How to Change Time Zone in Windows 11

Windows 11 showing the wrong time zone? Here are how to change the time zone in Windows 11 in simple steps with pictures.

Though it doesn’t look like much, showing the correct time is essential in Windows or any other operating system. Without proper time, a lot of things will go wrong in the operating system. Some websites and applications will refuse to work; you cannot access many Windows applications and web services. You will see all kinds of security errors while browsing the internet. As you can tell, showing the correct time in Windows is essential.

One of the important things the system will depend on to show the correct time is the time zone setting. Like with the system language, Windows 11 will automatically set the time zone according to the country you chose while installing the OS. The time zone will help Windows 11 set the correct time and daylight savings. Generally, most people don’t have to worry about time zone settings. However, sometimes Windows might make a mistake, or you might have to change the time zone manually. For example, if you were traveling between countries and turned off the Location Services, you must manually adjust the time zone in Windows 11.

The good thing is, Windows 11 makes it easy to change the time zone setting. All you have to do is select an appropriate time zone from the dropdown menu, and you are good to go.

Without further ado, this straightforward guide will show you how to change the time zone in Windows 11 operating system.

Change time zone in Windows 11

To change the time zone settings in Windows 11, we can use the Settings app. Here is where to find the time zone option and how to change it.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select “Time & Language” on the sidebar.
  3. Click on the “Date & time” option.
  4. Turn off the “Set time zone automatically” option.
  5. Select a time zone from the “Time zone” dropdown menu.
  6. Click the “Sync now” button.
  7. Close the Settings app.
  8. With that, you’ve changed the time zone in Windows 11.

Detailed steps:

As always, the first thing to do is open the Settings app. To do that, either press the “Start key + I” shortcut or click on the Settings icon in the Quick Settings panel. You can also click the Settings icon in the Start menu.

In the Settings app, go to the “Time & Language > Date & time” page. Here, turn off the “Set time zone automatically” option. This will let you set the time zone manually. Now, select a time zone of your choice from the “Time zone” dropdown menu.

change time zone in Windows 11

As soon as you select a time zone, it is set automatically. Finally, click the “Sync now” button under the “Additional Settings” section. This will make Windows to force sync time and so that it shows the correct time.

You can now safely close the Settings app.

That is all. It is that simple to change the time zone in Windows 11.

I hope that helps.

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