| | 11-14-2012, 05:54 AM Thread Author #1
Blackberry will not hold time zone when I travel
I have a recurring problem that my Bold 9900 will not hold a time zone when I travel (I have had the same issue with earlier device versions as well, e.g. 9700). For example, last week I was in Hawaii for four days. The phone detected HST when I landed, but 4-5x/day it would switch back to PST (my home time zone) on its own, both with "auto detect time zone" turned on and turned off. I had to either reset the time zone manually or pull the battery to get it to switch back to HST, and a few hours later I had to go through the same process again. This happens virtually every time I travel outside my time zone. I also have had the phone switch to Alaska time while in Pacific time, but only once.
The PC to which I synch remains set to PST when I travel, but this time zone switch occurs even in the absense of synching. I.e., last week I went two days without connecting the phone to the PC and it still had repeated time zone changes.
This has been a recurring problem for years, and I have spoken to RIM support a few times with no success.