How to get local time and date in android using LocalDateTime API class?

This example demonstrate about How to get local time and date in android using LocalDateTime API class.

Step 1 − Create a new project in Android Studio, go to File ⇒ New Project and fill all required details to create a new project.

Step 2 − Add the following code to res/layout/activity_main.xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
      android:text="Local Date"
      app:layout_constraintTop_toTopOf="parent" />

In the above code, we have taken textview to show time and date.

Step 3 − Add the following code to src/

package com.example.myapplication;

import android.os.Bundle;
import android.widget.TextView;

import java.time.LocalDateTime;
import java.time.format.DateTimeFormatter;

public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
   protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      TextView textView = findViewById(;
      if (android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT >= android.os.Build.VERSION_CODES.O) {
         LocalDateTime time =;
         DateTimeFormatter dateTimeFormatter = DateTimeFormatter.ofPattern("dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm:ss");
         textView.setText(String.valueOf("Date & Time " + time));

Let's try to run your application. I assume you have connected your actual Android Mobile device with your computer. To run the app from android studio, open one of your project's activity files and click Run  icon from the toolbar. Select your mobile device as an option and then check your mobile device which will display your default screen −

In the above result, it is showing current time and date.

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