Windows 11 allows showing multiple clocks in the taskbar’s notification center. Here is how to enable and show multiple clocks in Windows 11.
Windows 11 shows the current time and date on the taskbar by default. Generally, Windows 11 can automatically detect the date and time settings depending on the country you chose while installing or using the internet time feature. That being said, you can configure this clock to show the date and time from any place you want. You can even enable daylight saving, if available.
As most of you know, the default clock in Windows 11 appears on the rightmost side of the taskbar. If you open the Notification center, either by clicking on the date and time or pressing the “Start + N” shortcut, you will just see the long date above the calendar. Unlike Windows 10, you no longer see a long time above the calendar.
For a vast majority of users, seeing one clock is sufficient. After all, you can change this clock to any country or region you want with just a few clicks. However, what if you want to see multiple clocks in Windows 11? There are many reasons to show two or more clocks in Windows 11.
For example, maybe you are working with a client who lives in a different time zone or country, wants to attend an online conference in another country, constantly moving between time zones, etc. No matter the reason, Windows 11 supports showing multiple clocks. All you have to do is enable the additional clocks functionality, configure the date and time as needed, and then show them. It is pretty easy to show extra clocks in Windows 11.
So, without delay, this easy how-to guide will show the steps to show multiple clocks in Windows 11. Follow the guide closely, and you will have multiple clocks shown in the Windows 11 Notification Center.
Show multiple clocks in Windows 11
To show an additional clock, you need to turn it on first, configure the date and time, and enable select the option to show. You can do all this from the Windows 11 Settings app. It is straightforward to do. Here is how.
- Right-click on the date and time on the taskbar.
- Select the “Adjust Date and Time” option.
- Scroll down and click the “Additional clocks” option.
- Select the first “Show this clock” checkbox.
- Choose a time zone from the “Select time zone” dropdown menu.
- Type a name in the “Enter display name” field.
- Click the “Apply” button.
- Click the “Ok” button.
- Select the second “Show this clock” checkbox to add another clock.
- Click on the date and time on the taskbar to see the newly added clock.
Let us see the same steps in a bit more detail and with screenshots:
Use the Settings app shortcut “Start key + I” to open it. You can also right-click on the taskbar Start icon and select “Settings” from the Power User menu to open Windows 11 Settings. After that, go to the “Time and Language > Date and Time” page. You can get to this exact page by right-clicking on the taskbar’s date and time and selecting the “Adjust Date and Time” option.
Once you are here, scroll down and click on the “Additional clocks” button. You will see the option under the “Related settings” section. As you can tell from the option name, it will let you enable, configure, and add additional clocks in Windows 11.
The above action will open the “Additional Clocks” tab in the Date and Time window. Here, select the first “Show this clock” checkbox. Next, choose the time zone of your choice from the “Select time zone” dropdown menu. For example, I chose “Seoul.” After that, type a name in the “Enter a display name” field. This name will appear next to the clock.
Click the “Apply” and “Ok” buttons to save changes.
That is it. With that, you added another clock in Windows 11. Click on the taskbar’s date and time to see the newly added additional clock. It will appear right on top of the calendar with the name you’ve given.
To add another clock, select the second “Show this clock” checkbox, configure the clock, and click the “Apply” and “Ok” button.
The third clock will appear right under the second clock in the calendar flyout menu.
Remove multiple clocks in Windows 11
If you no longer want to see additional clocks in Windows 11, you can remove them from the settings app. Here is how to do it.
- Open the Windows 11 Settings app.
- Go to the “Time & Language > Date & Time” page.
- Click on the “Additional clocks” option at the bottom.
- Uncheck both “Show this clock” checkboxes.
- Click the “Apply” button.
- Click the “Ok” button.
- With that, you’ve removed the additional clocks in Windows 11.
Can I add more than two additional clocks in Windows 11?
No. As of now, you can only add two additional clocks in Windows 11. If you really need that feature, you might have to use a third-party application to show more than two additional clocks in Windows 11.
Windows 11 shows the wrong time
After adding the additional clock(s), Windows 11 might take a few seconds to update the time. You can force Windows 11 to show the correct time if you want to.
To do that, make sure you are connected to the internet, go to the “Time & Language > Date & Time” page. Click the “Sync now” button under the “Additional settings” section. As soon as you click the button, Windows 11 gets the correct time from the Internet Time Server.
That is it. It is that simple add or show multiple clocks in Windows 11.
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