How to Update Your Google Home Device’s Detected Time Zone Location

If you have recently moved or traveled to a new location, you may need to update your Google Home device’s detected time zone. Having an inaccurate time zone can cause issues with schedules, reminders, routines, and more. Fortunately, updating your Google Home device’s time zone is a straightforward process.


Before updating your Google Home device’s time zone, make sure:

  • Your Google Home device is connected to the internet
  • You have the latest version of the Google Home app installed on your mobile device
  • Your mobile device is connected to the internet (WiFi or mobile data)

Open the Google Home App

The first step is to open the Google Home app on your mobile device:

  • Android: Open the Google Home app from your home screen or app drawer
  • iOS: Open the Google Home app from your home screen

Once opened, you will see a list of your available Google Home devices.

Select Your Google Home Device

From the list, select the specific Google Home device that you want to update the time zone for. Tap on the device name or icon to enter its settings.

Navigate to Time Zone Settings

Once in your Google Home device’s settings:

  • Tap on the gear icon or “Settings” option to access additional options
  • Scroll down and tap on “Time zone” under Device info or Time settings

This will open the time zone settings for that device.

Change the Time Zone

In the time zone settings, you will see a list of time zones. To change it:

  • Scroll through and select your current time zone
  • Tap “Confirm” or “Apply” to save the new time zone setting

Your Google Home device will now display the correct time based on the updated time zone.

Alternative Methods

Here are some alternative ways to change your Google Home device’s time zone:

Using Voice Command

  • Say “OK Google” or “Hey Google” to activate your device
  • Say “Change time zone” or “Set time zone”
  • State the name of your desired time zone when prompted

Changing Home Address

  • In the Google Home app, go to your account icon > Settings > Personal info > Your places
  • Update your home address to your new location with the correct time zone
  • Your device may automatically update the time zone

Factory Reset Device

As a last resort, doing a factory reset of your Google Home device can force it to automatically detect the new time zone based on your home address during setup. But this will erase all your settings.

Troubleshooting Issues

If you encounter issues updating the time zone on your Google Home device, here are some things to try:

  • Make sure your device has a stable internet connection
  • Check that your home address is accurate under account settings
  • Reboot your Google Home device
  • Ensure you have location services enabled on mobile device
  • Try a factory reset of the device if issues persist


Updating your Google Home device’s time zone is important when you move locations to keep features like schedules and reminders accurate. By following the steps above to access the time zone menu and change the setting, you can seamlessly update the time zone on your Google Home device. Reach out to Google support if any issues occur during the process.