Updated: Feb 6
As I pulled into Lake Havasu City, I was reminded of my cell phone’s limitations for telling time.
If you’ve ever stayed near the border of two time zones, you know exactly what I am talking about. Your phone will bounce from tower to tower… gaining and losing 60 minutes on a whim.
Fear Not! I have a solution for you.
I use an app called World Clock Time Widget on iOS (iPhone). I am sure there are countless other apps that do the same thing, but this is the one I use. I am also certain that Android offers a similar feature or app. Feel free to comment below with the app that you use.
After you have installed the app, set the zones that you would like to see in the widget.
I currently have Phoenix (a city in my current time zone) and Atlanta (my base city) selected. Many times smaller cities will not be available, so you will need to choose a city in your time zone.
After you have completed this step, add the widget to your widget screen. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, well…
The widget screen is a right swipe on your iPhone.
Once you’re on the widget screen, scroll to the bottom and click “Edit”.
You will see a screen showing the widgets you currently use at the top, followed by others that are available to add.
Scroll down to “World Clock” and click the “+” in front of the name. This will move the widget to the top of the screen in the list of the apps you use. Click the the three lines and drag to move the widget to the top of the list.
Now, when you want to get an accurate time, just swipe right on your screen. BAM! You are no longer at the mercy of the cell tower gods.