How to Easily Change the Clock on Your 2019 Subaru Outback: Step-by-Step Guide

As a Subaru Outback owner, you may have noticed that the clock on your car’s dashboard is not showing the right time. This can be frustrating, but fortunately correcting the time on your 2019 Subaru Outback’s clock is not only an easy process, but also an essential one. You need to ensure that you have an accurate representation of time while you are on the road. This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of changing the clock display and settings on your 2019 Subaru Outback.

Understanding the Clock Display

Before proceeding with the clock setting process, it’s important to understand the clock display. The clock is located in the center of your car’s dashboard, above the infotainment system. The clock is digital and can display time in the 12-hour or 24-hour format.

Accessing the Clock Settings

To access the clock settings menu, there are a few simple steps that you need to follow. First, turn on your car’s engine and ensure that the car is in park. Then follow these steps:

  1. Press the "Home" button on the infotainment system
  2. Navigate to the "Settings" icon
  3. Scroll down until you see "Clock"
  4. Tap on "Clock"

Adjusting the Time

Once you have accessed the clock settings menu, it’s time to adjust the time. There are a couple of ways to adjust the time on your clock, including:

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1. Automatic Time Adjustment

If your 2019 Subaru Outback is equipped with the GPS Navigation system, your clock will automatically adjust the time based on your GPS location. This is the quickest and easiest way to adjust the time.

2. Manual Time Adjustment

If your car is not equipped with a GPS Navigation system or the system is not able to receive a signal, you can manually adjust the time on your clock. To manually adjust the time:

  1. Tap on the "Manual" option in the clock settings menu
  2. Use the "+" and "-" buttons to adjust the hours and minutes
  3. Verify that you have selected AM or PM accordingly.

Setting the clock to the correct time

Once you have adjusted the time, you should verify that it is set to the correct time. To do this:

  1. Press the "Home" button on the infotainment system
  2. Navigate to the "Clock" icon
  3. Verify that the displayed time is correct


If for some reason, the clock on your 2019 Subaru Outback is still not displaying the correct time, or you are experiencing other issues, there are a few things you can try. One thing to try is to reset the clock by selecting the options for "Factory Settings", and then following the prompts until you reach "Settings Reset."

In addition, if you still experience issues even after resetting the settings, you can consult the owner’s manual, or get in touch with your Subaru dealership for help.


Changing the clock on your 2019 Subaru Outback may seem like a daunting task, but using the simple steps outlined in this guide, it’s easy to do. Ensuring that your clock displays the right time is essential for your safety, and also prevents you from being late for your appointments. With this easy step-by-step guide, you can rest easy knowing that you can easily change the clock on your Subaru Outback whenever you need to.

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Alton Brobst

As a longtime Subaru enthusiast, Alton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our blog. From his early days of tinkering with engines to his current role as a certified Subaru technician, Alton has seen it all when it comes to Subarus. When he's not working on cars, he enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors.

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