My activity has the wrong date or start time

There are several reasons why your activity looks like it starts at the wrong time or on the wrong date. Please refer to the following:

  • If you recorded with the Strava mobile app and the activity's year is 1999 or 2000, you may be experiencing an issue related to a GPS rollover that occurred on April 6, 2019. Learn more here.
  • If the activity does not contain GPS data, check your profile settings and make sure your time zone is set properly. Activities recorded indoors with no GPS data will default to the time zone of the location listed on your profile and sometimes Strava gets stuck when updating your time zone based on the location listed on your profile.
    • You can adjust your timezone using these instructions which should resolve the issue for future uploads. 
      • From the Strava website, open the drop-down menu under your profile picture and select Settings.
      • Replace your current location with Los Angeles > Save Refresh Page.
      • Enter your correct location > Save > Refresh PageConfirm that your time zone is now set properly.
    • Unfortunately, the only way to fix the timestamps on your existing activities is to re-upload them. This will require that any existing versions of that activity get deleted so that the new version(s) can be uploaded. Keep in mind this will remove all kudos, comments, and photos associated with the original activity.
  • Check the Strava website to view the activity's total elapsed time. If the total elapsed time is a very large number, then the GPS device has recorded data on different days.
    • If two activities are recorded together as one, use the split activity tool.
    • If only a few points at the beginning or end of your file has the wrong date, consider trimming this data with the activity crop tool.
  • If you're recording with the Strava Android app, check that you have the clock set to update automatically in your phone's settings.
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