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Question about Unix time to NSDate conversion?

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Can someone explain to me why the following code shows a "Normal" date format but when you print it theres another format? This is just a playground code test.

date shows "Jan 11, 2022 at 7:35 AM"

but prints "2022-01-11 13:35:33 +0000\n"

I'm assuming thats perhaps UTC time?

And it needs further conversion?

import UIKit
import SwiftUI

let unixTime = 1641908133

var date = NSDate(timeIntervalSince1970: TimeInterval(unixTime))



To answer my own question this code below converts the time to local time:

import UIKit
import SwiftUI
import Foundation

let unixTime = 1641908133

var date = NSDate(timeIntervalSince1970: TimeInterval(unixTime))
let utcDateFormatter = DateFormatter()
utcDateFormatter.dateStyle = .short
utcDateFormatter.timeStyle = .short

let date1 = date
print(utcDateFormatter.string(from: date1 as Date))


Can I ask what time zone you are located in, working on an app based on timing, and testing in different timezones seems....difficult.

I believe your first time is UTC time as you suggest, and the second actually formats it for where you are located.


I'm located Central Timezone in US.


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