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Applies to versions: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2

Update Settings at a Network Clock

The Network Clock is primarily used to clock in and out. The clock also offers a System Menu which can be used to configure the device and access other functions. This article covers how and when to Update Settings.


The option to "Update Settings" will force the clock to communicate with the TimeIPS server, reload all clock configuration items and refresh the cache of all employees, jobs, etc.  This is useful when:

  • A change or addition has just been made at the TimeIPS server, for example, a new employee added, or a badge number changed. The clock will pick up these changes automatically in a few minutes, but using the Update Settings will allow immediate testing at the clock.
  • The clock is in offline mode and you'd like to force it to attempt to reconnect to the server.


To access Update Settings:

Press Enter on the main screen without entering a Badge number. Then, on a clock with the default configuration, press enter 3 more times.  If the clock is locked, you will either need to enter a badge number and PIN for an employee with full access, or enter the PIN for the clock, set on the TimeIPS server.

  • System Menu (aka System Admin)
    Press Enter again without a Badge number, or enter a badge number and pin if configured.

    • Update Settings
        Update settings from master?
      • Update
        • Registering with server step 2      Please wait...
      • Cancel

  • User Menu: Pin Required
    If a Badge number is requred, enter it and then hit the Enter key.

    If a Pin is requred, enter it and then hit the Enter key. Proceed to System Admin which is the same as the System Menu above.

    • Check Status
    • View Benefits
    • Request Benefits
    • System Admin
    • User Admin





Key Label Key Name Description
4, 6, 8, 2
Number keys
  These four keys are used to navigate through the menu, left/right and up/down.   4 = left   6= right 8= up   2 = down
ENTER Enter Key   Used to select options and navigate through the menu/system.
BS Backspace   Used to remove last typed character in case of incorrect entry or returns to the previous menu.

See Also:
TimeIPS Network Clock Menu (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2)
Rounding - Understanding mis-matched totals due to rounding (2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2)

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