# 12 hour to 24 hour converter

## World's simplest time tool

With this browser-based application, you can convert time from a 12-hour system to a 24-hour system. Given one or more 12-hour clock times in the range 0-12 with the am/pm time-of-the-day indicators, it converts them to the 00-24 format. It can also pad hours, minutes, and seconds with a zero to make them two digits long and in case of missing seconds or minutes, add them back. Created by computer nerds from team Browserling.

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12 hour to 24 hour converter tool
What is a 12 hour to 24 hour converter?

This is a quick online program for changing the 12-hour time format to the 24-hour time format. It parses all the input time values one-by-one and if a value contains the "am" abbreviation, then it knows that this clock time is from 0-12 (night/morning), but if a value contains the "pm" abbreviation, then this time is from 12-24 (afternoon/evening). If there is no "am" or "pm" symbol, then it's "am" time. If it's "pm" time, then the utility simply adds 12 hours to each clock time and removes the "pm" abbreviation. For example, 2:00pm is converted to 14:00 and 2:00am is converted to 2:00. The program supports full double-digit time format for hours, minutes, and seconds (HH:MM:SS) and non-full time format (H:M:S). In the output, you can preserve the original time format, add zero-padding to single-digit time units, and if the input time doesn't include minutes or seconds, add zero time units in their place. Timeabulous!

12 hour to 24 hour converter examples
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Hours to 24hr Format

In this example, we load a list of 12-hour time values that only have the hours component. The hour values with the same magnitude but different am/pm indicators are grouped together to show how the time values change when they are converted to the 24-hour format. We pad output times with zeros and add the missing zero minutes and zero seconds to the hours to get the full time format HH:MM:SS.

1am
1pm
2am
2pm
3am
3pm
5am
5pm
6am
6pm

01:00:00
13:00:00
02:00:00
14:00:00
03:00:00
15:00:00
05:00:00
17:00:00
06:00:00
18:00:00

**Required options**

Use full 24hr format and
always display hours,
minutes, and seconds.

Add zero padding to hours,
minutes, and seconds to
make them two digits long.

24 Hour HH:MM Format

This example converts five clock times in "H:M A.M./P.M." format to the "HH:MM" 24-hour format. To convert the P.M. values to 24-hour format, it adds 12 hours to each "H" value. The A.M. values are not changed as on both 12-hour and 24-hour clocks the hours are equal. To output the time in "HH:MM" format, the padding option is activated.

4:50 P.M.
9:1 A.M.
9:1 P.M.
10:50 A.M.
11:59 P.M.

16:50
09:01
21:01
10:50
23:59

**Required options**

Use full 24hr format and
always display hours,
minutes, and seconds.

Add zero padding to hours,
minutes, and seconds to
make them two digits long.

Preserve Time Format

In this example, we enter multiple clock times in H:M:S, H:M, and H formats with different am/pm indicators. As we have disabled both options, the conversion algorithm preserves the input time format and doesn't change it in the output. Hours stay hours, hours:minutes stay hours:minutes, and hours:minutes:seconds stay hours:minutes:seconds.

1am
1pm
1:1am
1:1pm
1:1:1am
1:1:1pm

1
13
1:1
13:1
1:1:1
13:1:1

**Required options**

Use full 24hr format and
always display hours,
minutes, and seconds.

Add zero padding to hours,
minutes, and seconds to
make them two digits long.

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You can pass input to this tool via

__?input__query argument and it will automatically compute output. Here's how to type it in your browser's address bar. Click to try!
https://onlinetimetools.com/convert-12hr-to-24hr

__?input__=1am%0A1pm%0A%0A2am%0A2pm%0A%0A3am%0A3pm%0A%0A5am%0A5pm%0A%0A6am%0A6pm&full-time=true&padding=true
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