Will My iPhone 13 Automatically Change Time Zones?

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 be wondering “will my iPhone 13 automatically change time zones?

How to Make the iPhone 13 Update Time Zones

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Choose Date & Time.
  4. 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 when you will be able to enable or disable the setting that control 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.

open Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.

choose General

Step 3: Choose the Date & Time option.

select Date and Time

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Set Automatically to turn it on.

will my iPhone 13 automatically change time zones

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 a lot of 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 different, or even not functional at all.

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