Ubuntu – Change Time Zone

During Ubuntu OS installation, you would be asked to select a Time Zone. And this time zone is applied to your PC. But if you would like to change Time Zone for some reasons, you can do it.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to change the Time Zone in your Ubuntu PC.

Steps to Change Time Zone in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Following is a step by step process to change the Timezone.

  1. Start you PC into Ubuntu, and click on the applications icon. Application icon is present at the far end of Dock, as shown in the following screenshot.
    Ubuntu Change Timezone
  2. Click on Settings.
    Ubuntu Change Timezone
  3. In the left tab, scroll until you see Date & Time, and click on Date & Time.
    Ubuntu Change Timezone

    You will see all the options available for Date & Time, and you would see an option for Time Zone selection as well.

    Ubuntu Change Timezone

    Currently it is selected to IST (Kolkata, India).

  4. You can choose a Time Zone from the map.
    Ubuntu Change Timezone

    Let us click on Creston, Canada.

    Ubuntu Change Timezone

    The Time Zone is selected. If you are not sure where your required Time Zone is located, you can search it using the search bar Search for a city. Start typing and you will see recommendations.

    Ubuntu Change Timezone

    Click on a Time Zone to select it.

  5. Once you select a Time Zone, close the window. And you would notice that the Time Zone is updated, as highlighted in the following screenshot.
    Ubuntu Change Timezone

Conclusion

In this Ubuntu Tutorial, we learned how to change the Time Zone in your Ubuntu PC running 20.04 LTS.