are in this time zone, but I know that it's UTC +/- X.. On my Blackberry, in addition to the city, it would list "GMT+/-x" so I could pick the right time without knowing the cities. On the iPhone there's no list to pick from, you have to start typing a name for anything to show up. If you don't know which cities are in the time zone you want you are stuck.

    I had several appointments that I made for this time zone in Outlook that were synced correctly, but then were wrong when I manually set the time.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    Below the settings for Time Zone Support (on or off) is the following:

    +When off, events will display according to the time zone of your current location.+

    If Time Zone Support is off, and you have Set Automatically on for the Date & Time, setting the time zone for calendar events shouldn't be necessary - if you set up a calendar event for a date & time where you will be or your location.
  • Djassi Fonseca Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Allan,
    I have a similar issue with my iPhone, however I am in the -1 UTC zone, and we NEVER have DST. I moved here for work and I still have my iPhone that I bought in the US.
    I also tried this setting but whenever I synce with Outlook it still changes the appointment date.
    If I create an item on iCal on the phone, on my Outlook it shows up an hour early, and an hour later if I create the item on Outlook. It is very annoying.
    This is really a problem with ALL Apple products. Apple REALLY needs to fix this, as it doesn't make any sense to not have the option to select UTX -x/+x time formats.
    I think the only way to fix this would be to edit the OS X of the iPhone and insert the timezone manually in the code.