How to Manually Set the Time Zone on the iPhone 5

When you initially set up your iPhone 5, you provided information about your location so that the device could automatically select your time zone and set the correct time. But if you want your phone to display the time for a different time zone, you will need to turn off the automatic time zone setting. You can follow the steps outlined below to do this on the iPhone 5.

Our does iPhone automatically change time zones article can provide additional information on this topic for newer versions of iOS and newer iPhone models.

Change the Time Zone on the iPhone 5

Note that you will need to keep the automatic time zone setting off, as it will automatically revert to the time zone that your location is telling it to use. This is also important if you travel into a different time zone and want your phone to update according to your new location.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Select the General option.

open the general menu

Step 3: Select the Date & Time option.

open the date and time menu

Step 4: Move the slider to the right of Set Automatically to the Off position.

change the set automatically option

Step 5: Select the Time Zone option.

select the time zone option

Step 6: Type the name of a city in the time zone that you want to use, then select that city from the list of results.

how to set the time zone on the iphone 5

You will now return to the Date & Time screen from before, and the name of the city you selected will be shown to the right of Time Zone.

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