How to Change Time on Fitbit Without App

Do you own a Fitbit and do you need to change the time? You have tried everything to change the time using the app but nothing seems to be working. Also, you have tried syncing the data to the app yet there is no success.

Now, you are wondering if there is a way to change the time manually without the app. We’ve got some good news for you, there is a way to change the time on a Fitbit without the app. Would you like to find out? Grab a seat and continue reading this post.

How to Change Time on Fitbit Without App

How to Change Time on Fitbit without Using The App

If you have been trying to change the time on your Fitbit through the app to no avail, it can be quite frustrating. This section will show you an easy way to change the time on your Fitbit without the app. We have split the process into steps to make it easy for you to understand. Check the steps below:

Step 1: Visit the official Fitbit website and log into your account using the appropriate account details.

Step 2: Click the “Settings” icon (locate the gray cog wheel sitting at the top-right of the screen).

Note: If you don’t see the “Settings” icon, then you are not on your dashboard page, you are on the Fitbit homepage. Check the top-right of the screen, if you see an icon with a person and shopping trolley and not a cogwheel, you should click on this icon. When you do, select “My Dashboard” and continue to locate the cog icon.

Step 3: Click on the cogwheel then select “Settings” from the list of options available.

Step 4: Clicking “Settings” shows you a menu list on the left side of the screen. This list contains several options including personal info, privacy, and notifications. Select “Personal Information” from the list.

Step 5: Scroll down the next page and navigate to “Clock Display Time” and “Time zone.” The first option allows you to switch the display of your clock between “12-hour” and “24-hour” clocks. “Time zone” on the other hand, allows you to change your location and update the time on the Fitbit manually.

After you do this, the time on your Fitbit should adjust to the correct time. If you are accessing the website through a mobile device, the process may be a little confusing. The reason is that when the website is optimized for a mobile screen, there are a few changes to the landscape. For example, the icons may look different. In this case, you should take the steps below:

Step 1: Launch the Fitbit official website on your mobile device and log into your account with the appropriate account details.

Step 2: Instead of clicking on a cogwheel, tap the “three white lines” sitting at the top-right of the screen.

Step 3: Select “My Dashboard” from the list of options available.

After this point, everything else is similar to what you have on the website. Just follow the steps as described above and you should be able to change the time on your Fitbit without the app.

What to do when Manual and Automatic Updates Don’t Solve the Problem

Technology isn’t infallible. There are times when you try the processes above on your Fitbit yet, it doesn’t solve the problem. One question that begs an answer at this point is, “what do you do to solve the problem?”

The answer is that you need to reboot the device. Where the challenge lies is that rebooting a Fitbit depends on the model. We have put together the steps for some of the Fitbit models below:

Alta and Ace

Take these steps to reboot these devices:

Step 1: Plug the device to power using the charging cable.

Step 2: Press the button on the cable (this button is always at the USB port of the charging cable). Make sure that you press the button thrice in a few seconds.

If you do “Step 2” right, you should see the Fitbit logo on the screen. Following this, the device will vibrate and then restart. After doing this, the time should be updated. If not, try to go through the process discussed above again.

Inspire, Ace 2, and Ace 3

The steps below will guide you to reboot the Fitbit devices in this category:

Step 1: Connect the device to power using the charging cable.

Step 2: Press the power button on the device and hold it down for about five seconds.

Step 3: Let go of the power button immediately after five seconds.

Once you let go of the button, you should see the brand icon on the screen. Your device will vibrate simultaneously and then restart. After this, the time should be set to the current time in your time zone.

Charge 3 and Charge 4

If you own a Charge 3 or Charge 4, you should take the following steps to reboot the device:

Step 1: Go to the Fitbit app and tap on “Settings.”

Step 2: Tap on “About.”

Step 3: Select “Reboot Device.”

Doing this helps to reboot your device quickly. Check the time to see if it has been updated. If it hasn’t, go through the website again and follow the steps discussed earlier.

Charge 5 and Luxe

This is the final set of Fitbit devices we will discuss in this post. Check the steps below to find out how to reboot these devices:

Step 1: Visit the Fitbit app on your smartphone and select “Settings.”

Step 2: Tap on “Restart Device.”

Step 3: Select “Restart.”

By now, the device should reboot and the time settings changed to the time in your current time zone. If the time hasn’t changed, follow the process that we discussed earlier in this post.

Conclusion

A Fitbit is a pretty helpful device. We have shown you how to change the time on your Fitbit without using the app. Do you have any questions? Kindly drop them in the comments section below.

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  • Keith Rowland is a seasoned electrician who enjoys fixing faults in home appliances and electronics. Being someone who loves writing, he shares on this blog, DIY tips on how to fix various devices within a few minutes. When he's not fixing stuff or writing a new blog post, he's playing with his two cute girls and their mom.