How to Change the Clock Style in StandBy Mode on iPhone


The new StandBy mode feature on iPhones running iOS 17 and later comes with a nice, large clock display. And if you don’t like the default clock, don’t worry. There are five other clock style options you can choose from.

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Steps to Change the Clock Style in StandBy Mode on iPhone

  1. Make sure your iPhone is charging through either the Lightning cable, USB-C or MagSafe, and sitting on its side. Eventually the StandBy mode screen will be displayed.
  2. Swipe from right to left across the screen until you see the large clock.

  1. Swipe up, from the bottom of your screen to the top of the screen repeatedly to see different clock options.

At the moment of this video, there are five different clock options.

After you find the clock style you want to use going forward, leave that display up and that will be the clock that gets displayed whenever your iPhone enters StandBy mode.

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