How to Set Time and Date in Raspberry Pi

Introduction: How to Set Time and Date in Raspberry Pi

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Let's START!!

Step 1: Boot Up Your Raspberry Pi

You first need to boot up your Pi and make sure that you are running Raspbian OS.

Step 2: Do the Necessary Settings

Do the following steps -

  1. open terminal and run the command " sudo raspi-config " and press enter.
  2. A new menu will appear. Select " Internationalization Option ".
  3. Select " Change Timezone ".
  4. Select your Geographical Area.
  5. Select your Homecity or select the nearest city listed there.
  6. Select Finish.

Step 3: Reboot Your Pi

Now it will show the local time same as your time zone. But you can't see it in the time and date area of the desktop. For this you have to reboot your Raspberry Pi.

So Reboot your Pi.

Step 4: It's Done!!

After a reboot You can see the date and time updated in the desktop. So in this way you can update your date and time in your Pi. Every time you boot up the pi will update the time by itself from internet.

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