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

In Batocera v31 and higher, 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 group names of the available timezone, from SSH/terminal run:

# ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/

This command returns several directories (each one being a group of time zones). In each of these directories are more directories that contain the actual timezones. For example, to see all the available options for Los_Angeles, run the following:

# ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/

These instructions are still valid for Batocera v31 and higher, if you need to change them manually.

  • timezone.txt
  • Last modified: 4 weeks ago
  • by atari