How to Put Military Time on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to put military time on your iPhone. Military time, also known as the 24-hour clock, is a system of timekeeping commonly used in the military and other organizations that require precise time tracking. By enabling military time on your iPhone, you can have a clear and consistent understanding of the time throughout the day.

Step 1: Accessing Settings

To begin, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone. The app icon looks like a gray gear.

Step 2: Locating Clock Settings

Once you are in the “Settings” app, scroll down until you find the “Clock” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 3: Enabling 24-Hour Time

In the “Clock” settings, you will see an option called “24-Hour Time.” This setting determines whether your iPhone displays time in a 12-hour or 24-hour format.

By default, it is set to off (12-hour format).

To enable military time, tap on the toggle switch next to “24-Hour Time.” Once enabled, your iPhone will display time in a 24-hour format.


If you prefer to switch back to the 12-hour format later, simply follow the same steps and toggle off the “24-Hour Time” option.

Step 4: Verifying the Change

To ensure that your iPhone now displays military time correctly, exit the “Settings” app and check the time displayed on your home screen or lock screen.

  • If it shows a two-digit hour followed by minutes (e.g., 14:30), then you have successfully enabled military time.
  • If it still shows a one or two-digit hour followed by “AM” or “PM” (e., 2:30 PM), revisit the “Clock” settings and ensure that the “24-Hour Time” option is turned on.

That’s it! You have now successfully set your iPhone to display military time. Enjoy the convenience and clarity of this timekeeping system on your device.


Enabling military time on your iPhone is a simple process that can be done through the “Clock” settings. By switching to the 24-hour format, you align your device’s time display with the precision and consistency used in various organizations worldwide. Whether you are in the military or simply prefer military time, this customization option ensures that you always have a clear understanding of the current time.

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