How to change the timezone on your Raspbian Stretch with raspi-config

When your Raspbian Stretch is reporting the wrong time, chances are it could be using a different timezone than what you expect.

In such a case, you will want to change the timezone on your Raspbian Stretch.

Let us look at how we can change the timezone on our Raspbian Stretch with raspi-config.

First, start a Terminal window by clicking on the highlighted icon at the top:

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 desktop with a terminal window

Once the terminal window had started, type the following command in the terminal window:

sudo raspi-config

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 terminal window with sudo raspi-config

After raspi-config loads in your terminal, go through the following screens to change the Timezone on your Raspbian Stretch:

Select Localisation Options on the first menu of raspi-config:
raspi-config on Raspbian Stretch 20181113 with Localisation Options selected

After the Localisation Options menu loads, select Change Timezone:

raspi-config on Raspbian Stretch 20181113 with Change Timezone selected

Next, select the geographic area where your Raspberry Pi sits:

raspi-config on Raspbian Stretch 20181113 prompting for geographic area

After that, select the city or region that correspond to your timezone:

raspi-config on Raspbian Stretch 20181113 prompting for city or region of timezone

Select Finish to end the configuration session:

Raspbian Stretch 20181113 raspi-config initial screen with Finish selected

Given that, your Raspbian Stretch will now reside in the timezone that you had selected.

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