1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi folks! Quick question ... I just noticed that I now have a "Time Zone Updater" app in Settings > Apps. The app can't be uninstalled or disabled so it must be a system app. The version number is Anyone else have this as well?

    A couple of weeks ago I received a notification on my Samsung Galaxy S8 about new time zones being available and that the time zones will be updated the next time I restart my phone, which I did. I assume the new app is related to that update?
    12-07-2018 02:59 PM
  2. Spawnlives's Avatar
    The time zone updater is a Samsung app and I'm pretty sure it is standard. Basically it automatically changes the time(and date) on your phone to reflect current time for the zone your in. Ie: changing states,countries, daylight savings etc. This is done through cell networks. This function can be turned on/off usually through clock settings.
    12-07-2018 04:14 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    There was a recent change in time zones (I don't recall where - in Asia, somewhere, maybe?) that someone posted about here. That file may have something to do with that. (If it did, it should have deleted itself after updating the system for the new timezone.)
    12-07-2018 05:07 PM
  4. Moerby's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. What version of this app do you guys see on your phones? Mine says This appears to be a system app since it can't be uninstalled or disabled. Thanks!
    12-07-2018 05:41 PM
  5. Spawnlives's Avatar
    On my s8 my version is
    12-07-2018 06:24 PM
  6. Moerby's Avatar
    On my s8 my version is
    Yikes I wonder why yours is so far behind? Maybe it's region dependent? I'm in Canada.

    Did you get a push notification in the previous weeks/months that there's a time zone update and to restart your phone?

    PS: I found this earlier thread about time zone updates so I may ask there as well.
    12-07-2018 08:38 PM
  7. Spawnlives's Avatar
    Updates are generally regional. I don't get os updates anymore due to what I have done to my phone
    This is the latest version I could find for the updater


    This is ver dated Feb this year so there could be an update since then. It is a Samsung package so should be safe.
    12-08-2018 12:46 AM

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