Vishesh Joshi Vishesh Joshi - 1 year ago 60
Android Question

Get current time in a given timezone : android

I am new to Android and I am currently facing an issue to get current time given the timezone.

I get timezone in the format "GMT-7" i.e. string.
and I have the system time.

Is there a clean way to get the current time in the above given timezone?
Any help is appreciated.

edit :
Trying to do this :

public String getTime(String timezone) {
Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance();
Date date = c.getTime();
SimpleDateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("dd/MM/yyyy");
String strDate = df.format(date);
return c.getTime().toString();

Answer Source

I got it to work like this :

TimeZone tz = TimeZone.getTimeZone("GMT+05:30");
Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance(tz);
String time = String.format("%02d" , c.get(Calendar.HOUR_OF_DAY))+":"+
            String.format("%02d" , c.get(Calendar.MINUTE))+":"+
.                   String.format("%02d" , c.get(Calendar.SECOND))+":"+
    .           String.format("%03d" , c.get(Calendar.MILLISECOND));