Dear Berry: How do you setup two time zones on BlackBerry 10?

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By Dear Berry on 4 Jul 2013 03:54 pm EDT

Hello again readers! Dear Berry is here once again with a mailbag full of BlackBerry questions and woes. Today's question comes from Atul who asks:

Would you please let me know how to setup two time zones in BB10?

Unlike BBOS, where it was possible to display two time zones in the native clock, BlackBerry 10 works a little differently. If you or a friend is traveling you may want to be cognizant of the time at both home and in the area you are in. In this respect, BlackBerry 10 created an entirely new tab, designated World Clock, within the clock application for users to quickly view the current time for a diverse selection of cities and countries.

Setting up this feature is rather simple and all that is required is following the steps below. So far, my clock has been updated with 15 different cities from around the globe with no alerts that I've reached a limit. However, I've observed that only major cities populate the list, so be sure to choose the nearest one to your location as a reference.

Add cities to the World Clock

  1. Tap on the clock icon on the homescreen
  2. From the bottom menu select World Clock
  3. Tap on the Add button and type in the name of a city or country in the search bar and select the one you want
  4. Once added, it will populate in the screen above

Remove cities from the list

  1. Tap the Edit button at the bottom of the screen
  2. Next to each city you would like to remove tap the "X" that appears on the same line

Using this method you can view multiple time zones on your devices and it will not affect the one set as the default. While I found the old method quite useful, it does display the information you require.

See you next time!

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Reader comments

Dear Berry: How do you setup two time zones on BlackBerry 10?


I use BB weather and I've added several cities. Not only does it display the weather in each city but also the current time. As an active frame it flows from city to city.

Just another way the amazing BlackBerry 10 is fast and efficient.

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I have a question about the alarm clock as I use this feature daily. With my Bold 9900 when you traveled the clock would show you your "home" time zone as a small clock on the screen along with a larger clock showing you your current locations time zone. When you set your alarm clock it would ring at the appropriate time in your current time zone.

I now have a Q10 and it appears that the alarm clock function will only work in your "default" time zone or am I missing something? Do you have to change your default time zone when travelling to get your alarm clock to work?

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Is you phone's time updated by the network? If it is then surely the alarm would always track the active time-zone?

Any behaviour other than that I would consider an OS bug...

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There is a problem with how OS 10 handles calendar items. As you change rime zones it also changes the appointment times which is not always what you want. The only way to change that is to manually change the time of each affected appointment. You should be able to set this with an option when you create the appointment.

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Just wanted to know if there are studies done on how long people use their BlackBerry phones before upgrades. I see a lot of people still using their BlackBerry. People seem to get a lot out of them. Does it has to do with the contracts? Any idea?

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