EX Raid Time Issues with March 17th in Areas Not Participating in Daylight Savings Time

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Hey Trainers! We just wanted to let you know about a few things regarding the latest EX wave scheduled for March 17th, 2018. Since Daylight Savings Time is slotted to take place starting Sunday, the times for EX passes after that time have been reportedly different, notably between iOS and Android.

Here is what we know so far:

  • Players in Arizona, which does not participate in DST, are reporting differing EX times. Other locations such as Hawaii and central Canada are also reporting similar behavior so it appears to be an issue in regions which do not participate in DST. Raids are being reported to take place one hour later than they actually do: ie, the raid is at 2:00 but some passes are reporting it to start at 3:00. So if you do not participate in DST, this is for you.
  • This also seems to be an issue, just the other way around, in places such as Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico, where they do not change their time until April 1st. Phones are reporting the raid to be one hour earlier than they are supposed to be: ie, the raid is at 2:30 but some phones are reporting it to start at 1:30.
  • It seems to be an issue with the ‘Automatic Date and Time’ settings on Android, for example, in Arizona it will hook up to Mountain Time instead of Arizona time, making the pass appear to be for one hour later than intended, as Mountain Time does participate in DST.

The best way to try and fix this would be to turn off your automatic date and time settings and set the time on your phone manually. (If changing timezones does not change the in-game time of your passes, try restarting your phone).

  • For now, the iOS time, which shows one hour earlier than the time on Android, appears to be the correct time.
  • Some Android phones appear to have this issue, while others do not – so communication with your local players is key. Turning your phone to a manual time setting never hurts, and if you have the time, get to the raid early, as it is better to be safe than sorry.

In short, some Android devices think they are going to be springing forward on Sunday when they are in fact, not going to. Make sure if you have an Android that you have set your time to the correct one, and talk to other local players in your area to make sure you are going to the raid at the correct time!

It is possible things may be more clear once DST actually takes place and everyone gets their phones set to the correct time for their timezone, but it is never a bad idea to think ahead! If we get any more information on this, we will be sure to update the article with new info!

Below is a graphic made by a local Arizonan displaying the differences between the two time zones, if you are still confused. Although for now they appear to be exactly the same, Mountain Time will be springing forward, while Arizona time will not:

Much of the research and coordination for this information was run in a local Arizonan discord, with outreaching support from this Reddit post, made by an admin of the discord Here

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