Change regional settings for a site

As a site collection administrator, you can choose regional settings for all users of the site. Individual users can choose to use your default settings or specify their own personal settings, which would override your site-level settings. To change your personal settings, see Change your language and region settings.

You must be signed in as a site collection administrator to change regional settings for a site.

To change the regional settings for a site:

  1. From a site page, click the icon for Settings Small Settings gear that took the place of Site Settings., and then click Site Settings.
  2. On the settings page, in the Site Administration section, click Regional Settings.
  3. Update the regional settings and click OK.

Regional Settings

As a site owner, you can choose the following regional settings for your site:

Settings Do this:
Time Zone This setting controls the time zone for the site.
Locale

This setting controls how locale-specific information, such as numbers, dates, time, and calendar settings are displayed on the site. The default values for all of the other regional settings are based on the locale that you choose. When you change the locale setting for a site, all other regional settings are set to the default settings for the new locale. After selecting the locale you want, you can then change these other settings.

Sort Order This setting controls the sort orders that are used for lists and libraries.
Set Your Calendar This setting specifies the type of calendar that you want as your primary calendar. You can also choose whether to display the week of the year, where 1 represents the first week of the year and 52 represents the last week of the year.
Enable An Alternate Calendar This setting enables the settings of an optional calendar to be added to the calendar that you set for your site.
Define Your Work Week This setting specifies which days of the week make up your work week: the first day of each work week and the first week of the year. You can also specify the start and end time of work days.
Time Format

This setting specifies whether to display the time in 12-hour or 24-hour format.

 Note    Depending on what locale you selected, you may be able to select only the 24-hour format.

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Applies to:
SharePoint admin center, SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Online Enterprise (E1), SharePoint Online Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online Midsized Business, SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise (E1 & E2), SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Midsized Business, SharePoint Online operated by 21Vianet - Small Business, SharePoint Online Small Business, SharePoint operated by 21Vianet - admin center, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard