ARCHIVED: At IU, how does Indiana's adoption of Daylight Saving Time affect my computer, PDA, or telephone?

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Introduction

On April 2, 2006, most Indiana counties began to observe Daylight Saving Time (DST) for the first time since 1970. If your computer is set to use the "Indiana (East)" or "Indianapolis" time zone setting, you may need to change it to another setting for your computer to continue to keep time correctly. The "Indiana (East)" or "Indianapolis" setting is for Eastern Standard Time with no DST, and has been the correct one for most Indiana counties until now. See the information below for help changing this setting.

In 2006, DST began at 2am on the first Sunday in April (April 2), and will end at 2am on the last Sunday in October (October 29). Beginning in 2007, DST will start on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. For 2007, the start and end dates for DST are March 11 and November 4.

Which IU campuses are affected?

This change affects the Indiana University campuses at Bloomington, Indianapolis, Kokomo, South Bend, Richmond, Fort Wayne, and Columbus.

IU Northwest in Gary will remain in the Central time zone; it already observes DST and will continue to do so.

IU Southeast in New Albany will remain in the Eastern time zone; it already observes DST and will continue to do so.

For more information, see the Knowledge Base document ARCHIVED: Time zones in Indiana.

Changing the time zone setting on your computer or PDA

If you did not adjust the time zone setting on your computer or PDA when Indiana adopted DST in spring 2006, you need to make sure the setting is correct. This applies to computers you use at work and at home, including computers in your room in campus housing. If you have a local support provider (LSP) at work, check with your LSP to see if your work computer has already been updated. Update your computers and PDAs before you make any adjustments to your Exchange calendar. For instructions, see the appropriate Knowledge Base document:

Telephones and pagers

If you have a Meridian Business Set (Meridian M5300 series) that displays the time and date, you'll also need to change the time either just before or just after the switch to DST. For instructions, see the Knowledge Base document ARCHIVED: On my Meridian Business Set telephone, how do I change the time? Single-line Caller ID sets will automatically reset to the correct time when they receive a call after the time change; you do not need to change the time on these telephone sets.

If you have a pager, you'll also need to change the time zone setting on it just after the switch to DST. For instructions, see the Knowledge Base document ARCHIVED: Update the time zone setting on a pager

For cellular telephones that use Cingular service, the towers are designed to set the time automatically; refer to your owner's manual to verify that your phone is set to accept the automatic updates. For the change to take effect, you may need to turn your phone off and back on again.

If you use a BlackBerry, you will need to follow the steps in the Knowledge Base document ARCHIVED: On my BlackBerry, how do I change the time zone?

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