How to remove time and date from taskbar on Windows 10

The taskbar's clock is adding distraction to your workflow? Here's how to disable it on Windows 10.

Taskbar remove time and date
Taskbar remove time and date

On Windows 10, the Clock is a system icon that appears in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar to display the current time and date. If you click the icon, you also get access to the calendar and agenda with upcoming events throughout the day.

Although this information can be useful, it is not for everyone since it can also add unnecessary distraction to the workflow. If this feature is not for you, Windows 10 includes an option to remove (or hide) the time and date from the taskbar using the Settings app.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to remove the Clock icon that displays the time and date information in the taskbar on Windows 10.

How to disable taskbar Clock icon on Windows 10

To hide the time and date information from the notification area, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10

  2. Click on Personalization.

  3. Click on Taskbar.

  4. Under the “Notification area” section, click the Turn system icons on or off option.

    Turn system icons on or off
    Turn system icons on or off
  5. Turn off the Clock toggle switch to remove the time and date information.

    Taskbar disable Clock icon
    Taskbar disable Clock icon

Once you complete the steps, the clock and the current day information will no longer appear in the taskbar’s notification area.

If you want to show the information again, you can use the same instructions, but on step No. 5, make sure to turn on the Clock toggle switch.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].