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Convert UTC into Local Time on Android

In my project, I have get the API response in json format. I get a string value of time in UTC time format like this Jul 16, 2013 12:08:59 AM.
I need to change this into Local time. That is where ever we use this the app needs to show the local time. How to I do this?

Here is some Code I have tried:

String aDate = getValue("dateTime", aEventJson);
SimpleDateFormat simpleDateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("MMM dd, yyyy HH:mm:ss z");
simpleDateFormat.setTimeZone(TimeZone.getDefault());
String formattedDate = simpleDateFormat.format(aDate);

Assume aDate contains Jul 16, 2013 12:08:59 AM

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Answer

Here’s my attempt:

String dateStr = "Jul 16, 2013 12:08:59 AM";
SimpleDateFormat df = new SimpleDateFormat("MMM dd, yyyy HH:mm:ss a", Locale.ENGLISH);
df.setTimeZone(TimeZone.getTimeZone("UTC"));
Date date = df.parse(dateStr);
df.setTimeZone(TimeZone.getDefault());
String formattedDate = df.format(date);

Also notice the “a” for the am/pm marker…

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