I am asked numerous times a day if I want to change my time zone. I live in Omaha, Nebraska- I thought that I had set the zone correctly. How can I turn off this question?
Please always accept this question, as it can cause issues with Todoist. Please make sure that your mobile device, Todoist.com's settings, and any other devices (desktop) are set to the same timezone.
Hi Brendon -
I'm also having this issue. It's asking me to reset my time zone to GMT-7:00, but I live on the East Coast (I did recently travel to the west coast, though, which is when this problem started). I obviously don't want to change the time zone on my computer and phone to reflect a time zone I don't live in. Is there another way around this? When I set it for East Coast, it's actually automatically reclassifying tasks from "Today" to "Tomorrow," which is frustrating.
Unfortunately, there's no way to disable this at the moment. The reminders are there since time zone issue could lead to problem with your tasks thus when it's not setup properly you get a pop to fix it.
Thanks Clyde. Is there no way to stop today's tasks from being reclassified to tomorrow? This sadly defeats the entire purpose of using Todoist to organize my day.
The only way to make it work and have all dates correct is to always have the correct time zone on all your devices and in Todoist's settings on all devices.
If you don't do that, tasks added or edited while being in a different time zone without adjusting it, will most likely have incorrect dates and/or times if you return and the time on your devices changes back again.
Ah I see - so this is only affecting tasks I added while in the other time zone. Thanks, that's helpful.
I love Todoist, but really wish you'd fix this so it stops asking me all the time. We should be able to tell it once and have it remember our choice. We can go change it later somewhere else if we want. It's incredibly annoying.
I agree with Scot, this seems like a bug where Todoist can't seem to remember that I've changed my time zones despite my re-setting it multiple times now in my settings.
I noticed the change happening when I moved from Minnesota to Delaware, there's a 1-hour difference and now every time I open Todoist it asks me if I want to change my time zone or not, it gets very annoying after a while.
Ultimately, isn't the limiting factor that all Todist entries are controlled by a single Time Zone setting? So, when you move to a different Time Zone the program expresses the old entries as if they are occurring in the new Time Zone. You may suddenly end up with reminders you set for 9 am becoming reminders at midnight, for example, or reminders for 6 am or 7 am becoming reminders the evening before. There is a logic to this but it forces you to update individual task times every time you change your Time Zone. Worse, you have to keep you TIme Zone for Todist unchanged when you actually change Time Zones and do the conversions in your head when you set times for tasks---however, Todist revises keeping the Time Zone in synch with reality to avoid problems. I agree that this needs to be fixed but it isn't clear to me if that is a big programming task or a small fix.
Hey guys, I'm suffering from the same problem here, since the time change that hapened on the weekend.
I'm in Moscow (GMT +3), but to be clear – the message appears only when I click on the Chrome Extensions
Web app and iPhone app work perfectly fine.
However, chrome extension is my weapon of choice, so it would be great if you could help me get rid of it.
We are aware of this and are looking into it. Its indeed an issue that should not be happening.
Thanks for the quick reply. Looking forward to hear that this is resolved )
Any progress or ETA for the above?
@ Brendon and staff - almost February 2015, any update on how this 'fix' might be going since you last commented 3 months ago?
My actual issue only with this actually only started with the recent update....and until then didn't experience it at all. I don't cross time zones so never had the cause expressed by some previous users.
Thanks in advance for the reply.
Timezone issues should be resolved, but please log out of each location and accept any changes it asks once logged back in.
Ok, I'm a little confused about the resolution. When I move from one Time Zone to another, if I exit Todoist everywhere and then log back in how will the program convert my scheduled times/reminders to time in the new Time Zone? For instance, if I have scheduled a 9 am task/reminder while I am in GMT and then fly to New York, will the program re-schedule it to 9 am Eastern Time or will it helpfully wake me up for my 9 am task at 4 am Eastern Time? Hopefully the answer is the former rather than the latter.
Wherever you go, a task that's due on 9am will always be due on 9am so if you set it up in GMT, fly to EST and agree to adjust the time zone to EST, the task will be due 9am EST :-)
That's great. Thank you! Solves the problem for me then.
Im always in the same time zone and get this problem on both my Chrome extension and on Android phone daily.
Sorry to hear you are having trouble with this. Please check your Android time zone settings as well (in the device settings, not Todoist) to make sure they are the same as on all other platforms where you are using Todoist.
My Andriod device is set to using Network provided time zones.
My provider is Telstra
checked my PC also and it is also in the correct timezone for where I live.
Log out of each location, when signed back in accept any timezone change questions.
I use Todoist on a Chrome Web Extension, Android App, and iPad App. I am constantly asked to update my time zone settings. This is very annoying. How do I get this corrected? I logged out and back into each app.
Please try to select a time zone that doesn't mention any city (just GMT-...) on every platform (in Todoist's Settings) and let us know if the issue persists.
I just checked all my devices. Without changing any settings, they all have GMT -5 now. No more nag. What changed?
We have just pushed a fix. :-) On the web, please try additionally clear the cache by using Ctrl + F5. The pop up shouldn't annoy you anymore (+1)
Thank you for the fix. I should have asked sooner. :-)
Hi todoist Staff. You guys have been active on this tread for a long time and thanks for your diligence to resolve this issue.
I have a different use case for this issue that won't affect most users, but it will be a pervasive problem for me. I live in the Mountain time zone, but my work computer is set in the Pacific time zone because that's where my coworkers & office are. I've got two smart phones, and one laptop that are all set to Mountain time zone and a second laptop that is set to Pacific time zone.
I've configured my todoist account so that it's configured for Mountain time, but every time I log in from my work laptop I get prompted to change my time zone. I can live with this, but would prefer that the prompt only appears once per week (or allow me to permanently disable it) rather than every time I log in.
Can you help me out?
Unfortunately, this is not currently possible to configure that message. It pops up because you have different time zones on your devices. In order to get it work properly (in terms of task due dates) it's recommended to have the same time zone everywhere.
I am very sorry about this. We are going to implement some updates for handling time zones changes to make it more convenient and less painful.