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    Default How does My Playbook Keep Time ???

    When I turn off my Wifi on my PlayBook, How does it keep time? It does not have a Sim, GPS can't work if its inside. So how does this PlayBook keep the Time and Date??? Jus Curious thats all??? anyone??
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    It's magic. Jk. My guess is that it either has a CMOS battery like a computer; even when the power goes out it will have the same time. Or that just enough battery life keeps it from the on board battery. PLUS it has a good internal clock
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    No, it just counts:

    onehundredandone
    onehundredandtwo
    onehundredandthree
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    The same way all computers did before the internet. Internal clock.

    It just does not have a way to confirm that it's correct without connecting to wifi.
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    Speaking of clocks... I have a question.

    On a recent trip to Europe I took my PB and an older itouch as it was pocket-sized and I used it for navigating the various public transit with apps I'd downloaded to it. Anyway, the clock on the itouch changed with each country I visited while the PB was always stuck on my time back home. I don't recall doing anything special with the itouch (with the settings) so what might be wrong? Is there a setting I need to check off to have it adjust automatically next time on my PB?
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    Most devices have a setting 'Automatically detect time' where it fetches the local time via WiFi. Not sure if you checked this on the Playbook or if it exists on Playbook's OS.
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    There is an option under Date&Time under the Main Gear Options.

    I can't remember if my pb changed time when I hit the timezone east this past Sept but I thought it did - maybe it was my phone?
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    Be sure the button is turned on for automatic date and time feature located in date and time section.

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