How to Switch to a 24-Hour Clock on Your iPhone

How to Switch to a 24-Hour Clock on Your iPhone

iPhone clocks are automatically set to show time on a 12-hour cycle, and if that’s the time you’re used to, it might not occur to you that there’s another option. However, if you prefer the 24-hour clock, also known as military time, it’s an easy switch to make in your Settings app. So, if instead of reading 4:15, you’ld like your iPhone to read 16:15, here’s how to switch to a 24-hour clock.

Open your Settings app. Tap General.

Scroll down and select Date & Time. Toggle on 24-Hour Time.

That’s all there is to it! Instead of breaking the day up into two12-hour cycles, you’ll now see time on your iPhone in military time using the full 24 hours. If you decided you want to switch back, just toggle 24-Hour Time off and you’re done.


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Conner Carey holds a bachelor's in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and resides in Fairfield, Iowa. When she's not writing, you can find her singing jazz or lifting weights. Her personal blog is currently under construction, but you can follow her on Instagram @connerleecarey.