Reminder: Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend (for most people)

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In most parts of the United States, Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 9, 2019, at 2 a.m., when areas that observe DST will “spring forward” an hour.

  • That means that 2 a.m. Sunday will become 3 a.m. Sunday morning, effectively causing a loss of one hour of overnight time.
  • There are certain areas of the United States, including Arizona and Hawaii and parts of Indiana, that do not observe daytime saving time.
  • American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands also do not use DST.
  • Outside the United States, there are numerous countries and localities that do not follow daylight saving time either.
  • Most electronics with time features and an Internet connection will update assuming the clock settings are set to automatically update.
  • However, older electronics or devices without Internet connectivity may not correctly update.
  • Many older electronics that are able to recognize the start of DST may still have the incorrect ending dates of daylight saving time due to a law that moved the end of DST.
  • Older devices were often programmed with the start and ending dates of DST pre-programmed for years in the future, but unless that software can be updated, may not correctly recognized the end date.
  • Devices typically affected the most by DST are ones that don’t have an Internet connection, or have the automatic time feature turned off.