How do I change the date and time on my Galaxy device?

It's important that your phone has the correct time and date, not only to keep you on schedule but also to ensure that all the functions of your device work correctly. If you can access a mobile network, you should allow your phone to set the time and date automatically. If not, you can set the time manually by choosing a time zone.

Setting the time and date automaticallyClick to Expand

Automatic date and time uses details provided by your network to adjust the date and time. This means that your phone will automatically change to match the time of any country you visit while you have a mobile connection.

Please note: using a mobile connection while on holiday could result in increased charges and fees. Please contact your network provider to find out more about using your phone abroad

1 Swipe up on your home screen to access your apps
Swipe up on your homescreen
2 Tap the Settings app
Tap Settings
3 Tap General management
Tap General management
4 Tap Date and time
Tap Date and time
5 Tap Automatic date and time

Please note: when automatic data and time is turned on, other options will no longer appear

Tap Automatic date and time
Setting the time and date manuallyClick to Expand

If you can't connect to a mobile network, you can change the date and time manually. If you select a time zone that uses daylight savings, your phone will automatically change the time on the appropriate date so you don't have to worry.

1 Swipe up on your home screen to access your apps
Swipe up on your home screen
2 Tap the Settings app
Tap the Settings app
3 Tap General management
Tap General management
4 Tap Date and time
Tap Date and time
5 Tap Select time zone
Tap Select time zone
6 Tap Region
Tap Region
7 Tap the region that you are currently in. The time will update automatically
Tap the region that you are in
8 Tap the back button
Tap the back button
9 Tap Set date
Tap Set date
10 Tap the current date on the calendar
Tap the date on the calendar
11 Tap Done
Tap Done
12 If you would like greater control over the time, tap Set time
Tap Set time
13 Swipe up and down on the clock to change the time
Swipe up and down on the clock to change the time
14 Tap Done to confirm
Tap Done to confirm
How do I use a 24-hour format?Click to Expand
1 Swipe up on the home screen to access your apps
Swipe up on the home screen
2 Tap the Settings app
Tap the Setting app
3 Tap General management
Tap General management
4 Tap Date and time
Tap Date and time
5 Tap Use 24-hour format
Tap Date and time

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