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Sunday, October 30th, 2022 12:06 PM

Changing time zone

Can’t change the time zone unless you pay the monthly subscription.  So forever your timezone will be wrong.  They do this on purpose so you’ll opt for the monthly fee. 

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1 year ago

Hi @landrum785,

 

That is not the case, and all users can change the time zone, whether they have monitoring or not. On the webapp, your Timezone is set under the Monitoring tab on your online account. However, the SimpliSafe app, and Push Notifications, should be using the timezone set from your phone’s operating system.

I could not find Timezone under the Monitoring tab on my online account--schedule arming went off an hour early and the app is apparently not using the timezone on my phone--how do I change it

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@harriet_c​ I am a paying customer and I am having an issue with the time change we just had this past weekend. I live on the east coast and I have the phone app set to automatically turn the alarm on to Home every evening. Last night, it did this 1 hour earlier and so I contacted support via text and they don't have any good answers on how to fix this. One agent told me to uninstall and reinstall my phone app. You said to go to Monitoring in the web app, which I did and I do not see a setting for time or time zone.  As a reminder, I did not change time zones, it was the change to EDT that is causing the issue. So, what is the right way to fix this?

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@stevecopertino​ If you select the "Monitoring" tab in the web app, you should see an option to edit your time zone underneath your monitored address. Are you still experiencing this with your arming schedule? If your arming schedule is still one hour ahead after daylight savings time, I would recommend deleting it and recreating it.

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1 year ago

Hi Harriet,

I have this problem as well.  I am in Canada, so am unable to select a valid address which is required to select and save the timezone.  And the notifications on my phone are not using my phone's timezone setting.

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Hi @davenelson,

 

Unfortunately, we do not support/operate in Canada. For changing the timezone, it does currently need to be a monitor-able address. We have passed along this feedback to the team for future consideration. Thanks! 

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@harriet_c​ 

Did you, a SimpliSafe employee really say that?  Canada / US and where you operate has nothing to do with time zones.  There are six in the US, excluding territories.  This person, no matter where they live in the world, can’t change the time zone unless they pay the monthly monitoring fee. 

Why keep stringing folks along.  Just say, ‘sorry, you can’t unless you pay the fee’.  You know it and every purchaser eventually knows it.  

bad product and bad company.  

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1 year ago

I have the same problem with my device indicating a different time zone than the one I live in. It also doesn't make any difference that I have the app installed on my phone with my phone settings all set for Pacific Time. In the end, I'm afraid that landrum785 may be correct. I followed Harriet's instructions by going to the Monitoring tab and filling in the missing information. I then selected "Pacific" from the pull-down tab preset for "Eastern". When I went to save the changes, I got an error message telling me that my new settings cannot be saved. I've tried changing it multiple times over the past several days but I get the same error message every time and the new settings cannot be saved. 

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Hi @qudshu​, thanks for the details. Out of curiosity, are you able to save other settings to your system - such as arming/disarming the system or changing device settings?

It might be best to reset your Base Station. To do this, you'll want to follow the steps here. You'll simply unplug the Base Station from power, and use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the battery cover - then remove a single battery and wait 1-2 minutes. After that, reinsert the battery and reassemble the Base Station.

After that, try to change your time zone one more time. If the issue persists, let me know and I can dig into this further with you.

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Why keep posting options to ‘try this’ or ‘try that’.  Changing the time zone doesn’t work unless you pay the monitoring fee.  That’s how they encourage you to pay for the monthly service fee.  But they won’t come right out and tell you that. 

bad product and bad company.  

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7 months ago

I have updated this under monitoring from EST to MST, saved, and it worked for a couple weeks then randomly changed back to EST by itself. I have been on paid monitoring and have not made any changes. 

Why is the system updating my settings without permission at random? 

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@jaclyn_pickard​ Have you traveled at all recently? The timeline in the SimpliSafe app displays the time zone from your phone's location; so if you traveled somewhere in the eastern time zone that could explain this.

If you have not traveled recently, I would recommend resetting your Base Station. You can do this by taking the following steps:

  1. Unplug the power cord from the Base Station, and use a Phillips Head screwdriver to remove the screw below the plug
  2. Remove the bottom cover and remove one battery from the Base Station
  3. Wait 30 seconds
  4. Reassemble the Base Station by inserting the battery, cover, and the power cord
  5. When powered up after the reset, the Base Station will say "Welcome to SimpliSafe"

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6 months ago

This is false. I did get an error message when I tried to update my timezone.

But I asked someone to help on the chat and it was resolved in 5 minutes.

My timezone is now correct. 

Minor inconvenience. 

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@bgtrotter​ I was texting with online support and they can't seem to fix anything. They said last night they would fix on their end and it's still not fixed. I did not change time zones, this is due to the change to EST/EDT and they told me to uninstall my app and reinstall it - but this was basically a guess by the support agent. I means WTH? They should know this stuff. 

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3 months ago

Thanks for all the info Customer Service didn't offer up.  The correct time seems to be big issue with several "try this" remedies.  Is there a sure-fire way to set the correct time without paying for monitoring?  Must I really unplug and reset the whole system?  And will that work? 

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@toborchardt​ You can change your system's time zone regardless of whether you have a monitoring plan or not. This change can be made in the SimpliSafe Web App by taking the following steps:

  1. Log into your account at webapp.simplisafe.com
  2. Click Monitoring on the navigation bar on the left hand side of the screen
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see the Time Zone option
  4. Click the drop down arrow to select your location's time zone
  5. Once you make your selection, click Save to save this change

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1 month ago

that is plain stupid.

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1 month ago

Update: I have had this system for about 7mo. It will automatically revert back to the EST time zone, BY ITSELF, after a couple of months. Mine just did it again. Then I have to log in on a computer to fix it/adjust it.

SO DUMB. @emily_s This IS an issue or Bug that needs to be addressed on your end. I live in MST/Colorado and shouldn't have to keep updating something I've already updated and saved and it worked for a couple months. 

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