Use Google Calendar in different time zones

You can change your time zone and create events with certain time zones. This helps if you'll be traveling when the event happens, or if you're creating events for people in different time zones.

How Calendar uses time zones

When you create an event, you'll see it in your local time zone. It will also show up in the local time zones for anyone you invite, even if they're in a different time zone.

Tasks adapt to the new time zone if the Calendar’s time zone is changed after a task is created. For example, a 9 AM MT task changes to an 11 AM ET task if you travel from Denver to New York.

Change your time zone

When you travel to a different time zone, you can see your calendar in the local time.

  1. Open the Google Calendar app Calendar.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. At the bottom, tap Settings Settings.
  4. Tap General.
  5. Tap Use device time zone on or off.
    • If Use device time zone is on, your time zone will update automatically as you travel.
    • If Use device time zone is off, you can select a time zone from the drop-down menu.

Daylight saving time

Google Calendar uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to help avoid issues with daylight saving time.

When events are created, they're converted into UTC, but you'll always see them in your local time.

If an area switches their time zone, events created before we knew about the change might be in the wrong time zone.

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