How to Change Time Zone on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing the time zone on your iPhone is essential when you travel or move to a different location. By adjusting the time zone settings, you ensure that your device accurately reflects the local time and allows you to stay organized. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the simple steps to change the time zone on your iPhone.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, locate and tap on the Settings app icon on your iPhone’s home screen. The Settings app is represented by a gear-shaped icon and is typically found on the first page of apps.

Step 2: Navigating to Date & Time Settings

Once you are in the Settings app, scroll down until you find the option labeled Date & Time. It should be located near the middle of the screen. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Changing Time Zone

Within the Date & Time settings, look for an option called Set Automatically. This option allows your iPhone to automatically determine your current time zone based on your location. If this option is enabled (indicated by a green toggle switch), your iPhone should already display the correct time zone.

If Set Automatically is disabled, tap on it to toggle it on. Once enabled, your iPhone will use its built-in GPS and Wi-Fi capabilities to determine and set the correct time zone automatically.

Manually Changing Time Zone:

If you prefer to set a specific time zone manually, disable Set Automatically by tapping on it. Once disabled, you will be able to see a list of available time zones under Time Zone. Tap on it to open a scrollable list of options.

  • Selecting from List:
  • Scroll through the list of time zones until you find the one that matches your current location. Tap on it to select.

  • Search for Time Zone:
  • Alternatively, you can use the search bar at the top of the screen to quickly find a specific time zone. Simply type in the name of the desired time zone, and the list will automatically update to display relevant results. Tap on your desired time zone to select it.

  • Recent Time Zones:
  • If you frequently switch between a few specific time zones, you may find it convenient to use the Recent tab. This tab displays a list of your most recently used time zones, allowing you to quickly switch between them.

Step 4: Verifying Time Zone

Once you have selected or updated your preferred time zone, exit the Date & Time settings by pressing the back button located at the top left corner of your screen. Your iPhone will now display the correct local time based on your chosen time zone.


It’s important to note that changing your iPhone’s time zone may affect certain features and apps that rely on accurate date and time information. For example, calendar events and reminders may shift if you switch between different time zones while traveling. Make sure to double-check any critical appointments or notifications after adjusting your device’s time zone.

In conclusion, changing the time zone on your iPhone is a straightforward process that ensures accurate local time representation wherever you are. Whether you prefer automatic updates or manual selection, adjusting this setting will help keep you organized and connected no matter where life takes you.

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