By default, Batocera is configured for Central European Time (CET) timezone.

Starting with Batocera 31, you can select your own timezone from the menu SYSTEM SETTINGSTIMEZONE. From the same menu, you can also toggle the clock to 12-hour format if you want.

To adapt to your local time zone, you need to edit /userdata/system/batocera.conf and add/modify a line with:


To list all the suitable timezones and select yours, you can connect to your Batocera system and type:

# ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/

This command returns several directories (each one being a group of time zones). Then you can select the exact timezone you want in the corresponding directory. Back to my example above, I could select Los_Angeles from the output of:

# ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/

These instructions are still valid for Batocera 31+, if you need to change them manually.

  • timezone.txt
  • Last modified: 6 months ago
  • by lbrpdx