iPad World Clock Tutorial (Updated)

The iPad World Clock tutorial has been updated to cover iOS 10.

When I first got my iPad, one of the features or apps that I really missed when comparing it with my iPhone was the clock and the possibility to set alarms. Think about it. iPad is an ideal travel companion. Wouldn’t it make sense to have a clock with time for multiple cities and alarms?

iPad World Clock Main Screen

For some strange reason, the iPad World Clock was not included way back on iOS 5 although it was available for the iPhone and iPod touch at that point.

The good news is that the iPad World Clock app has been included and integrated with iOS since version 6 and of course is present on iOS 10 as well. Today I’ll be discussing about the iPad World Clock and its functionality.

Applicable to:
iPad versions: iPad 2, iPad PRO, iPad Air and iPad Mini
iOS versions: iOS 6 to iOS 10

Opening iPad World Clock

From the home screen, click on the Clock icon.

iPad World Clock App icon

The iPad World App starts and displays the time for some of the major cities (New York, Paris, Beijing and Tokyo). Cupertino is listed as well which is the city where Apple is based.

On the bottom of the screen you’ll find a menu with 5 icons:

  • World Clock
  • Alarms
  • Bedtime
  • Stopwatch
  • Timer
  • iPad World Clock Alarms Bedtime Stopwatch Timer

    Adding a city to iPad World Clock

    You can add a clock for a city (based on a list) by tapping on the plus icon that is located on the top right corner of the screen.

    iPad World Clock Add icon
    iPad World Clock Add clock

    You can scroll down the list or start typing the name of your city and select it from the list. In this example, I’m adding Toronto.

    iPad World Clock city added

    Each city that gets added is also displayed on the iPad World Clock Map on top of the screen. You can add more than 6 cities. You are not limited to what fits on the screen. You can see all cities by scrolling up and down.

    Deleting a city from iPad World Clock

    Tap on the Edit button that’s located on the top left corner.

    iPad World Clock Edit icon

    Tap on the red circle next to the city you want to delete.

    iPad World Clock Delete Clock

    The clock for that city gets deleted.

    iPad World Clock city removed

    Moving Clocks around

    You can change the order or layout of the clocks on the screen. To do this, tap and hold a clock and then move it to the position where you would like it to be.

    iPad World Clock changed layout

    Swipe up and down to see other city clocks.

    Temperature on iPad World Clock

    Previous versions of the iPad World Clock used to display the temperature of each city that was added to the screen while connected to the Internet. I noticed that on iOS 10 this functionality is not available anymore. Do not despair, as there are plenty of weather Apps that can be downloaded for iPad.

    On the next post I’ll be discussing about alarms, stopwatch and timer.

    What do you think about the new Clock app for iPad ?
    Let me know by posting a comment below.

15 thoughts on “iPad World Clock Tutorial (Updated)”

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  2. I am currently in Thailand and the Thailand clock is wrong by one hour. World clock says its 11:26 pm when it’s only 10:26pm….

    I live in Fiji and we change our clocks at weird times.

    How can we get the Thailand clock right?


    • Lory,
      There seems to be a software bug related to time change for Fiji already reported by other people. In the meantime, as a workaround you can adjust the time for Fiji and set it to one hour earlier. This will correct the Thailand clock to the proper time while you are away.

      To change your Fiji (local time), go to Settings > General , scroll to bottom and tap on “Date & Time”. Next, switch “Set Automatically” to Off and then tap on “Set Date & Time”. When the “Date & Time” popup dialog box appears, adjust the time to 1 hour earlier. Once this is done you should see the right time for Thailand on the World Clock App.

      Hope this helps :)

  3. thank you! I usually hate blogs and shy away from them most of the time but I was so impressed with yours I totally agree with Eryn this was so very helpful. thanks for changing my mind about blogspots!

    • Thanks Kathy!
      I work hard to reach and help people like you. I’m very pleased to read your comment and look forward to interact further with you :)

  4. I think I’m missing something because i can’t figure out how to tell if a city time is ahead or if it’s am or pm.

    • Hi David,
      On the analogue clocks, below each city name you can see a “Today” or “Tomorrow” label. Also on the map below you can see the city with its time and AM/PM next to it.
      Hope this helps.

  5. How do I change the temperature on the world clock view to Celsius? I would be grateful for some advice on that. Thnx! Monique

  6. I have a new mini. It s displaying the time for Beijing. When I click on the clock, I see that it has the right time for my city (NY). How do I get it to display that time? Thanks

    • Hi Karen,

      To set up the right time for your mini, from the home screen, you have to go to Settings > General > Date & Time.

      Here you have the option to let the time be “Set Automatically” (requires Internet connection) or you can choose the proper “Time Zone” as well as “Set Date & Time”.

      Hope this helps.


    • To change the order of the clocks, simply tap on “Edit” (top left corner). A menu displaying the cities will appear. On the right of each city there’s 3 thin lines. Tap and hold on the 3 lines and then drag the city up or down. Tap on “Edit” again once you are done. The clocks will show in their new location.
      Let me know how that worked for you :-)

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