Some people prefer to set their clocks forward a little bit in an effort to help prevent tardiness. Even when you know the time is fast, it can serve as a useful psychological motivator to get you to your destination in a timely manner.
But changing the time on your iPhone requires you to update the device time manually, which can create a problem when Daylight Savings Time occurs, or if you switch time zones. Our tutorial below will show you how to enable automatic time and date syncing on your iPhone so that the device clock is always accurate based on your current location.
How to Make the iPhone Automatically Update the Time and Date
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE in iOS 10.3.2. This is going to change a setting on your iPhone so that the time and date on the device will update automatically as you change time zones, or as Daylight Savings Time occurs. it can also help to resolve and time-sync errors that you might be experiencing with games or services that rely on a correct device clock.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
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 enable automatic time and date syncing on your iPhone SE.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office, and many other popular applications and devices.