How to Set the Time Automatically on an iPhone 7

Do you find that your iPhone’s clock isn’t updating for Daylight Savings Time, or if you travel to a different time zone? Not knowing the correct time can really be a hindrance, especially if you rely on your iPhone to let you know that sort of information.

Luckily there is a setting you can enable on the iPhone so that it will automatically update the time when things like this change. Our guide below will show you where to find that setting on an iPhone 7.

Can I Make My iPhone Update the Time Automatically?

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.3.1. By changing this setting on your iPhone you will cause the iPhone to automatically switch to the correct time and time zone.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open the Settings app

Step 2: Choose the General option.

open the General menu

Step 3: Select the Date & Time option.

open the Date and Time menu

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Set Automatically. I have my time set to update automatically in the image below.

how to automatically set the time on an iPhone 7

Note that you can still use 24 Hour Time on this screen even if you have elected to have your iPhone set the time automatically.

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