How to Manually Change the Date and Time in Windows 11

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This post describes the steps to manually change the date and Time in Windows 11.

By default, Windows automatically sets the date and time based on your time zone, country, and region. In addition, daylight saving time (DST) is also set automatically based on the country and region you are in.

Allowing Windows to manage your System’s date and Time automatically will ensure that your PC date and Time are accurate as long as you have an internet connection to time servers online.

That said, Windows also allows you to manually manage your System’s data and Time. When you manually change and update your System’s date and Time, you will have to do it every time there’s a change.

You must be signed in as an administrator and turn off Set Time automatically to change the date and Time manually.

Below is how to do that in Windows 11.

How to manually change system date and Time in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows allows users to manage their system data manually. You can do it independently if you don’t want Windows automatically setting the date and time.

Below is how to do that.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for the majority of its settings. As a result, everything can be done, from system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows 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 the 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 Off.

Once the Set Time automatically is set to Off, you will then be able to set the date and Time for all users manually.

Further down on the Date & time settings pane, locate the Set the date and time manually tile. Then click on the Change button.

You can change the date and time on the pop-up window as shown below. When you are done, click the Change button to save.

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


This post showed you how to change the date and Time in Windows 11 manually1. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment below to report.

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