Windows Tip: How To Toggle Time Format between 12/24 Hour

We are using 12-hour time format up here in North with AM indicating for morning time and PM for afternoonbut at some parts of the world 24-hour format is more common to people living there. Here is a quick tutorial on how to toggle between two time formats on Windows.

Change time format on Windows 7

Click the clock at the bottom right corner and choose Change data and time settings…

Windows Tip: How To Toggle Time Format between 12/24 Hour

Click Change date and time button and Change calendar settings at the next dialog box.

Windows Tip: How To Toggle Time Format between 12/24 Hour

Switch to Time tab and use small letter h for 12 hour and up case H for 24 hour in Short time or Long time format box.

For example, the h:mm tt in Short time box tells the system to use 12-hour format.

Windows Tip: How To Toggle Time Format between 12/24 Hour

And changing it to H:mm tells the system that you would like to use 24 hour format instead. You can remove “tt” as you don’t need the word AM/PM to tell you whether it’s a morning time or afternoon time.

Windows Tip: How To Toggle Time Format between 12/24 Hour

And this is how the clock looks like when you applied the change. That’s 10:20 PM in 12 hour format.

Windows Tip: How To Toggle Time Format between 12/24 Hour

Change time format in Windows 10

Open Settings app, go to Time & Language, and click Change date and time formats.

Windows Tip: How To Toggle Time Format between 12/24 Hour

The rest will be the same. Use letter h or H in Short time and Long time box to toggle between 12 and 24 hour formats.

Windows Tip: How To Toggle Time Format between 12/24 Hour

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