Quick Tip: Show two time zones in the native BlackBerry Clock

By Adam Zeis on 30 Nov 2011 12:44 pm EST

BlackBerry Clock Home Time Zone

Here's a fun tip that I had never seen before. If you're a frequent traveler and use the Clock app on your BlackBerry, you can set the app to always show your home time zone (or show two different time zones). This is super handy as you can view the clock and instantly know what time it is at home. Be it to compare meeting times, know if your kids are still awake at home or just to keep yourself on schedule, this can be a great help. Keep reading to learn how to get it done!

Always Show Home Time Zone on your BlackBerry

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To show your home time zone, when in the Clock app, press the Menu key then choose Options

Next to Home Time Zone choose your home time zone

BlackBerry Clock Home Time Zone

Now when you are traveling outside of your home time zone, you'll see the local time on the clock and your home time zone in the upper left. Pretty sweet!

You can always use this to keep track of two time zones regardless of where you are by setting your Home Time Zone to any other location. 

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Reader comments

Quick Tip: Show two time zones in the native BlackBerry Clock


Thanks A.Z...
I only keep track of 1 other timezone, so I'm good with this feature!
...I've now deleted the free app that I was using for this purpose.
~I feel that much closer to my BLACKBERRY;)

I just noticed that if you are already in your home time zone, it will not show. Only appears when in a different time zone.

i just use the free myTimes app.. keep track of over 10+ time zones .. handy before I call someone abroad..

i guess maybe some networks don't automatically change the time zone, so maybe this would be for them. But on verizon my time changes, so i would think us vzw'ers would always have the home time zone to always show the actual home time zone.

Great tip, thanks!!!

Have to say though, I changed my time to Fiji time, and got the 2 clocks, but then couldn't work out how to cancel it all and go back to just my Sydney time, lol.

Yeah - just shook my head and thought maybe I just should stay on Fiji time and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle!!!!