Spring is almost here, and like every year, this means that the time change to adopt daylight saving time will soon arrive. This is an event that is always disruptive, and since you may be wondering when it is, we are going to tell you the exact date on which the time change takes place and what it will have to do.
And since this is Xataka Basics, we are going to take advantage of this information to tell you what you need to know about changing the time on your devices. Fortunately, in most cases, you won’t have to do anything, but there are always some details that are important to keep in mind.
When do we switch to daylight saving time?
Spring will arrive in Spain next Sunday, March 20, however, the time change will take place a few days later. Specifically, we will change the time at dawn from Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 March 2022. As always, the change will take place at dawn.
So that you have all the data, in the early morning of Sunday the 27th, at 2:00 AM they will become 3:00 AM. This means that, on that night from Saturday to Sunday, we will have one hour less to sleep. This is something that you should take into account, especially if you have something to do the next day because if there is a device where the time is not changed, you could be an hour late.
Time changes and your devices
Almost all devices connected to the Internet will change the time automatically, which means that your computer, laptop, mobile, smartwatch, tablet, or smart speaker devices will probably do it on their own. Come on, if you use your mobile or watch as an alarm clock, or you do it with your smart speaker, you won’t have to worry about anything.
However, you should be careful with non-connected devices, those that we could refer to as “non-smart” devices. Your oven, your fridge, the timer on your air conditioning, or the alarm clock on your bedside table may not change the time by themselves.
In summary, if you are a person who has already embraced the use of smart devices, and both your calendar and your alarms are centralized on your mobile or another similar device, you will not have any problem with the time change. Even if you have an alarm clock set on the 27th, the time will be changed during the early morning and the alarm will go off at the already updated time.
Of course, one thing you must remember is that for your devices to automatically change the time you must have them set to European time. If, for example, you had a device set to American time, then it would stick to that time, and not change the time.
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