How to Change Your Time to Military Time on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of the traditional time format on your Android device? If you prefer a more precise and universally recognized time format, then changing your Android device to military time might be the solution for you. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to change your time to military time on Android.

Step 1: Accessing Settings

To begin, unlock your Android device and locate the Settings app. The icon typically resembles a gear or a set of sliders. Tap on the app icon to launch the Settings menu.

Step 2: Navigating to Date & Time

Once inside the Settings menu, scroll down until you find an option labeled “Date & Time.” Tap on this option to access the date and time settings.

Step 3: Changing Time Format

In the Date & Time settings, look for an option that specifies “Use 24-hour format” or “Use 12-hour format.” This setting determines whether your device displays time in military or standard format. Tap on this option to make changes.

  • Note: The exact wording of this option may vary depending on your Android device model and software version.

Option A: Use 24-Hour Format

If “Use 24-hour format” is selected, then your Android device is already displaying time in military format. You can skip ahead to Step 4 for confirmation. If not selected, proceed with Option B.

Option B: Use 12-Hour Format

If “Use 12-hour format” is currently selected, tap on it once to switch to military time. Once selected, this option should be labeled as “Use 24-hour format.” Your device will now display time in military format.

Step 4: Confirming the Change

After making the necessary changes, exit the Settings menu by pressing the back button or using the navigation gesture specific to your Android device. Once you return to your home screen, take a quick glance at the time displayed.

If it shows military time, then congratulations! You have successfully changed your Android device to military time.

If for any reason the change did not take effect, double-check your settings and repeat the previous steps. It’s possible that you may have missed a step or encountered a technical glitch.


Changing your Android device to military time is a straightforward process that only requires a few simple steps. By following this tutorial, you can customize your device’s time format to suit your preferences and needs. Whether it’s for personal preference or professional requirements, having military time readily available on your Android device can be highly convenient.

Note: The instructions provided in this tutorial are based on stock Android software and may vary slightly depending on your device manufacturer or software version.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in assisting you with changing your Android device to military time. Thank you for reading!

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