If you are going to be traveling to a different country, or a different part of the same country, then you might be in a new time zone when you land.
Since you probably want your phone to show the current local time, you may wonder, “will my iPhone 13 automatically change time zones?”
How to Make the iPhone 13 Update Time Zones
- Open Settings.
- Select General.
- Choose Date & Time.
- Turn on Set Automatically.
Our guide continues below with more on the answer to the question of will my iPhone 13 automatically change time zones, including pictures of these steps.
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Traveling for a long time when you are heading east or west means that there is a good chance you will change time zones at some point.
There are 24 time zones in the world, meaning that any significant amount of longitudinal movement will likely result in your moving to a different one.
if you use your iPhone as a clock, which many people do, then you probably want the device to update automatically when you make one of these time zone changes.
Luckily there are some time settings on your iPhone that allow you to make these changes automatically.
Our guide will direct you to the right menu, where you will be able to enable or disable the setting that controls time zone adjustments.
Are you using the alarm clock on your iPhone? If not, then read our where is the alarm clock on the iPhone 13 guide to see how to find and use it.
How to Get Your iPhone to Update for Time Zone Changes (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 15.5. These same steps work on many other iPhone models, in most other recent versions of iOS.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on the iPhone 13.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.
Step 3: Choose the Date & Time option.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Set Automatically to turn it on.
Now that your iPhone is configured to set the time automatically based on your location, the answer to “will my iPhone 13 automatically change time zones” is “Yes.”
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about time settings on the iPhone.
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More Information on iPhone 13 Time Settings
As you can see on the Date and Time menu, there is also an option for 24-Hour Time. If you turn this on, then your iPhone will switch to “military time,” where the day isn’t split up into two 12-hour segments but rather just one long 24-hour one.
If you turn off the “Set Automatically” option, you are able to set the time, date, and time zone manually. However, if you are in manual time mode then the iPhone will not update automatically if you change time zones.
Your iPhone uses your location for many things besides setting the time. if you would like to turn on or turn off location data for some of your apps or services, then you can go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > and adjust some of the settings there.
Note, however, that turning off some of these settings may cause your phone to behave in unexpected ways, or cause certain apps to function differently, or even not functional at all.
Frequently Asked Questions About iPhone Time Zones
Does iPhone change time zones automatically?
It is possible for your iPhone to change to the correct time zone automatically.
However, if you notice that it is showing the time for the wrong time zone after you have traveled somewhere, then you might need to change a setting.
If you go to Settings > General > Date & Time >, you can turn on the Set Automatically option.
Note that if you have never changed this setting before, it is probably enabled.
Now the phone should change to the correct time zone on its own.
Will my iPhone update the time for Daylight Saving Time?
Yes, assuming that you have the device configured to set the time automatically, it will keep the time accurate during time zone changes and Daylight Savings Time changes.
You can confirm that automatic time is set up on the iPhone by opening the Setitngs app, selecting General, choosing Date & Time, then making sure that the Set Automatically switch is enabled.
How do I put my iPhone into airplane mode?
When you get on an airplane you may be asked to place the device in airplane mode.
You can do this by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen and tapping the airplane icon.
You can then tap that icon again to turn airplane mode off.
The Airplane Mode setting can also be found at the top of the Settings menu.
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