iPhone Clock Settings – How to Change An iPhone Clock Display

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• How to Change an iPhone Clock Display from 24-hour to 12-hour Format

Let’s change iPhone Clock Display from 24-hour to 12-hour format, manually, auto set time, date, add, reorder and remove cities in iPhone Clock Settings.i have iPhoneTweet

The clock gives yourself a gift of time but the era of wearing a watch has gone because of continuous growth in the smartphone industry.

All the smartphones have a virtual built-in clock and now almost everybody has a cell phone. So, the person owning a smartphone hardly wear a watch.

According to Bankmycell, there are 4.78 billion smartphones and 61.62% of people of the total population in the world own a mobile phone. So, all the smartphones have a virtual built-in clock.

But today, we are just covering the iPhone Clock Settings.

The iPhone’s clock is a more convenient way to track time, especially, if you don’t wear a watch. All the iPhones come up with a default 12-hour clock display and shown at the Lock Screen Wallpaper when the iPhone wakes up.

However, like other iPhone’s features and utilities you can also customize its Clock to 24-hour clock display and also reverse the process back to its original 12-hour iPhone clock display.

So, let’s configure the Apple iPhone Clock display from 12-hour format to 24-hour format to show the time.

The following Apple iPhone Clock Settings is valid for iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, 6 Plus, and iPhone SE using iOS 13, iOS 12 and iOS 11.

Change iPhone Clock Display

Step 1: Open Settings

Step 2: Tap General

Step 3: Select “Date & Time”

Step 4: Tap the “24-Hour Time” to the right to turn it ON, the Clock instantly changes to the 24-hour time format. Also, turn it to the left to turn on the 12-hour clock format display.

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Change iPhone Clock Display

How to Change iPhone Clock Settings to Manually Set the Time Zone

You can change the iPhone clock time zone according to your location.

For this

Step 1: Setting à General à  Date & Time

Step 2: Tap “Time Zone”

Step 3: Enter your current location, for example, city name in the Search Box and select the name of your desired location from the list of time zones.

How to Change iPhone Clock Settings to Manually Set the Time Zone
Manually set the Time Zone by selecting the City

How to Manually Set the Date and Time on iPhone and iPad

Under the “Time Zone”, there is “Date and Time”, and if the “Set Automatically” option is turned off then you’ll see the 12-hour clock display showing the current date and time.

Here the “12-hour clock format” is divided into three sections:

Extreme Left: Date in the format of DAY-DATE-MONTH (For example, Fri 13 Mar)

Middle: “iPhone Clock Hour and Minutes Hands” to select the hour and minutes in Clock time.

Extreme Right: Select the AM and PM

Step 4: Tap the “date” at the left to set it manually. (The date format on iPhone is “DD-MM-YEAR” or simply “Day-Month-Year.”) To set the day of the week, day of the month and the month, move your thumb to the extreme left menu and swipe up and down to select the “Day, Date and Month”.

  • In the middle, swipe the hour and minute hands up and down to select the hour and minutes.
  • At the extreme right, swipe up and down to select the AM (after morning) and PM (After Midday).
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How to Change iPhone Clock Settings to Select Date and Time Automatically

To automatically set the date and time, tap the “Set Automatically” ON/OFF button to “ON” on the Date and Time screen. It will select your current location in your current country or city and automatically set the date and time and time zone for you.

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Select Date and Time Automatically

How to Add Multiple Cities to the World Clock on your iPhone and iPad

You often see the time when you tap the Home button to wake up your iPhone. It is only possible when you set the date and time on “iPhone clock app Settings”.

Suppose, you have a business or your children are studying in various countries or cities and you want to see the exact time and date in these countries then:

What to do?

How to display multiple clocks and time zones to your iPhone?

The task is achievable in the “World Clock App on iPhones”.

That means you can set up clocks from other time zones in the World Clock App and stay updated on what time it is in your foreign offices or in the countries where your children are studying.

There is no limit on adding time zones. It means you can add as much as Time Zones to the World Clock App on your iPhone.

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Add Multiple World Clocks to an iPhone

  • Launch the Clock app from the Home Screen

The iPhone Clock App is divided into 5 sections:

  • World Clock
  • Alarm
  • Bedtime
  • Stopwatch
  • Timer

By default, the World Clock is selected and to add a new city to the World Clock on your iPhone or iPad

  • Tap the + (Plus) / Add button at the upper right corner of the World Clock
  • “Choose a City” Search Box will open, just search the name of the city or select from the entire list of cities
  • Tap on a city you want to add from the list
  • Tap as many cities you want to add from the list one by one
How to Add Multiple Cities to the World Clock on your iPhone and iPad
Add Multiple World Clocks to an iPhone

Now the World Clock on iPhone and iPad will show you the time in your selected destination. It will also tell you how many hours are behind or ahead from your selected location to the current timezone. You can see the last screenshot at the end of the above fig.

How to Remove a City from the World Clock on Your iPhone or iPad

Suppose, you wind up your business in overseas or your children come back to vacation from foreign and you don’t want to track the time of such cities in the World Clock, then what to do?

Here is an easy way to remove a city from the World Clock

Step 1: Launch the Clock app

Step 2: Tap the World Clock app (Globe) at the bottom left corner of the screen

Step 3: Swipe left on a city you want to remove

Step 4: Tap the Red “Delete” button appearing at right to remove the city

How to Remove a City from the World Clock on Your iPhone or iPad
Remove a City form the World Clock

Now, you have only access to the time zones which are important for you.

How to Rearrange the Cities in the World Clock on Your iPhone and iPad?

The World Clock on the iPhone or iPad will show you all the cities you have added. But it will add every new city entry at the end of the list.

For example, New York, U.S.A. is your current time zone and you added Calgary, Canada, then it will be added after New York, U.S.A. The next city will be added in 3rd position after Calgary, Canada and so on.

But you can reorder the cities in the World Clock on your iPhone and iPad at any time.

Here is how to rearrange the cities in World Clock to keep the times you really care about the most visible.

Step 1: Open Clock App

Step 2: Tap the World Clock

Step 3: Tap the “Edit” button at the top left corner of the screen

Step 4: Tap and long press (for minimum 1 second) the Reorder button on the city you want to move. The Reorder button (comprises on three horizontal lines) is located at the right side of every city.

Step 5: Drag the city up and down and leave it on your desired spot in the list

Step 6: Tap “Done” at the top left corner of the screen

How to Rearrange the Cities in the World Clock on Your iPhone and iPad?
Reorder the Cities in World Clock

It’s all up to you how you rearrange and organize time zones and locations in World Clock on your iPhone. You can reorder them in alphabetically, randomly or leave them in the order they were added.

FAQs:

1. Can you move the clock display on the iPhone?

Simply, No!

You cannot move the clock display on the iPhone. You can only move the Analog Clock Face App like the way other apps move on the iPhone’s screen.

So, Apple doesn’t allow us to move the digital time to left, right or up and down.

Also, the digital time is placed fix on default spots and shown either at iPhone’s Lock Screen or the Home Screen at the top middle position.

2. Can you change the time on the iPhone lock screen?

Yes!

You can change the iPhone auto-lock time via Settings. If your iPhone locks too fast and you are exhausted to enter the passcode, again and again, use Face ID or Touch ID to unlock it.

Here is how you can change the time on iPhone Lock Screen.

Tap Settings–> Select Display & Brightness

Tap Auto-Lock and select from the most suitable timer options you can tolerate between 30 Seconds to 5 Minutes or Never.

3. Can You Move the Clock on the iPhone Lock Screen?

No!

You cannot move the Clock on the Lock Screen on any iPhone.

4. How Do I Get the Date on My iPhone Home Screen?

Place the Calendar app icon at the top left corner on the iPhone X Home Screen.

It will show the date on the home screen because the Calendar app shows the day of the week and the day of the month. There is no other way to show the date on the iPhone home screen.

5. Can You Change the Size and Location of the Clock in the Locked Screen On An iPhone?

The location of the iPhone Clock at Lock Screen cannot be changed. Because it is fixed by the Apple

However, you can increase the size of the clock and other items larger by changing the font size on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Here is how you can change the font size on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that will increase the size of Contacts, Mail, Notes, Calendar, Phone, and other apps.

  • Open Settings à Display & Brightness, then select Text Size.
  • Drag the slider to the right to increase the font size and left to decrease the font size

How to Make the Font Size Even Bigger

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Accessibility
  • Select Display & Text Size.
  • Tap “Larger Text” to make the font larger
  • Dragging the slider to the right will larger the font size on your iPhone

Please do not make the font size too larger otherwise it will increase the size of the buttons and it will become hard to operate.

Can You Add Your Time Zone If It Is Not Listed?

First of all, search the country in the “Choose a City” Search Box, all the available city-wise time zones related to your country will appear in the list.

Choose your city as your time zone

But if your city is not listed on the list then choose the most nearby city that represents the most suitable and closest time zone.

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