How to Switch Back from 24 Hour Time on an iPhone SE

The time that is displayed on your iPhone has a few different settings that you can adjust. One of these features lets you choose whether the time is displayed in the 12-hour or the 24-hour format. But the menu where the date and time settings are located can be difficult to find if you haven’t had to use it before, or if it’s been a while since you made any changes there.

Our tutorial below will help you find the iPhone SE’s time and date settings so that you can switch your phone from its current 24-hour time format to the 12-hour time format to which you might be more accustomed.


How to Get Out of Military Time on an iPhone SE

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE, in iOS 10.3.2. This guide assumes that your device time is currently displayed in the 24-hour format, instead of the 12-hour format that utilizes AM and PM qualifiers. Following these steps will switch you back to the 12-hour format.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the settings app



Step 2: Choose the General option.

iphone se general



Step 3: Scroll down and select the Date & Time button.

how to get out of military time on the iphone se



Step 4: Tap the button to the right of 24-Hour Time to turn it off. The time at the top of the screen should update automatically to reflect the time in AM or PM. I have switched back from 24-hour time in the picture below.

how to switch from 24 hour to 12 hour time format on iphone se



Are you curious about how your iPhone SE will handle Daylight Savings Time or any time zone switches that happen when you travel? Read our article on the iPhone’s automatic time update feature to see how it works, and what you will need to do for the device to automatically adjust the time as necessary. newsletter
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