Traveling with the iPad: How to Make Your Calendar Show the Right Time Zone


I'm traveling this week. Apple invited me to participate in the International Apple Distinguished Educators Institute in Cork, Ireland. My wife and I added a few days before and after the Institute to explore Dublin and Cork.

Soon after we arrived, I checked my calendar. I'd added a number of reminders concerning our travel schedule and noticed those appointments were off by five hours. Five hours is the difference between my east coast U.S. time zone and the one here in Ireland. This was easily fixed. Here's how.

Enable Time Zone Support. Go to Settings >Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Scroll down to Time Zone Support. Turn it on. When I did this, all of my calendar entries magically adopted my new time zone.

Turn off Time Zone Support when you're not using it. If it's on and set for a different time zone from the one you're in, your calendar events may appear at the wrong times.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over twenty-five years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started the iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His iPad Academy helps others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online through a video training series. Video Message from Andy