Under certain circumstances, Windows 11’s Set time zone automatically option will be greyed out, preventing you from changing the time zone on your computer. In that case, enabling location services on Windows 11 will fix the problem and enables the time zone option.
By default, Windows 11 has location services enabled. However, if you or some other application disabled location services for privacy reasons, the time zone option will appear greyed out and you will not be able to change the time zone. Additionally, a disabled Windows Time service can also be a cause of the problem.
Whatever the reason, follow the steps outlined in this guide to fix the Windows 11 time zone greyed out issue.
Fix Windows 11 time zone greyed out issue
Follow the steps below to fix the time zone greyed out problem in Windows 11:
- Launch Settings.
- Navigate to the Privacy & Security page.
- Click on the Location option.
- Enable the Location services option.
- Enable the Settings option under Let apps access your location.
- The Windows 11 time zone greyed out issue is fixed.
- You can now change the time zone in Windows 11.
Let’s see these steps in detail:
To fix the time zone greyed out issue and enable the set time zone automatically option on Windows 11, you must enable location services in the Settings app. So, launch the Settings app using the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut or right-click the start icon and choose the Settings option.
In the Settings app, navigate to the “Privacy & Security” tab on the sidebar. Once you are here, scroll down to the App Permissions section and click on the “Location” option.
Next, enable the “Location services” option. After that, enable the “Settings” option under the “Let apps access your location” section.
With that, the problem is fixed. You can now change the Set time zone automatically option and set the time zone manually using the Time zone dropdown menu in the “Time & language > Date & time” page of the Settings app.
Start Windows Time service to enable the time zone option
Additionally, you should ensure that the Windows Time service is running. If it is not running, you should start the service. Windows Time service is essential to set the proper time zone and show the correct time in Windows 11.
Here’s how to start the Windows Time service:
- Press Start.
- Search for “services” and open it.
- Find the Windows Time service from the list.
- Right-click on it and select “Start.”
- With that, the Windows Time service has been started.
After enabling the location services and ensuring that the Windows Time service is running, the problem is fixed and you can change the time zone in Windows 11 as needed.
I hope this simple and easy Windows how-to guide helped you.
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