How to Manually Change Date And Time on Windows 11?

Make use of the Control Panel and Settings App!


Windows 11 is here, and it’s only fair if you have questions about it. Also, if your system’s time is incorrect, much could go wrong. Windows usually syncs the system time using the Internet. However, it can sometimes cause glitches and result in the system displaying the time incorrectly.

With Windows 11, there come a lot of new features and parts of the user interface to explore. Even basic tasks like changing time can be hard to find at once. Above all, you can surely rely on the Control Panel and the Settings app to tweak the time on Windows 11.

Manually change date and time in Windows 11

To change the time on Windows 11, you can rely on the Settings app and Control Panel. Let’s have a look at both methods.

Change time via Control Panel

Yes, you can still change the time on Windows 11 from Control Panel. Here’s how.

1. Click on the Start menu icon, and search and open Control Panel. Alternatively, you can press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog. There, type control and press enter.

2. Once there, click on the Clock and Region option on its home page.

control panel home
Clock and Region option in Control Panel

3. Then, click on the “Set the time and date” button under the Time and Date heading.

4. Furthermore, click on the Change date and time button. You can now manually adjust the time of the day along with the date. Also, you can change the time zone from the previous screen.

time and date options on windows 11
Change time via Control Panel.

After the time is set, press OK on both windows to save the settings.

Change date and time via Settings

Microsoft has worked hard on the new Settings app, so make sure to explore the same. Here’s how to configure the time via Settings.

1. Open the Settings app and navigate to Time & language > Data & time. Alternatively, you can right-click on the time widget in the taskbar and click on Adjust date and time.

open time settings
Open time settings.

2. In there, click on Date & time. Now, you’ll need to toggle off the “Set time automatically” option.

3. The tab reading “Set the date and time manually” will now become available. Click on the Change button on the tab.

change time in settings
Change time in Settings.

4. Finally, a pop-up window will appear where you can change the time. Configure the time and click on Change.

configure time
Configuring the system time.

You have now successfully changed the system time. Alternatively, you can sync the time to match with the correct one as per the Internet Time Servers.

Like this guide? Make sure to check our useful Windows 11 guides to help you use the new OS.

Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth Dudeja

An engineering student with a keen interest in most aspects of technology. Likes to write about Microsoft, Apple, Laptops, Gaming, etc.
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