How To Fix IPhone 5c Showing Incorrect Time

In the last few years, mobile devices evolved, and today, they make our life a lot easier. We can take photos, use all kinds of apps, send and receive emails, etc. Phones show us the time as well, which is why the situation in which the clock is showing incorrect time can be extremely irritating. If you have this problem with your iPhone 5c, you’re not alone, because other users experienced the same issue. We gave our best to help you out, with several ways to fix iPhone 5c showing incorrect time. Check them out, and try the solutions. We hope you’ll find them useful.

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Ways to fix iPhone 5c showing incorrect time

 iPhone 5c Showing Incorrect Time



Solution No.1: Date & Time – toggle “Set Automatically”

The first thing you should try is this: tap on Settings > General > Date & Time, turn off/on the option Set Automatically. We know it’s simple, but be sure it’s effective.

set automatically iPhone steps

Solution No.2: Set the time, Location Services, Airplane mode On/Off

  • Navigate to Settings > Date & Time > Set The Time > ON (if it is turned on, turn it off, wait for a couple of seconds and turn it back on)
  • Go to Settings > Privacy > Location services > ON (if it is turned on, turn it off, wait for a few seconds and turn it on)
  • Navigate to Settings, turn the Airplane mode ON and turn it off after 10 seconds.

Toggle Airplane mode

Solution No.3: Force an app to close

If you are using some of the clock apps available for download in the App Store, it may be the reason why the bug occurred. Tap on the home button two times, and find the clock app among the apps you have been using lately. Swipe up and close it.


Solution No.4: Restart your iPhone 5c

Press and hold the sleep/wake button. When you see the slider, drag it to power off. Once your iPhone 5c is off, again press the same button and turn it on.


Solution No.5: Update iOS

Updating iOS is always a good idea, and many users solved the issue by doing this. You can do it wirelessly. Connect to a Wi-Fi network, go to Settings > General > Software Update and then tap Download and Install.

Update the Software steps

What else?

All these ways to fix iPhone 5c showing incorrect time are simple and some users were able to get rid of the issue. If your device still shows incorrect time, try the solutions below. If they don’t work, visit one of the Apple Stores.


A third-party app is causing the problem

Even though most of the third-party apps work great, there are some applications that are poorly coded and once installed, such apps can cause some issues. If you recently installed a new app and your device started to show incorrect time, delete that application. Go to the Home screen, find the app’s icon, tap and hold it and when an X shows up, click on it and delete the app.

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Erase all content and settings

If nothing else works, backup your files and erase all content and settings. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all content and settings, enter your passcode, and tap Erase iPhone to confirm your action. Once this is completed, set up your iPhone as a new device.

erase all content and settings


Restore your iPhone to factory settings using iTunes

If nothing works, you may want to restore your iPhone to factory settings using iTunes. This will delete everything, including the firmware, so don’t forget to backup your data. Also, make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.

  • Connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes
  • In the Summary panel, click Restore iPhone
  • Click Restore to confirm your action
  • When the restoring process is completed, set up your iPhone as a new device.

Restore iPhone using iTunes


This problem seems to be bothering only iPhone 5c users. If you have tried all the solutions we have listed here, and nothing works, contact Apple or visit one of their stores.

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