Windows 10 – How to change clock to 12 hour – show AM/PM

The last few times I’ve installed Windows 10 by default the time was set to 24-hour format.


The steps below show how to change the time back to 12-hour format so that AM/PM are displayed.

How to change Windows 10 time from 24-hour to 12-hour format

  1. Click on the clock at the bottom right of your screen then click on ‘Date and time settings’
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  3. In the left side of the window, scroll down to ‘Formats’ and click on ‘Change date and time formats’
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  5. Under ‘Short time’ select ‘hh:mm tt’
  6. Under ‘Long time’ select ‘hh:mm:ss tt’
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  8. Close the window
  9. Your time will now be in 12-hour format and will display the AM/PM value.
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