1. dreamfly's Avatar
    So was exciting to get GDR1 for one and only one thing: NTP. Does anybody know where it is? Or we are still in the dark ages of not getting an accurate time in windows phone?
    08-04-2014 05:55 PM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    So was exciting to get GDR1 for one and only one thing: NTP. Does anybody know where it is? Or we are still in the dark ages of not getting an accurate time in windows phone?
    I think it's behind the scenes so we don't have to worry about it.
    Geddeeee likes this.
    08-04-2014 05:56 PM
  3. dreamfly's Avatar
    My phone was still off more than 15 seconds so unless it only syncs once a week or something, I can't say we have NTP.
    08-04-2014 06:14 PM
  4. Entegy's Avatar
    15 seconds is not the end of the world. NTP works in the background. This will prevent drift by minutes in the future.
    08-04-2014 06:14 PM
  5. dreamfly's Avatar
    It is the end of my chances to getting an ebay item, for example. 15 seconds was the last time I manually set it and it will degrade over time.

    See these poor folks have to say:

    NTP Time sync WP8
    08-04-2014 07:04 PM
  6. milkyway's Avatar
    No NTP in this update. At least not for me (Lumia 1020, Austria/Europe)
    08-05-2014 02:09 AM
  7. ncharlt's Avatar
    No NTP either :( Setting an accurate time on windows phone is a nightmare!

    Other than the extra timezone option, nothing seems to have changed. As a test, I manually set the time several hours out and then set the option to automatic. Many hours later, the time had not changed. This is the exact behaviour I've seen since WP first launched - very disappointing.

    08-05-2014 02:51 AM
  8. Sc0tTy's Avatar
    Not here either
    Sent from my Lumia 820
    08-05-2014 03:12 AM
  9. edwardtkl's Avatar
    I need NTP badly for my Lumia(s)...
    08-05-2014 03:14 AM
  10. milkyway's Avatar
    What's the problem with implementing this feature? I don't get it. I really don't get it! Is it that hard to add a feature that all the phones in the last 10 years or so?
    08-05-2014 03:44 AM
  11. Roderick Aspiras's Avatar
    It will be fool not to have a setting for this. I think MS forgot about it or could be in the next update. Haayyyy. Do MS have quality control in place?
    08-05-2014 04:59 AM
  12. Lewk86's Avatar
    With the simcard in, the timezone changes to the wrong zone for me and sets the time to a minute slow. With no sim card, it doesn't even change the time or date. I followed Daniel's Post on changing the settings and it didn't do anything.

    Why can't Microsoft let you select a time server and tap a sync now button? Is it that hard to implement. So many apps screw up for me because of the wrong time. It's becoming painful.
    08-08-2014 02:18 AM
  13. Pete's Avatar
    Reading the article here

    Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 lets you set the time without a SIM card | Windows Phone Central

    Says that NTP is used when they're no SIM card present. I'm on EE in the UK, so I know that they don't offer the NITZ mobile protocol. With a SIM card inserted, I'm not able to get the correct time no matter what toggles I hit in settings->date+time. I guess that with a SIM card inserted only NITZ is used for setting the time/date.
    08-08-2014 02:37 AM
  14. jcboliveira's Avatar
    The OEM MS site explains ntp support, it has a xml configuration file. It seems that it only needs WiFi and that the sim can be present. However right now it doesn't work in my 930.
    08-09-2014 03:22 AM
  15. pluizebol's Avatar
    NTP does not work on my 2 L925 phones (with WP8.1+Update1+Cyan).
    My phones are still losing about 5 seconds per day.
    08-10-2014 03:31 PM
  16. magicaltastic's Avatar
    So, something strange happened to me yesterday, my L925 continues to crash/freeze every few days since I installed WP8 DP, resulting in me having to soft reset to recover. I got Cyan and it still happens, and upgraded to the update, same again. Yesterday evening I noticed it had frozen again, I did the soft reset and stuck it in my pocket. When I took it out it showed the correct time, this has never happened before.
    I experimented, changing the time manually, setting it back to automatic and watching it jump back. This was still working this morning. I had planned to do a hard reset to see if that helped with the freezing, and since then the time won't set automatically, so what's different?
    Only thing that it might be is I was in a 4G area yesterday, but not this morning when it still appeared to be working.

    Anyone know if Three UK does time sync over 4G, or had I accidentally got it to work and my hard reset screwed it up again? Not sure when I'll next be back in a 4G area to test it...

    08-16-2014 07:09 AM
  17. ZvjerOPC's Avatar
    It's interesting how Microsoft claims this feature to be implemented while nobody seems to really understand how do we enable it? For example I want my clock to auto set itself after a soft reset. It does not work, of course.
    08-22-2014 03:38 PM
  18. BtakB's Avatar
    You may have found it by now, as a few months have past since posting, but I've finally installed developer preview and after it had installed a number of updates found that under All Settings - "date and time" there is now an option to turn on "Set date and time automatically" and "Set time zone automatically". I turned this on and my Lumia 1020 set itself to the right time.

    My OS version is 8.10.14203.306.
    11-20-2014 10:43 AM
  19. hprvez's Avatar
    It didn't work for me until I flashed again the last firmware available. I did that in order to reset it, I think it could have worked even using the buttons or the reset option in settings. It drifts 10 seconds by the way, it depends on what server is set and how far away you are from it when the phone syncs with it
    11-20-2014 06:44 PM
  20. milkyway's Avatar
    yay, I'm glad it's finally working since the latest PfD update :)
    11-21-2014 01:17 AM
  21. gMaesterUK's Avatar
    yay, I'm glad it's finally working since the latest PfD update :)
    Its working for me to since the last dev update. Got to nearly 2 mins of drift before update, now it's bang on the second!

    11-21-2014 03:11 PM

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