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How to change your clock to the 24-hour version on Android and iOS

It is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do on your phone.

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Do you want to know how to enable or disable the 24-hour clock on your Android or iPhone? This post will walk you through the process.

In the United States, 12-hour clock is used all across the region, while other continents use the 24-hour clock. Suppose you’re from the United States and planning a trip to a country where the locals use a 24-hour clock. Now, imagine what kind of confusion and irritation you can face during the journey.

Whether you’re using Android and iPhone, you can quickly switch from 12-hour clock to 24-hour clock. Here’s what you need to do:

Enable 24-Hour Clock in Android

1. Launch Settings and then choose System.

2. Here, you need to tap on Date & Time.

3. In the next screen, turn on Use 24-hour format.

24-hour clock

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On the same screen, make sure to set Automatic date & time accompanied by Automatic time zone to avoid changing the time manually.

Once you enable 24-hour clock, the time will change all across the device, and this includes Google Calendar events.

Enable 24-Hour Clock in iPhone

1. Launch Settings on your iPhone.

2. Here tap on the General. In the next menu choose Date & Time.

3. Toggle ON or OFF the 24-hour time slider according to your needs.

24-hour clock

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Again, on this screen make sure that “Set Automatically” option is enabled to avoid changing the time manually.

If you have a habit of using 12-hour clock; there are genuine reasons for giving the 24-hour clock a try. The two primary reasons are as follows:

  • Avoid confusions in regards to AM/PM
  • It is an excellent way to get yourself familiar with a military time

Isn’t switching between 12-hour clock and 24-hour version super easy? Let us know in the comments.

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