How to Change Clock on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing the clock on your iPhone is a simple task that can be done in just a few steps. Whether you want to adjust the time due to daylight saving changes or simply prefer a different time format, here’s how you can easily change the clock settings on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To begin, locate and tap on the “Settings” app on your iPhone’s home screen. The Settings app is represented by a grey icon with gears on it.

Step 2: Scroll Down and Tap “General”

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you find the option for “General.” Tap on it to access the general settings of your iPhone.

Step 3: Tap “Date & Time”

In the General settings menu, scroll down again until you see the option for “Date & Time.” This is where you can make changes to your iPhone’s clock settings.

Step 4: Toggle Off “Set Automatically”

By default, your iPhone is set to automatically update its date and time based on your current location. To manually change the clock settings, toggle off the “Set Automatically” option.


If you leave “Set Automatically” enabled, your iPhone will continue to update its time based on your location and network provider.

Step 5: Set Date & Time Manually

With “Set Automatically” turned off, you can now manually adjust the date and time settings on your iPhone. Tap on “Date & Time” to access these options.

  • Date:
    • Select the correct date by tapping on the date field and using the scrolling wheel to choose the desired day, month, and year.
  • Time:
    • Tap on the time field and adjust the hour and minute using the scrolling wheel.
    • If you want to switch between AM and PM, simply tap on it to toggle.

Step 6: Save Changes

After setting the date and time according to your preference, tap on “Done” or “Save” at the top right corner of the screen to save your changes.


Keep in mind that if you have any alarms or calendar events set, changing the clock manually may affect their timing. Make sure to double-check them after making any adjustments.

Step 7: Check Your New Time

Exit the Settings app and go back to your iPhone’s home screen. Look at the top-right corner of your device’s screen, where you will find the updated time displayed according to your changes.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed the clock on your iPhone. Whether it’s adjusting for daylight saving time or personal preference, knowing how to change this setting can be helpful in various situations.

If you ever want to revert back to automatic time updates, simply follow these steps again but toggle on “Set Automatically” instead of turning it off. Your iPhone will then update its time based on your location once more.

Note: The process described above may vary slightly depending on which version of iOS you are using. However, these instructions should generally apply to most recent versions of iOS.

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