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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fats44

I'd like to change my time zone.

I signed up while I was abroad in Germany. I'm now in the US, on Pacific time, and I'm about to move to the Eastern Time Zone. Can I change my time zone to Eastern, so that if I earn XP after 4pm I receive them for the day that I'm going to actually be in?

Also, there's a curious problem; even though the streak counter resets on German time, the app uses the time on my phone to determine the current day. So I have less than 24 hours every day where the two line up.

For example: From midnight-4pm, I can earn XP for the day that I'm in. After 4pm, I only earn points for the next day, but the app still tells me that I need more points to hit my goal for the current day. But at that point, it's impossible! It puts me into a more limited time box if I want to keep my streak going.

Any ideas?

December 17, 2014

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/niek_

Same problem here. I have given up on maintaining a streak for the time being.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psionpete

The only way you can do that is to create a new account when you are actually in the time zone.

Otherwise you just have to make allowances for it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dndark

I got the same problem! When Russia change TZ many peoples have problem with time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Necarion

I tend to work late on some nights. So, I went to study at 1AM and found I'd lost my streak, even though it was the same day for me. Conversely, I studied at 1AM and want to do it again at 10:30 PM, but it counts as the same day. I'd really like to see a way to break up days at slightly more unusual timepoints.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/psionpete

Days are counted from midnight to midnight in the time zone you were in when you registered with Duolingo.

So 1am and 10:30 pm are counted in the same day.

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