How to Turn On or Off Adjust for Daylight Saving Time Automatically in Windows 11

This post describes steps to turn On or Off “Adjust for daylight saving time automatically” in Windows 11.

A daylight saving time (DST) is a practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time. The process is reversed during the fall months.

Windows can automatically manage DST if you allow it to. Many services and applications depend on Windows operating system for daylight saving time (DST) and time zone (TZ) information.

Your schedules and alarms also depend on your computer’s DST settings; therefore, choosing the correct time zone and updated DST settings is very important.

To make sure that Windows has the latest and most accurate time data, Microsoft continuously monitors DST and TZ changes that are announced by governments around the world.

You can let Windows manage your device’s daylight saving time automatically. If you allow Windows to manage your device’s DST settings, it will manage system date and time, and daylight saving will automatically be changed and updated.

You can also choose not to have Windows managing your device DST settings. If you do, you will need to manually update the correct daylight saving time if needed.

Below is how to tell Windows to set or not set the DST settings automatically.

How to enable or disable adjust for daylight saving time automatically in Windows 11

As mentioned above, you can turn On or Off “Adjust for daylight saving time” automatically in Windows.

If you don’t allow Windows to adjust for daylight saving time automatically, you will have to manually set it.

Below is how to enable or disable it.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. On Windows Settings app, click the Time & language on the left, then select the Date & time tile on the right pane as highlighted in the image below.

On the System > Time & language > Date & time settings pane, toggle the switch button for Adjust for daylight saving time automatically to On or Off.

The Adjust for daylight saving time automatically setting will be grayed out if Set time zone automatically is turned on.

If the switch is On, Windows will automatically manage the system time zone. If Off, you’ll manually set the time zone for all users.

How to manually set time zone in Windows 11

If you turn off “Adjust for daylight saving time automatically” in Windows 11 as described above, you will have to manually set the time for your Windows device.

Go to Settings > Time & language > Date & time. Under Current data and time, toggle the button switch to the Off position to allow users to manually adjust for daylight saving time in Windows 11.

That should do it! You can now close Windows settings app.


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