Android Format date with time zone

You can also use “ZZZZZ” instead of “Z” in your pattern (according to documentation). Something like this

    Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance();
    SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ssZZZZZ", Locale.ENGLISH);      
    Log.e(C.TAG, "formatted string: "+sdf.format(c.getTime()));

You can use Joda Time instead. Its DateTimeFormat has a ZZ format attribute which does what you want.


Big advantage: unlike SimpleDateFormat, DateTimeFormatter is thread safe. Usage:

DateTimeFormatter fmt = DateTimeFormat.forPattern("yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ssZZ")

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