How to change Date and Time on Windows 8 Lumia 520 Phone

By default when you start using your Windows 8 Lumia 520 phone the date and time gets set automatically. You might only want to change the clock settings like 24 hour or 12 hour. Here are some steps on how to do that.

From the home screen, swipe towards the left where you get all the icons. Drill down and select Settings. From the system application setting you can find the date+time. Select date+time, here switch off the 24-hour clock, by default this will be on.

When you want to change the date, then switch off the set automatically button. You get below options to change the date and time.

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Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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  • Domingo April 14, 2013, 11:17 pm

    Hey there terrific blog! Does running a blog similar to
    this take a large amount of work? I’ve absolutely no understanding of coding however I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, if you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share. I know this is off subject but I simply wanted to ask. Many thanks!

  • alison July 17, 2013, 4:38 pm

    Mine does say that its only has automatic? I dont like the 24 hr clock !!

  • Eugene December 4, 2013, 4:14 pm

    I have a problem with my time settings. The time shown on receipt of messages is totally different. For instance, if I send an sms at 1241hrs and the receipient responds immediately and receiving time would show 1612hrs. What causes this variance in time?

  • Ravi Shankar December 4, 2013, 4:17 pm

    is your phone time and recipient’s phone time is in sync? is there any time difference.


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