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

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

A time zone is a geographic region within which the same standard time is used. Your device’s time and dates will be set based on the time zone you select.

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

You can let Windows manage your device’s time zone automatically. If you allow Windows to manage your device’s time zone, it will manage system date and time by choosing the correct time zone, daylight saving will automatically be changed and updated.

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

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

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

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

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

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 “Set time zone 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 set the time zone in Windows 11.

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


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