4 Way to change the date and time in Windows 11

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If the time or date on your Windows 11 is not correct, this is how you can correct it. You decide to let it sync automatically, but if that doesn't work, you can configure it manually. Furthermore, we will also discuss how to change the date and time format, for both short dates and long dates.



Microsoft's Windows 11, the successor to Windows 10, is packed with a ton of UI updates, from minor differences to big noticeable differences, there are a host of changes to explore.

And here today, we will cover How to Change Date and Time in Windows 11 with comprehensive and detailed guides. So without further ado, let's get started right away.


Change the date and time in Windows 11 manually



  • On the desktop screen, right-click on the 'Date and Time' widget at the bottom of the taskbar.
  • Click on the 'Set date/time' option from the pop-up list.
  • You will be taken to the Date and Time configuration screen. 
  • Check if the option 'Set time automatically is activated. If so, click the switch button to turn it off.
  • If it was already off, continue to the next step.
  • Now under the heading 'Set date and time manually, click on the 'Change' button.
  • Now you can change the date and time according to your choice.
  • To apply the changes you made, click the 'Change' button.
  • And that is! The date and time changes have been applied successfully.


Change the date and time format in Windows 11



The steps to change the date, time, and regional format in Windows 11 are shown below. This will help you change the format for the short date, long date, short time, and long time.

  • On the desktop screen, right-click on the 'Date and Time' widget at the bottom of the taskbar.
  • Click on the 'Set date/time' option from the pop-up list.
  • Here in the date and time settings screen, on the right-hand side under the heading 'Related settings', you will see an option for 'Date, time and regional format'. Click on it.
  • You will be taken to the Region Settings screen. 
  • Here you can change the region of your device and the regional format.
  • Select your country/region here.
  • Also, to change the date and time format, 
  • Scroll down the same screen to find the 'Change data formats' option and click on it.
  • Here you can change the calendar, day, date, and time formats according to your choice.

  • Click on the time field to change it.


Change date and time in Windows 11 with that old UI



You can also change the date and time in Windows 11 in a conventional way. To change the date and time with the traditional method (old user interface), follow these steps.


  • Navigate to the region settings screen by following the steps mentioned above. 
  • On the right-hand side, under the heading 'Related settings', you will see an option for 'Additional date, time and region settings. Click on it.
  • Alternatively, you can also open the Control Panel on your system and click on the 'Clock and Region' option, and you will be directed to the same point as the previous step.
  • You will now be able to see a section called 'Date and Time' here on the dashboard. Click on it.
  • The date and time settings will open. Continue with the "Change date and time" button.
  • Now you can change the date and time of your system in the respective fields.
  • After setting the date and time according to your preferences, click the 'OK' button to confirm and apply the changes.


An alternative way to access data and time settings in Windows 11



  • On the desktop screen, click the Start button or press the Start icon on your keyboard.
  • From the start menu, click on the 'Settings' option.
  • You will be taken to Settings. Here you will find the option 'Time and language'. Click on it.


And done! That's all about changing the date and time in Windows 11. Hope you found this helpful.

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