I am using the iOS 9 beta and I am trying to change the date format to

For example today would be:

Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015

In Settings I have looked under ‘Language & Region’, and at the bottom of the page there is something that shows ‘Region Format Example’, but I cannot find a way to set a custom date format without changing my region (which still doesn't allow custom, but it will change it).

Under ‘Date and Time’ there isn't anything either.

  • If you’re in the US, check out New Zealand. It also changes the short date format to d/m/y, though. – Olathe Jun 20 '18 at 0:46

It's currently not possible to set a custom date format on iOS, unlike macOS. On iOS you can only change the date format by changing the region as you discovered.

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  • Does anyone know which country used the Date format: m/d/y? E.g. 9/15/18. Many thanks. I tried the UK and Canada, no dice. – Penny11 Sep 16 '18 at 16:43
  • @Penny11 Is the USA m/d/y? – grg Sep 16 '18 at 16:44
  • My bad for not being more specific. If I choose United States, the iPhone uses this format: Sep 17, 2018. Because of screen space limitations, only Sep 17, 20.. is visible. If I could change to a numbers-only format, e.g., 9/17/18, then everything would fit. – Penny11 Sep 17 '18 at 17:14

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