Set Your iPad's Clock to 24-Hour Time

  Matt Cone       January 29, 2021      Tutorials iPad


Many people use a 24-hour clock, also known as “military time,” to keep track of time. This is the most commonly used time notation in the world today, and it’s the international standard notation for time of day. The 24-hour clock is especially popular in military and health care environments.

Here’s how to set your iPad’s clock to 24-hour time (military time):

  1. From the iPad’s home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap General. The window shown below appears.

    General iPad system settings

  3. Tap Date & Time. The window shown below appears.

    iPad date and time system settings

  4. Tap the 24-Hour Time slider to the on position.

  5. Your iPad will now display the 24-hour clock at the top of the screen and in the Clock application, as shown below.

    iPad on military time

Congratulations! Your iPad is now displaying 24-hour time. If you ever want to disable 24-hour time and use 12-hour time again, simply move the 24-Hour Time slider to the off position.

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