This has been an issue on and off over the years, but I have never got a fully working solution.
The problems occur mainly with flights from one time zone to another.
I have a flight for which I enter the start and end times, both local to the airport. However, the destination is in a different time zone.
On my iPhone. I have Time Zone Overide turned off, and while in the destination city, I see 2 times for an event’s details: the local time and the time in the origin.
However, I find that:
- The time in the Event List shows only the origin time, not the local time.
- The reminder alerts at the origin time and not the local time.
This applies to other events which were set before the trip.
The question is What do I need to do to see event times and alerts in the local time?
To complete the story, I add the event on my iMac and then rely on my iPhone to keep me informed. Latest version of all software.
I will be flying overseas in a few months, so I can put my possible solution to the test.
I have set the time zone of the flights to
floating, which seemed to work when flying interstate earlier.
To be safe, I have also included the local times in the notes section so I can compare; I will also have the original tickets any way. A few years ago I was caught out by the time zone difference, but, fortunately I was early rather than late.
I have just come back from an overseas holiday, which involved two other time zones and daylight saving.
I can safely say that setting all times to
floating has ensured that all times are local, and everything works as expected.
I have taken to using floating times for all of my travel times, as well as for all of my automated events. What I need to do now is work our how to make it the default for other events.