Does iPhone 5 Time Change Automatically?

A lot of people use their smartphones as clocks, so it’s important that they are displaying the correct time.

Fortunately, your iPhone 5 functions well as a clock and can even be set up so that it automatically adjusts itself when it enters a location or date where the time changes.

So, if you want your iPhone 5 to update automatically for Daylight Savings Time or when you switch time zones, then follow the tutorial below. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

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How to Make the iPhone 5 Update Time Automatically

Turning on this feature will configure your iPhone 5 so that it automatically updates the time when you switch time zones or when Daylight Savings Time occurs.

This feature is usually turned on by default with most iPhones, so you should only need to turn it on if you had previously turned it off or if you acquired your iPhone from someone that had turned it off.

You can follow the steps below to make sure that your iphone 5 is set up to automatically update the time.

Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

iphone 5 settings icon

Step 2: Select the General option.

open the iphone general menu

Step 3: Scroll down and touch the Date & Time option.

select the date and time option

Step 4: Move the slider next to Set Automatically from the left to the right. When you see green shading around the slider button, your iPhone 5 is configured to automatically change the time when necessary.

how to update iphone 5 time automatically

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While you’re on this menu, you can also set up your iPhone 5 to use 24-hour time.

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