12-Hour Clock AM PM Time Suffixes

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  1. Zedcars macrumors 6502

    Zedcars

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    #1
    Hi,

    I like to use the 12-hour clock format. Since I upgraded to iOS9 the am pm suffixes have acquired an abbreviation dot/punctuation: a.m., p.m.

    I do not like this as it is over fussy and clutters up the interface unnecessarily (which is strangely the opposite of Apple's modus operandi).

    Is there any way to get back to the simpler non-punctuated abbreviations?
     

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  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    #2
    Must be based on regional settings. In US it seems to use "AM" and "PM".
     
  3. Zedcars thread starter macrumors 6502

    Zedcars

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    #3
    Yes, you are right. I changed my Region setting to Australia as that gives me the time and date format I like.

    I actually live in the UK so I hope it doesn't have any adverse effects on any other iOS 9 services.

    Thank you.
     
  4. iZac macrumors 68000

    iZac

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    #4
    I had the same immediate dislike for those two little dots cluttering up my menu bar. After reading C DMs response, I changed mine to the Falkland Islands since I assumed setting it to Australia might default some input to Australian Dollars.

    Thanks for the advice here though, it's really been bugging me, and I hate the 24 hour clock
     
  5. Zedcars thread starter macrumors 6502

    Zedcars

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    #5
    I'm extremely happy to report that the iOS 9.2 update has removed the two dots after the am, pm suffix (UK region format).

    Hip hip hurray! :)
     
  6. iZac macrumors 68000

    iZac

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    Zedcars, I'm delighted you remembered this thread and gave us an update.

    Just switched back to the UK region now, Cheers man!
     
  7. tomi03 macrumors regular

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    #7
    I use the Swiss/Danish/Swedish/Norwegian suffix, it looks like this:

    09.30
    12.30
    16.30

    And it doesn't affect anything if you change these settings, be I tried the normal one and nothing happened
     
  8. Zedcars thread starter macrumors 6502

    Zedcars

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    #8
    That's fine. But I prefer to use a 12-hour clock.
     
  9. Zedcars thread starter macrumors 6502

    Zedcars

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    No problem. :)
     

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