How to Set the Clock on My iPhone (10 Steps)
By Jasmine Carpenter
When you activate your Apple iPhone, you can set the date and time to automatically reflect the information reported by your cellular network. However, if you need to manually configure the clock on your iPhone, use the following steps to adjust the settings. You can add multiple clocks on an Apple iPhone to show the time zones in several major cities anywhere in the world.
Setting The Date and Time On Your Apple iPhone
Press and hold the "Sleep/Wake" button on the side of your iPhone to turn it on. Before you adjust the date and time or clock on your iPhone, make certain that it is fully charged. Check the battery level shown near the top and on the right side of the screen to determine if your iPhone needs recharging.
Tap the "Settings" button on your iPhone's home screen and then tap "General." Use your finger to scroll down the screen and tap "Date & Time" to adjust the settings.
Turn "Set Automatically" to "OFF" to disable the feature if it is turned on. Next, you should see several fields for setting the time zone, date and time. Tap the "Time Zone" field, and enter the name of the city or country on the virtual keyboard. The time zone will automatically be shown for the city or country that you want to see on your iPhone.
Tap the "Date" button to display the date selection wheel. Use your finger to move the wheel up or down to display the month that you want to set. Select the day of the month and the year.
Tap the "Time" button to display the time selection wheel, and set the hour, minutes, AM or PM. Tap the "Date & Time" button when you're finished.
Adding and Viewing Multiple Clocks On Your Apple iPhone
Tap the "World Clock" button on your iPhone's home screen. Then, enter the name of a city on the virtual keyboard that you want to see. The city that you typed will appear on the screen.
Tap the city to add a clock for that city. In some cases, you may not see the city that you're searching for and you will need to type a major city name that is in the same time zone.
Tap the "World Clock" button again to view the time for a city. If the clock face color is white, it is daytime in the city that you're viewing. If the clock face color is black, it is nighttime in that city.
Tap "World Clock" then tap the "Edit" option if you want to move the clock to a new location on your iPhone. Use your finger to drag the clock to a new place.
Tap "World Clock" and tap the "Edit" option again if you want to delete a clock that is displayed on your iPhone. Tap next to the clock that you want to remove and tap "Delete."
- "iPhone: The Missing Manual"; David Pogue; 2008
Jasmine Carpenter enjoys writing Web content articles and designing websites. She studied computer science while attending college in Columbus, Ohio. Carpenter has written several technology-related articles that have appeared on various websites.