How Will Daylight Savings Time affect Your Mobile Device?

time changeWith Daylight Savings Time (DST) soon approaching, you may be wondering how it will affect your mobile device, or not. As of August 2005, the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Policy Act, changing the start and end dates of DST in 2007 and subsequent years. DST now begins at 2:00 AM on the second Sunday in March, making it three weeks earlier than years prior to 2007. In addition, DST will end at 2:00 AM on the second Sunday in November, making it one week later.

While this affects the US, Canada has also elected to match these dates. Mexico, however, stuck with the old dates, which may cause a problem on older mobile devices, since time zones may be defined as (GMT-08:00 Pacific Time (US & Canada) Tijuana. Therefore, in newer devices three new time zones are created to allow each country to use their own DST definitions.

If you want to know how your mobile device will be affected, or if you will need to download an update, learn more here.