Change the Date Format on the iPhone

Different countries around the world choose to display their date in different ways. In the United States, for example, the date is displayed with the month first, followed by the day, then the year. For example, the last day of January would be displayed as January 31, 2014 or 1/31/14. This can be problematic if you are used to a different format, as it can lead to mistaking a day that is being discussed. Fortunately you can change the date settings on your iPhone so that they display in a format to which you are more accustomed.

 

Switch Your iPhone Settings to Display the Date in Your Country’s Format

Note that it doesn’t matter what country you are actually in if you want to change the date format on your iPhone. We are going to be switching from the United States format to the United Kingdom format in the example below, but you will be able to select from any of the other available countries if you so choose. You will notice that this will change the time and date format as well.

 

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open iphone settings

 

 

Step 2: Select the General option.

open the general menu

 

 

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select the International option.

select the international option

 

 

Step 4: Select the Region Format option.

select the region format option

 

 

Step 5: Touch the name of the country whose date format you wish to use.

select the country to which you want to switch

 

 

 

 

Learn how to change to a 24-hour clock on the iPhone if you need to make adjustments to the ways that other information is displayed as well.

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