How to Change Time Zone in Google Calendar

Google Calendar has become a vital tool for many in planning events and keeping tabs on future happenings. Yet, with users scattered across different time zones around the globe, managing your calendar can become a bit of a puzzle. While Google Calendar often adjusts time zones automatically, there are instances where you need to take the reins—like if you’re in parts of Arizona that don’t observe Daylight Saving Time. This blog post is your guide to manually changing time zones in Google Calendar, ensuring your schedule stays accurate, no matter where you or your events might be.

How to Change Time Zones for All Calendars

Changing the time zone for all your calendars in Google Calendar is straightforward. Here’s how:

  1. Open Google Calendar on your desktop.
  2. Click on the gear icon and select “Settings.”
  3. Under the “Time Zone” section, choose your desired time zone from the dropdown menu.
  4. If necessary, untick the box next to “Ask to update my primary time zone to current location.”

This change will apply to all your calendars, ensuring that your events align with your current time zone.

How to Change Time Zones for One Calendar

If you need to change the time zone for just one of your calendars, follow these steps:

  1. In Google Calendar, click on “My calendars.”
  2. Hover over the calendar you want to adjust and click the three dots for more options.
  3. Select “Settings and sharing.”
  4. In the “Calendar Settings,” find the “Time Zone” option and select your preferred time zone from the dropdown.

This setting is particularly useful if you manage a calendar for a specific project or team in a different time zone.

How to Change Time Zones for A Specific Event

For individual events, Google Calendar allows you to set different time zones, which is handy for international meetings or events. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to and click on the date to create your event.
  2. Enter the event title and click “More options.”
  3. Untick the “All day” box and select “Time zone.”
  4. Choose the desired time zone for your event and click “Ok.”
  5. Complete the event details and save.

By setting a specific time zone for an event, you ensure that all participants see the correct time, regardless of their location.


Q: How do I change the time zone in Gmail? A: Gmail uses the time zone setting from your Google Calendar. Change it in Google Calendar to reflect in Gmail.

Q: How do I change the time format in Google Calendar? A: In Google Calendar settings, under “Language and Region,” you can change the time format (e.g., 24-hour or 12-hour format).

Q: How do I change the time on Google? A: To change the time on Google services like Calendar, adjust the time zone settings in your Google Calendar.

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