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How to Change Date and Time in Windows 11

Simple guide to change date and time in laptops and computers running on Windows 11.

Windows 11 is an upcoming version of the Windows series from Pioneer Microsoft. It is the successor of Windows 10 OS and will be available as an update for all Windows 10 users. It is the major release from Microsoft since 2015 so as a user we can expect lots and lots of inbuilt features with ease of use and flexibility. With the Beta test results, we came to know how to use the Windows 11 functions. It is no harm to learn before the release. There is a lot more to know but here we are discussing how to change the date and time in Windows 11.

How to Change Date and Time in Windows 11

The following are the methods that are used to change date and time in Windows 11.

  • Change Date and Time through Settings
  • Via Control Panel
  • Using PowerShell
  • With Command Prompt

1. Through Settings

Change Date and Time in Windows 11

1. Right-click on the Date and Time on the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Windows 11 Time and Date Settings

2. Choose Adjust Date and Time option. Or go to Settings >> Time and Language >> Date and Time.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 through Settings

3. If you are okay with the automatic time update, turn on the Set Time Automatically option. If not, turn it off and click Change.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 through Settings

4. Set the date and time manually by using the drop-downs on the next Window.

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Change Date and Time Format in Windows 11

1. In order to change the Time and Date Format, go to Settings >> Time and Language.

2. Click on the Language and Region.

Windows 11 Language & region serrings

3. Click on Regional Format choose the region you want and click Change Formats.

Change formats in Windows 11

4. For date, choose the desired format, and for the time, choose either a 12-hour clock or 24-hour clock.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 through Settings

2. Via Control Panel

Change Date and Time in Windows 11

1. Click on the Start Menu and search for the Control Panel.

2. Launch the Control Panel on your Windows 11 PC.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 Via Control Panel

3. Select the Date and Time option.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 Via Control Panel

4. On the pop-up window click on the Change Date and Time option.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 Via Control Panel

5. Click on the correct date and also set the time using the analogue clock.

6. Click OK and you are done.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 Via Control Panel

Change Date and Time Format in Windows 11

1. Open the Control Panel >> Date and Time >> Change Date and Time.

2. Click on the Change Calendar Settings.

Change calendar settings

3. Choose the Time and Date format as you want.

4. Click Ok and then click Apply.

Change the format

3. Through PowerShell

Change Date and Time in Windows 11

1. Open the Start Menu and search for PowerShell.

Run Windows Powershell

2. Choose the Run as Administrator option.

3. One simple comment will change the Date and Time.

4. Enter Set-Date -Date “dd/mm/yyyy HH:MM AM” or use Set-Date -Date “dd/mm/yyyy HH:MM PM”.

For instance Set-Date -Date “09/10/2021 06:04 AM” or Set-Date -Date “09/10/2021 06:04 PM”.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 through PowerShell

5. Press Enter and it is all set.

Change Date and Time Format in Windows 11

You can change the format by specifying the command in a different way. For instance, instead of Set-Date -Date “dd/mm/yyyy HH:MM PM” you could try Set-Date -Date “mm/dd/yyyy HH:MM PM”.

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4. With Command Prompt

1. Click on the Start Menu and search cmd.

2. Choose Run as Administrator.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 With Command Prompt

3. Enter the command as date dd/mm/yyyy or date mm/dd/yyyy. For instance, to set the date as 16th Sept 2021, you can type as Date 16/09/2021 or 09/16/2021.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 With Command Prompt

4. To set the time, use the command: time HH:MM. To set time as 6.10 PM you can either use time 06:10 or time 18:10.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 With Command Prompt

Sync your PC with Global Server for Automatic Date and Time adjustment

1. Go to Control Panel and choose Change Date and Time.

2. Click on the Internet Time tab.

3. Choose Change Settings.

4. Choose your preferred server.

5. Click on Update Now and click OK.

Change Date and Time in Windows 11 With Command Prompt

6. If you don’t want to sync your time with an Internet server. Uncheck the box near “Synchronize with an internet time server.”

And that is it. You have successfully changed the time and date settings on your Windows 11 PC. It is the same as that of Windows 10 but with minimal differences. If you have any queries related to this, do let us know in the comment section below. Make sure to communicate with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Raashid

Content Writer @techowns.com

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