How to Change Subaru Time: Step-by-Step Guide

Are you tired of manually adjusting your Subaru’s clock every time daylight savings begins or ends? We hear you! Changing your Subaru’s time can be a bit tricky, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. However, with our step-by-step guide, you’ll learn how to change your Subaru’s time like a pro.

Key Takeaways

  • Adjusting the time in a Subaru is quick and easy.
  • You can change the time through the clock settings on the infotainment system.
  • The process involves a few simple steps.
  • Don’t forget to adjust for daylight savings!

Step-by-Step Guide to Change Subaru Time

Before we get started, make sure your vehicle is parked safely and securely. Then, follow these simple steps to adjust the time in your Subaru.

Step 1: Turn on Your Subaru

To begin, turn on your Subaru’s engine. You can’t adjust the time if your vehicle’s power source is off.

🔍 Note: Make sure the vehicle is in Park mode before adjusting the time.

Step 2: Tap on the Settings Icon

Once your Subaru is on, tap on the "Settings" icon on the infotainment system’s home screen. The icon looks like a gear or cogwheel.

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🔍 Note: If you’re not sure where the settings icon is, check your vehicle’s user manual.

Step 3: Select the "Clock" Option

After tapping on the settings icon, scroll down the menu and select the "Clock" option. The clock menu will appear on your screen.

Step 4: Adjust the Hours

On the clock menu, you’ll see options for "Hours" and "Minutes." Tap on the "Hours" option and use the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to adjust the time.

🔍 Note: If you’re moving the clock forward one hour for daylight savings, tap the plus (+) button until you reach the correct hour. If you’re moving the clock back one hour after daylight savings, tap the minus (-) button.

Step 5: Adjust the Minutes

After adjusting the hours, tap on the "Minutes" option and adjust the time using the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons.

🔍 Note: You can also adjust the minutes by holding down the plus (+) or minus (-) button to fast forward or rewind the time.

Step 6: Save the New Time

Once you’ve adjusted the hours and minutes to the correct time, tap on the "Save" button to save the changes. Your Subaru’s clock should now display the new time.

🔍 Note: If you accidentally exit the clock menu without saving the changes, you’ll have to start over from Step 3.


That’s all there is to it! Changing the time in your Subaru is a quick and easy process that only takes a few minutes. With our step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to adjust your Subaru’s clock like a pro.

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🔍 Pro Tip: If you live in an area that observes daylight savings, don’t forget to adjust your clock twice a year.


Q1: Do I need to turn off the Subaru before adjusting the time?

A1: No, you can adjust the time while the engine is running.

Q2: How do I know if my Subaru has an infotainment system?

A2: Most Subaru vehicles produced after 2014 come with an infotainment system. You can check your vehicle’s user manual for more information.

Q3: Can I adjust the time using voice commands?

A3: Yes, if your Subaru is equipped with voice recognition software, you can adjust the time using voice commands. Check your vehicle’s user manual for specific instructions.

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Alton Brobst

As a longtime Subaru enthusiast, Alton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our blog. From his early days of tinkering with engines to his current role as a certified Subaru technician, Alton has seen it all when it comes to Subarus. When he's not working on cars, he enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors.

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