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

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This post describes the steps to sync the system time clock with internet time servers in Windows 11.

Your Windows clock records 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 compare the events’ duration or the intervals between them.

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

By default, your PC automatically syncs its clock with the internet server, typically Microsoft internet servers, once a week. However, 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 essential. Windows lets you automatically set your Time and time zone, or you can set them manually.

Below is how to sync your PC clock with the internet clock when it is out of Sync.

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, click the Sync now button under Additional settings to manually sync your PC clock with Internet servers.

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. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to share.

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