How to Turn On or Off Set Time Automatically in Windows 11

This post describes steps to turn On or Off “Set time automatically” in Windows 11.

Your Windows clock is used to record events and time associated with those events whenever you create or modify files. Time helps you record events that occur from the past through the present and future, and to compare the duration of events or the intervals between them.

Keeping the correct time for your PC is important. Windows lets you to set your time and time zone automatically, or you can set them manually.

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

How to enable or disable set the time automatically in Windows 11

As mentioned above, you can turn On or Off Set time automatically in Windows.

If you don’t allow Windows to set the system 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 Set time automatically to On or Off.

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

How to manually set time in Windows 11

If you turn off “Set 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 you to manually set the time.

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


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