How to Disable/Enable Automatic Date and Time on iPhone 13

This post will walk you through configuring the new iPhone 13 to automatically generate date and time information based on the current location. Here’s a quick guide on how to disable and enable automatic date and time on iPhone 13 in iOS 15.4.

Is your iPhone showing an incorrect date and time on the Lock Screen? If it is, then you will need to adjust your iPhone’s date and time settings. Read further for more detailed instructions.

iOS 15 Date and Time Settings

Correct date and time information is one of the main requisites for many online apps and services to work as intended. That said, it is important that the date and time information on your mobile device is accurate. 

In iOS devices, the date and time information is typically set based on the current location to ensure that the clock is automatically set to the appropriate time zone.

However, there are a number of reasons for some iOS device users to not opt to use automatic date and time on their respective devices. Thus, they alter the default settings and change the system clock manually.

If you’re new to the iOS platform and need some input on how to access and manage these settings on your new iPhone 13 device, you can refer to this simple guide.

Steps to Enable Automatic Date and Time on iPhone 13

If your iPhone is showing a date and time information that’s way earlier or later than the current time zone in your location, chances are that automatic date and time settings aren’t enabled. 

In order to fix it, you will need to configure your iPhone settings to use automatic date and time information.

Just follow these steps to access and manage this information on your new iPhone.

Step 1: To get started, tap Settings from the Home screen to launch the iOS settings app.
Step 2: While in the main settings app menu, find and then tap General.
Step 3: On the succeeding menu, tap Date & Time. The current date and time configuration will show up next.
Step 4: To use the date and time information according to your location’s time zone, turn on the option to Set Automatically.

That should prompt your device to use the date and time information based on your current location.

An indication that your iPhone’s date and time settings are set to automatic is when your device automatically changes the time zones based on your current location like when traveling from one region to another.

Manually Set iPhone Date and Time

Again, the iPhone’s date, time, and time zone are usually all configured automatically. If you don’t want your iPhone 13 to work in this manner, then you can manually change it instead.

Simply follow these steps to set the iPhone’s date and time manually.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Next, tap General.
  • Tap Date & Time on the next screen.
  • Turn the Set Automatically switch OFF.
  • Tap Time Zone and enter the name of the city of your preferred time zone. 
  • To switch between available time formats, just toggle the 24-hour format switch OFF or ON.

After setting the desired time zone, change and set the date and time accordingly. Just use the date/time setter that appears on the screen.

Manually setting the date and time to a few hours early for instance is typically a good idea if you avoid being late for work. Doing so will let you maintain a constant time on your phone regardless of your location.

Is your iPhone showing an incorrect date and time?

If for some reason your iPhone shows an incorrect date or time information even when it’s automatically set, verify and ensure that the correct region is set. 

  • To do so, head over to Settings-> General-> Region menu to view this information.

If necessary, tap Region to change or replace the current value with the correct location.

Enabling location services on the iPhone is also recommended to improve automatic time zone accuracy.

And that’s all about enabling automatic date and time settings on the Apple iPhone 13 series and other iPhone models running in iOS 15.4.

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