How to fix clock out of sync on Windows 11

If the clock isn't showing the correct time and date, use these steps to fix this problem on Windows 11.

Windows 11 fix clock date and time

On Windows 11, it’s crucial to have an accurate time configured on a computer to avoid problems connecting with online services and apps since the system relies on this information for security and to function correctly.

Although Windows 11 does a good job setting and maintaining the clock information automatically, sometimes the time and date may go out of sync for many reasons. For instance, the system may lose connectivity with the online servers, the firmware’s battery may no longer hold a charge messing up the clock every time you turn on the computer, or the incorrect time zone may be configured on the device, and more.

Whatever the reason it might be, Windows 11 includes various settings to fix the clock out of sync to show the correct time and date on the computer.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to adjust the clock manually to show the correct date and time on Windows 11.

Sync clock on Windows 11

To sync the clock to fix the time and date information on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Time & language.

  3. Click the Date & time page.

  4. Under the “Additional settings” section, click the Sync now button.

    Clock sync manually

  5. (Optional) Turn on the “Set time automatically” toggle switch option.

Once you complete the steps, the system clock should show the correct time information in the Taskbar.

Change clock on Windows 11

To change the date and time manually on your computer, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Time & language.

  3. Click the Date & time page on the right side.

  4. Turn off the “Set time automatically” toggle switch (if applicable).

  5. Click the “Change button for the Set the date and time manually” setting.

    Change date and time manually

  6. Configure the correct time and date for the system.

  7. Click the Change button.

    Change date and time setting

  8. Turn off the “Set time zone automatically” toggle switch.

    Disable automatic time zone

  9. Select the correct time zone based on your location using the “Time zone” setting (if applicable).

  10. Turn on the “Adjust for daylight saving time automatically” toggle switch (if applicable).

After you complete the steps, the Taskbar should display the correct date and time information.