When you set up your Google Pixel 4A, it will automatically apply a lot of settings based on the language and location that you specify.
One thing that it might have applied was the 12-hour clock format.
But if you prefer to use the 24-hour clock format or military time, then you may be wondering whether that is something that you could use on the device.
You can switch to the 24-hour format on a Pixel 4A by going to Settings > System > Date & time > Use locale default > Use 24-hour format.
This is just one of many customizations that you can make on your Google Pixel 4A so that the device better suits your preferences and makes it easier for you to accomplish your tasks and goals.
Our tutorial continues below with more information on changing time settings on a Google Pixel 4A.
How to Change Time on Google Pixel 4A to 24 Hour Clock
- Swipe up on the Home screen.
- Choose Settings.
- Select System.
- Touch Date & time.
- Choose Use locale default.
- Tap Use 24-hour format.
Our guide continues below with additional information on switching to the 24-hour clock military time on a Pixel 4A.
Related Topic: If you or someone you know has an iPhone, and you’re curious about how it handles time, then check out our do iPhones automatically change time zones article.
How to Change Clock to Military Time in Android on a Google Pixel 4A (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A in the Android 11 operating system. These steps will also work for many other devices that utilize Android 11.
Step 1: Swipe up on the Home screen to show the app menu.
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select the Settings app.
Step 3: Choose the System option.
Step 4: Select the Date & time button.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Use locale default to turn it off.
Step 6: Tap the button to the right of Use 24-hour format to turn it on.
Your clock should update right away after you make this change. Most of the other apps on your phone that rely on the system clock should update to reflect the switch to the 24-hour clock format.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion on switching to 24-hour time on your Pixel 4A.
More Information on How to Change the Time Format on a Pixel 4A
Note that making this change won’t let you manually set the time or make any other adjustments to how it is displayed. Electing to use the 24-hour format instead of the 12-hour format will simply change how time is shown for the second half of the day. It will also add a zero before the single-digit hours in the first half of the day.
However, other settings on the Date & time menu let you set your own date and time, as well as select the time zone that you wish to use for the phone.
If you turn off the Use network-provided time option, then you can tap on the date and time underneath it and set those values to whatever you would like.
Alternatively, you could turn off the Use network-provided time zone option and choose a time zone other than the one that is being used automatically by the device.
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