Windows 11 is able to set the date and time automatically. In general, the system does not cause too many problems in this regard and is mostly correct when determining the time zone. However, sometimes it may be necessary manually set the date and time in Windows. Do you know how to do this? We’ll show you here.
How to change the time and date in Windows 11
The most common way to set the time and date in Windows 11 is via the settings app set. The corresponding section is accessible from the taskbar by right-clicking on the clock. Then you have to match the entry for the date and time, Adjust date and timechoose.
Access date and time settings
Disable the option Set time automaticallyto automatically set the time, which is at the top of the window. You will see that button Change is now enabled to change. click on it.
Disable automatic time and date setting
In the pop-up window you set the date and time according to your personal criteria. When you’re done, click the confirm button.
Change time and date in Windows 11
Windows will quickly change the date and time with the values you entered. To summarize it:
- Right-click the clock in the taskbar.
- Uncheck the Set time automatically option and click the change button.
- Set the time and date and confirm the change.
How to change the time and date in the control panel
In the control panel there is still the possibility to change the time and date. She is in the section Clock and Region.
Change the date and time from the Control Panel
Click on Date and Time or “Date and time” and select the Change date and time button in the pop-up window. Finally, you can adjust the values in the selection box that appears on the screen to your liking.
Steps to change date and time in Windows 11 using Control Panel
This method has exactly the same effect as the first method mentioned in this guide. Keep in mind that you can use either one or the other and get the same results.
- Go to the Control Panel and look for the Clock and Region or Time and Region section.
- Click Date and Time.
- Click Change date and time, set the time and click Ok.
How to change the format of the time and date in Windows 11
In addition to changing the time, you may need to do that as well Format for date and time in Windows 11 change. Without leaving the Settings app, open the section Time & language for the time and language selection and click on Language & region.
Change the format of the date and time
Click the drop-down menu below with the pointer Regional format. Then mark your region to have the system adjust the date and time format.
Select region for date and time format
This parameter can be changed regardless of the main language of the system.