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.

Change your time zone

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

Computer

Note: You won't be able to change the time zone of a calendar if you aren't the owner.

Change the time zone for all your calendars

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  1. In the top right corner, click Settings  > Settings.
  2. In the Your current time zone section, choose your time zone from the drop-down menu.
  3. If you don't see the time zone you want, check the box next to "Display all time zones."
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.

Change the time zone for a single calendar

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. On the left side of the page, click My calendars.
  3. Hover over the calendar you want to update and click the drop-down menu .
  4. Click Calendar Settings.
  5. In the Calendar time zone section, choose your time zone from the drop-down menu.
  6. If you don't see the time zone you want, check the box next to "Display all time zones."
  7. At the bottom of the page, click Save.
Android
  1. Open the Google Calendar app .
  2. In the top left corner, touch Menu > Settings > General.
  3. If you turn on "Use device time zone," your time zone will update automatically as you travel.
  4. If you turn off "Use device time zone," you can select a time zone from the drop-down menu.
iPhone
  1. Open the Google Calendar app .
  2. In the top left corner, touch Menu > Settings > General.
  3. If you turn on "Use device time zone," your time zone will update automatically as you travel.
  4. If you turn off "Use device time zone," you can select a time zone from the drop-down menu.

Other time zone options

See other time zones in your calendar

This option only works if you're using Google Calendar on your computer.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top right corner, click Settings > Settings.
  3. In the "Your current time zone" section, click Show an additional time zone.
  4. Choose the time zone(s) you want to see.
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save.

Tip: To see more than one time zone, you can add the World Clock in Calendar Labs.

Create an event with a different time zone

This option only works if you're using Google Calendar on your computer.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. In the top left corner, click Create.
  3. Next to the time for the event, click Time zone.
  4. Pick the time zone for the event.
  5. When you're ready to create the event, click Save.
Change the time zone for an existing event

This option only works if you're using Google Calendar on your computer.

  1. On your computer, open Google Calendar.
  2. Click the event you want to edit > Edit event.
  3. Next to the time of the event, click Time zone.
  4. Pick the time zone for the event.
  5. Click Done.

Daylight savings time

Google Calendar uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to help avoid issues with daylight savings 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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