How to set the time zone in Raspbian Jessie Linux of Raspberry Pi to IST

Time zone settings in Raspberry Pi is hidden deep into the configuration section. In this article we can see how to change the time zone of raspberry pi to IST


1. Open the Raspberry Pi Configuration Settings by navigating to Menu => Preferences => Raspberry Pi Configuration

Raspi Config

2. Open the Localisation Tab and click “Set Timezone”

 Local Time

3. Select “Asia” instead of “Indian” or any other option for “Area” dropdown

4. Select “Calcutta”  in “Location”  option

5. Restart the Pi and now the time zone will be changed to IST on reboot.

Note : You can also perform this change by typing “sudo raspi-config” in the terminal window

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