How to Switch Windows 10 Clock Format to 24-Hour

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The 12-hour format which ends with either AM or PM is quite popular in the US. However, for the rest of the world, the 24-hour format is mostly preferred especially as it seems much easier to measure time beyond noon. As Windows 10 is an operating system made by a US company, its time setting is set to 12-hour by default.

To fix that, we can manually switch from 12-hour to 24-hour in an instant, without recalibrating the internal clock again, thanks to the internet-based clock synchronization.

Follow these steps to enable 24-hour format on Windows 10.

1. Click the clock on the right side of Taskbar, and hit Date and time settings.

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2. Next, select Date, time & regional formatting.

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3. Scroll down and click Change data formats.

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4. Under the Short time and Long time settings, select the one that doesn’t have AM and PM.

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5. The settings will be applied instantly.

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On top of the clock format, you can also change the first day of the week, short date, and long date to the time format you prefer the most.

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