Question about the time in the status bar

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  1. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible to have the "AM" and "PM" to appear in uppercase instead of lowercase?

    I saw it in uppercase on a screenshot a user posted on this forum but can't find a way to do it myself.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    One solution is to use 24-hour time format and then the am/pm (AM/PM) isn't displayed at all.
     
  3. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    He asked for uppercase instead of lowercase. Your answer is not a solution....it actually doesn't even address the OP's question.
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    Jailbreak. The only solution.
     
  5. Curun macrumors 6502

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    Odd, always been uppercase on every iPhone Ive seen.

    Regional?
     

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  6. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Mine is uppercase running stock 7.06 not jail broken. I would like lowercase better. Maybe we should trade? I'll send you mine, here: AM PM
     
  7. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Same. Never seen one in lowercase until now.
     
  8. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Must be regional. It's upper case for me as well. I'm in the US.
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Actually it is a solution if OP is sufficiently put off by the lower case AM and PM and can't change it. It depends on how repulsive OP finds the lower case letters.

    :p;)
     
  10. thegrants82 macrumors 65816

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    It's not a solution because the OP didn't ask how to remove it.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like either jailbreak or perhaps try changing some regional settings (like US vs UK or maybe even AU or Canada).
     
  12. Broph macrumors 6502

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    Great, now I feel weird. I'm from New Zealand, but I see no reason why this should be a regional issue.
     

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  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Based on some definition that Apple is using, the regional settings for AU/NZ might specify to use "am" and "pm", while in US they are specified to be "AM" and "PM". As to why those kinds of differences might exist and why Apple chose to use these kinds of definitions, I guess it's anyone's guess.
     
  14. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    Yep, it's region settings. I just switched my phone from US to New Zealand and the am/pm is lower case.
     
  15. csixty4 macrumors regular

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    This is defined by the Unicode CLDR, the standard which modern operating systems and programming languages use to get these settings.

    The default for English-speaking locales (en) is AM/PM, but Great Britain (en_GB) specifically overrides the dayPeriod wide formats to be am/pm.

    No reason is given (it's just a database) but it's probably to avoid confusion with the abbreviations for Assembly Member and Prime Minister.
     
  16. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I have beer seen lower case before but I'm happy to have upper case I think it looks better
     
  17. LordQ Suspended

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    Here in Mexico is lowercase and with dots (a.m.) (p.m.)
     
  18. Sirious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Confirmed:
    It is a regional thing.

    I changed my settings from UK to US too and the clock updated from "am" to "AM".
    Not sure why Apple decided to do this inconsistency but I prefer how it looks in uppercase IMHO.

    Not a big deal though, but it's good to know!
    Thanks everyone!
     
  19. cynics macrumors G4

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    I'm curious now if any other countries besides the US has uppercase.

    So far it looks like NZ and Mexico are lowercase....
     

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