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Time input / time zone problem


#1

Hi all,

After time revert which happened last night, my devices do not want to work with Time input gadget properly. I can see that Time zone within the widget is changed from GMT+2 to GMT+1, and when I try to set start/stop time, after confirming times with OK button, Time input gadget displays one hour less than one that I have just selected. However, timer works if I set start/stop time to desired time + 1 hour. Even if I change timezone to GMT+2, it still displays one hour less than the one I set. I’ve tried to update everything with latest library and delete Time input widget from the project and create new one - problem still exists. Any ideas?


#2

It’s a total mess. On one project I have to select right time, Time input widget shows one hour less, but it works. On second project I have to select right time +1 hour to make it work. Makes no sense at all.

Edit: New trouble - on one device start time stays like desired, stop time asks for +1 hour.

Now I’m totally confused.


#3

I believe all time widgets get their time info from the server, then adjust TZ based on phone… are you running Local or Cloud server?


#4

I also see a problem with the “time input” widget. I have changed the property “allow timzone selektion” +1 hour in all widgets.


#5

It’s cloud, of course. It seems to be the same problem we already had in the past:

https://community.blynk.cc/t/time-input-is-subtracting-1-hour-from-that-selected-when-oked-to-display-start-finish-time-on-widget-display/18661

The trouble is that Time zone is also changed now, leading to new unpredictable scenarios.


#6

Well, as it did then, it will hopefully sort itself out automatically as all the related reference points align (RTC, Server, Local time, etc.). This “daylight savings” silliness is such a mess every year.


#7

I confirm.
I’m in France and I have to choose GMT+2 instead of GMT+1. :watch:
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#8

@Alexis_Cabrera Don’t you use Local Server? I admit I mostly use the simple Timer in any time related projects, but I don’t ever recall DST switch-over issues with my Local Server, since it and everything else time related seem to automatically change at the same “time”… I will find out again next week when it happens to me.


#9

Choosing GMT+2 is not solving the problem for me. Alexis is obviously using LS.


#10

I use local server.
I just solved the problem.
but I don’t know how I solved it.
just set GMT+1 and it works.
it may be due to the transition to winter time
:joy::joy:


#11

It’s strange, because Belgrade, as well as Paris, is GMT+1. However, Time input widget was always showing GMT+2. Never really bothered me, because everything was working properly.


#12

HI guys its a mess again. I have the same problem as well. Could we have a permanent fix please?


#13

Seems everything is back to normal now.


Android Open Beta. Version 2.27.0 (Image widget)
#14

@Dmitriy but has it been fixed? If rights itself the next day and we forget about it for 6 months until the next time it creates havoc


#15

Nope. No time right now. And this is a complex issue that may take a few days. Also, as I know during next year EU countries will stop playing with time:

Under the proposal, member countries are expected to decide by 31 March 2019 whether they wish to retain their current winter time year round – in which case they would change clocks for the last time in October 2019, or their current summer time – in which case the last change would be in March 2019.


#16

Yes and there’s Brexit as well😂. Sounds like the shedule will have it fixed by next time the clocks change