The status bar at the top of your iPad screen includes important information that you may want to check from time to time. Whether it’s the icons at the top-right, like the little arrow icon, the battery charge, or the date and time, it’s all important information that you may need to know.
Some of this information can be removed, and some can be customized. For example, you can add AM or PM after the time, or you can elect to remove it. Our guide below will show you where to locate this setting on your iPad if you would like to change from whatever is currently being displayed.
How to Change the AM/PM Label on an iPad
The steps in this article were performed on a 6th-generation iPad using the iOS 12.2 operating system.
The first part of this guide will provide a quick overview on how to change this setting. You can continue scrolling for the full guide with pictures, or you can click here to jump to that section in the article.
- Open Settings.
- Select the General tab.
- Choose Date & Time at the right side of the screen.
- Tap the button to the right of Show AM/PM in the Status Bar.
The presence of the AM/PM label will update immediately after you change this setting.
If you don't see this option, then you may be using 24-Hour Time on your device. If you turn that setting off, the AM/PM label option will appear.
Full Guide – How to Add or Remove AM/PM on an iPad
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the General option at the left side of the screen.
Step 3: Select Date & Time at the right side of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Show AM/PM in Status Bar to change the setting. The display will update immediately as you toggle this setting.
Not sure what version of iOS you have? Find out where to check your iOS version in case you are ever in a situation where you need to know.
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