How to Sync PC Clock with Internet Time Server in Windows 11

This post describes steps to sync system time clock with internet time servers 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.

By default, your PC syncs its clock with internet server, typically Microsoft internet servers once a week automatically. If your system clock is out of sync, you can manually sync it from the Windows system app, and the steps below will show you how to do that.

Syncing your PC clock will ensure your PC clock is accurate.

How to sync computer clock with internet server in Windows 11

As mentioned above, 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 sync your PC clock with internet clock when it is out of sync.

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:

windows 11 start menu settings updated

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.

windows 11 time and language date and time

On the System > Time & language > Date & time settings pane, under Additional settings, click the Sync now button to manually sync your PC clock with internet servers.

windows 11 sync now time clock

Alternatively, use Windows Terminal to sync the system clock from the command line.

To sync the system clock using Windows Terminal, go and open Windows Terminal as administrator and select Windows PowerShell or Command Prompt.

On the command prompt, type the commands below to sync the system clock.

w32tm /resync

That should do it!


This post showed you how to sync Windows 11 system clock with internet servers. If you find any error above or have something to share, please use the comment form below.

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