ITS official, Autumn is here which means it's that time of year once again when the clocks change.

As we say hello to winter, the time on all our clocks must be changed by one hour. But will your phone automatically change when the clocks go back?

Will my phone update automatically when the clocks change?

It's that time of year once again when we wave goodbye to BTS and say hello to GMT.

But will your phone automatically make this change, or will you have to manually change the time?

The good news is most digital devices will automatically update the time when the clocks the change.

This includes smartphones, smart watches, televisions and radios.

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And it should apply to pretty much any model, whether Apple, Android or any other.

But if you want to be certain your 7am alarm will go off at 7am, then it might be wise to check your phone settings.

You can confirm whether you have your "date and time" options set to "set automatically".

Even if your phone is switched off at the time of the change, it should update as soon as it is turned on.

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If you have an older style phone, and not considered 'smart', then you may need update the time manually.

How can I change the time on my phone manually?

Some phones might need to be updated manually.

Or maybe you're the type of person to set the time yourself.

Either way, this is how you can change the time on your phone manually.

  1. Go to 'Settings'.
  2. Go to 'General'.
  3. If you scroll down, you should 'Date & Time' and select that.
  4. Untick the 'Set Automatically' option if it is ticked.
  5. Click on the time shown and insert the time you want to set.
  6. Your time is changed.

When do the clocks change?

The clocks always go forward in March and back in October.

One helpful way of remembering which way the clocks will change is – "spring forward, fall back".

This year the clocks are due to be put back by one hour one day before Halloween, on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 2am.

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It marks the end of British Summer Time (BST) and the beginning of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The change will see Brits get one more hour in bed, though it will bring darker evenings.

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