Is your Windows 11 computer or tablet showing an incorrect date, time, or both? This guide shows you how to set the correct date and time in Windows 11.
The following are the four ways to change the date and time in Windows 11.
Method 1 of 4
Change the date and time via Settings in Windows 11
Step 1: Perform a right-click on the date/time widget on the taskbar and then click Adjust date and time option. This will open Settings > Time & language > Date & time page.
Step 2: Here, to set the time manually, you need to turn off the Set time automatically option. So, turn off the Set time automatically first.
Step 3: Next, click on the Change button next to the Set the date and time manually option.
Step 4: In the resulting dialog, select the correct date and time from the drop-down boxes before clicking the Change button.
The new date and time will be set immediately.
Method 2 of 4
Automatically set date and time in Windows 11
Windows 11 can automatically set the correct date and time on your PC, provided your computer is connected to a working internet connection and the right time zone is selected.
Step 1: Right-click the date/time on the taskbar and then click Adjust date and time.
Step 2: On the Date & time page, turn on the Set time automatically option.
If your Windows 11 PC is connected to an active internet connection, Windows 11 will immediately set the correct date and time depending on the time zone. If the Windows 11 PC is not connected to the internet, the time will not be changed.
Method 3 of 4
Change the time zone to change the date and time in Windows 11
As we all know, different time zones have different times. So, when you change the time zone, the date and time will be automatically set for the selected time zone. To change the time zone:
Step 1: Go to Windows 11 Settings > Time & language > Date & time page.
Step 2: In the Time zone section, select your time zone to set the correct date and time for the selected time zone.
Method 4 of 4
Change date and time via Control Panel in Windows 11
In addition to the Settings app, the old Control Panel can also be used to change the date and time in Windows 11. Here is how.
Step 1: Open the Control Panel.
Step 2: Click on the Clock and Region link.
Step 3: Next, under Date and Time, click Set the time and date link to open the Date and time dialog (refer to the picture below).
Step 4: Here, click the Change date and time button.
Step 5: Set the correct date and time. Click OK. And finally, click the Apply button to apply the selected date and time.
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