We are all required to adjust the time. To make better use of daylight hours, clocks in the UK jump between British Summer Time (BST) and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) each year. One hour is added on the last Sunday of March, and one hour is subtracted on the last Sunday of October.
Many new Toyota models will automatically adjust the time for you, while some other models need to be adjusted manually. The subheadings below clearly identify the new Toyota models and grades that fall into each category, as well as providing clear, step-by-step instructions on how to manually adjust the time in every model within the current Toyota passenger car range.
Adjust the time: models with Toyota Touch / Touch 2 multimedia systems
The following new models with Toyota Touch and Toyota Touch 2 multimedia systems are designed to automatically adjust the time by synchronising with your mobile phone. This function applies to both the digital clock within the multimedia system and digital clock within the multi-information display in the instrument cluster.
⦁ Toyota Aygo X – Pure, Edge, Air Edition grades
⦁ Toyota Yaris – all grades (pictured above)
⦁ Toyota Yaris X – Icon and Design grades
⦁ Toyota Corolla – Icon grade
⦁ Toyota C-HR – Icon grade
⦁ Toyota Highlander – all grades
⦁ Toyota Mirai – all grades
It is possible to manually override this automatic function. To do so, press the Setup cog icon on the main screen, then select General within the sub-menu. Select the Date & Time option, after which you will be able to choose to manually set the time, select the time zone and switch between 12- and 24-hour time display.
Models with Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system
The following new Toyota models feature connected services through the Toyota Smart Connect multimedia system. They are also designed to use GPS information and map data to automatically adjust the time.
⦁ Toyota Aygo X – Exclusive grade
⦁ Toyota Yaris X – Excel and GR Sport grades
⦁ Toyota Corolla – Icon Tech, Design, GR Sport, Trek and Excel grades
⦁ Toyota C-HR – Design, Excel and GR Sport grades
⦁ Toyota bZ4X – all grades (pictured above)
⦁ Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Plug-in – all grades
It is possible to manually override this automatic function. To do so, press the Settings cog icon on the main screen, then touch General within the sub-menu. Select the Date & Time option, after which you will be able to choose to manually set the time, select the time zone and switch between 12- and 24-hour time display.
Adjust the time: Toyota GR86 and Toyota GR Supra
The clock on the Toyota GR86’s multimedia screen is designed to automatically update after being connected and synchronised with the owner’s mobile phone. This function can be set from the home screen by pressing the Settings cog icon, then pressing General > Clock > Time Setting > Sync with Phone.
It is also possible to override this automatic function. Starting from the home screen, press the Settings cog icon, then press General > Clock > Time Setting > Manual. Adjust the time manually then press OK. Within the Clock menu it is also possible to switch between 12- and 24-hour time display.
The clock on the Toyota GR Supra’s multimedia screen is factory set to update automatically. However, it is possible to manually adjust various time features by accessing the relevant in-car menu through voice commands.
After pressing the voice activation button on the right of the steering wheel, say “My Vehicle“. When prompted to do so by the system, say the commands “System settings“, “Date and time” and then either “Time“, “Time zone” or “Time format” to access the relevant in-menu function. The desired setting can then be applied using the rotary controller on the centre console.
Adjust the time: Toyota Land Cruiser
The Land Cruiser is the only passenger car in the Toyota line-up where the clock is adjusted using physical buttons, which on this model is located directly under the clock display in the dashboard. Here you will find three buttons: ‘H’, ‘M’ and ‘:00’. Pressing the ‘H’ button advances the clock by one hour, and the ‘M’ button by one minute. The ‘:00’ button rounds to the nearest hour.
Adjust the time: Toyota Proace Verso
The clock on the Toyota Proace Verso’s Pro Touch infotainment system is set to update automatically using GPS and map data from the satellite navigation system.
However, it is also possible to manually adjust the time and other time display features using the in-car menus. Select the Settings menu in the top banner of the touchscreen, then press the Options button to access the secondary page. Select Setting the time-date followed by pressing either the Date or Time tabs and adjust using the numeric keypad. Confirm any changes by pressing OK.
What if I own an older Toyota?
The above instructions will probably cover most Toyota passenger car models from recent years. But for specific instructions relating to your vehicle or commercial vehicle, we suggest looking through your owner’s manual. If you do not possess a hard copy of this manual, owners of Toyota models produced since 2012 can download a digital copy on the Toyota UK website.
Remember that if you have any query about the operation of your car, feel free to pop in to your local Toyota centre for advice or contact us on social media and we’ll try to help.