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Will the time change in the United States affect smart devices in Mexico?

He Sunday the inhabitants of United States (US), leave winter time behind put their clocks forward one hourwhich has caused Many Mexicans question whether this will affect the countrysince last year Mexico eliminated daylight saving time, but he was present seasonal schedule.

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When and at what time will the time change in the US?

The smart devicesas cell phones, digital watches, visual assistantsetc; will change automatically at 02:00 hours on March 12 in the United States, however, the people who mostly use this type of products in Mexico, they do not know if their clock will also advance.

Mexico It’s one of the main consumers of Huawei and Apple productswho manufactures and manages its products in Californiafor which they have arisen doubts among users of iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, about whether their technological artifacts will be affected by the time change in the US.

The clock will be advanced one hour at 02:00 on March 12.

What does the seasonal schedule imply on the northern border of Mexico?

The US Energy Policy Act of 2005, determines that the summer schedule starts on second Sunday in March Meanwhile in Mexico the Law of Time Zonespublished in the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) in 2022decrees that there will be a standard time which will be established in accordance with the different time zones (Southeast, Central, Pacific and Northwest).

Likewise, this law in National territory implies that only a seasonal schedule will apply for the states and municipalities of the northern borderwhich borders the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas of the USA, where the schedule will changehence the clock will also have to be modified in some areas of the country.

Which states in Mexico will have the same hours as the US?

He seasonal schedule also It will enter into force on Sunday, March 12 at 02:00 a.m.for some municipalities of the states of Northern Baja California (whole state), Coahuila (Acuña, Allende, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Morelos, Nava, Ocampo, Jiménez, Piedras Negras, Villa Union, Zaragoza), New Lion (Anahuac) and Tamaulipas (Nuevo Laredo, Guerrero, Mier, Miguel Alemán, Camargo, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Reynosa, Río Bravo and Valle Hermoso).

Will cell phones advance the clock in Mexico after the US time change?

Behind the summer time change in euwhich implies a modification in the aforementioned municipalities and states of the Mexican Republic for him seasonal hours on the northern borderthe users of Manzana and Huawei who reside in these zones they wonder if the time of their cell phones will be modified automatically or will they have to do it manual.

Faced with this worrying situation, the National Metrology Center (CENAM)of the Government of Mexicoinforms that it maintains in operation time servers in order to transfer the Official Time of the country via Internet Through the NTP protocol (Network Time Protocol), With which It is possible to synchronize intelligent devices remotely, automatically and free of charge.

This is done with the official schedule that is required in each zone in the different digital equipmentthat have Internet connection and with him SyncCNM software to set the periodicity of connection to the CENAM time servers and of the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

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What will happen to Apple and Huawei devices?

Publimetro Mexico contacted Manzana and Huawei to know if both companies implemented a strategy against the change of summer time in the US and the seasonal time on the northern border of Mexico, to know if the cell phones, tablets, digital watches and more of your smart devices will advance their clocks automatically.

The chinese companyassured that time synchronization works according to operator informationwhich works updates for each market constantly; while the california company did not give more information regarding this topic time zones.

However, according to what has been said above, CENAM will be in charge of updating the clocks of all smart devices that are within the National territory, hence You won’t have to worry about moving your technological devices forward one hour, if you have automatic synchronization activated.


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