Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Adjust Your Time Zone in Gmail Update your settings if your email times are off by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on June 15, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Jun 09, 2020 Jon Fisher Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email If the email messages you receive in Gmail seem to come from the future or the past, or your recipients are wondering what you're doing writing messages at 2:00 AM, you can easily change your Gmail time zone. You should also check your operating system's time zone (and Daylight Saving Time options) to ensure that the computer's clock is correct. These instructions apply to desktop Gmail users. Adjust Your Gmail Time Zone The time zone settings for Gmail are accessed through Google Calendar, which you can open through Gmail. First, open Gmail. In the upper-right corner, select the Google menu (dot grid icon) and choose Calendar (you may need to select More at the bottom of the menu window to find it). In the upper-right portion of Google Calendar, select Settings (gear icon). From the menu, choose Settings. In the left rail, if the General menu isn't already displayed, select General. Under General, choose Time zone. In the main display area, under Time zone, select Primary time zone. From the menu, choose the correct time zone. Settings are saved automatically and should be applied in Gmail.