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Set date manually Set time manually Change the region Time format Time zone Automatic date & time

Set date manually

By default, the current date is automatically obtained from the network, but if we want to change this on the Xiaomi smartphone afterwards, we have to disable the automatic date and time feature.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Date & time
Step 4:  Disable  Use network-provided time
Step 5:  Tap on  Date
Step 6:  Set the  date  and tap  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Date & time
  4. Disable Use network-provided time
  5. Tap on Date
  6. Set the date and tap OK

Set time manually

As already mentioned with the date, the time is also obtained automatically from the network; to set the time manually on the Xiaomi smartphone, the automatic date and time function must be disabled.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Date & time
Step 4:  Disable  Use network-provided time
Step 5:  Tap on  Time
Step 6:  Set the  time  and tap  OK
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Date & time
  4. Disable Use network-provided time
  5. Tap on Time
  6. Set the time and tap OK

Change the region

The region is automatically set by default by the Xiaomi smartphone, so if we are on vacation, for example, we can set the region manually if desired.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Region
Step 4:  Choose a  region
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Region
  4. Choose a region

Time format

The time format is used by default, based on the language setting or system language. If you want the time
format to be displayed regardless of the language, you can change it in the Xiaomi smartphone's settings, where you can manually select either 12-hour format or 24-hour format (AM/PM).

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Date & time
Step 4:  Tap on  Time format
Step 5:  Choose  12-/24-hour  or  Auto (based on system language)
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Date & time
  4. Tap on Time format
  5. Choose 12-/24-hour or Auto (based on system language)

Time zone

The timezone or region is taken from the current carrier network. When you connect to a network on the other side of the world, the timezone is also automatically adjusted. We can also change it manually on our Xiaomi smartphone. To do this, we disable the automatic timezone and select another timezone if desired.

Note: In this guide we will disable the network-provided timezone and select a different region with its timezon. The mentioned steps are for illustration purposes only.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Date & time
Step 4:  Disable  Use network-provided time zone
Step 5:  Tap on  Select time zone
Step 6:  Tap on  Region
Step 7:  Choose a  region
Step 8:  Choose the  time zone
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Date & time
  4. Disable Use network-provided time zone
  5. Tap on Select time zone
  6. Tap on Region
  7. Choose a region
  8. Choose the time zone

Automatic date & time

By default, the Xiaomi smartphone retrieves the time and date completely automatically. The device uses the network-provided time for this. However, the time and date can also be adjusted manually. Before doing so, the automatic function must be disabled.

Android 10 (MIUI 12.0)
Step 1:  Open the  Settings
Step 2:  Tap on  Additional settings
Step 3:  Tap on  Date & time
Step 4:  Enable or disable  Use network-provided time
  1. Open the Settings
  2. Tap on Additional settings
  3. Tap on Date & time
  4. Enable or disable Use network-provided time

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