How to Switch to 24 Hour Time on an iPhone 11

Do you prefer to use a 24 hour clock instead of a 12 hour one?

Many devices and applications that you use every day will typically default to a 12 hour format, but you often have the ability to change it to a 24 hour one if that’s what you prefer.

Our tutorial below will show you where to find and change the time setting on your iPhone so that you can use 24 hour time settings on that device.

How to Use 24 Hour Time on an iPhone 11

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose General.
  3. Select Date & Time.
  4. Turn on 24-Hour Time.

Our article continues below with more information on switching to 24 hour time on your iPhone, including pictures of these steps.

If you haven’t tried to modify any of the time settings on your iPhone, then you might be wondering how to switch to 24 hour time on your iPhone 11.

Like many other smartphones or computers, then iPhone gives you a handful of ways that you can control and display the time.

For example, you might prefer to set your time automatically, or you may prefer to have manual control and update the clock as you switch time zones, or when daylight savings time occurs.

But one of the other options available on the iPhone’s time menu lets you use 24 hour 12 instead of 12 hour. Our guide below will show you how.

How to Use Military Time on an iPhone 11 (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 14.3.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.


Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.


Step 3: Touch the Date & Time button.

date and time

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of 24-Hour Time to turn it on.

how to switch to 24 hour time on an iPhone 11

The time will switch over automatically.

You can also elect to change any of the other time related settings for your device while you have this menu open.

Now that you know how to use military time on your iPhone you will be able to make this switch and start seeing time in the 24 hour format whenever you use the device.

Any existing time features that you have enabled on your phone, such as alarms, will update automatically to take the change to the 24 hour time into account.

if you decide that you don’t like using the 24 hour time option on your iPhone you can always switch back to the 12 hour one by following these same steps.