How to sync the clock manually on Windows 10

If your system clock is out of sync, use these steps to resynchronize the correct date and time using the Windows 10 Settings app.

Sync clock with time server on Windows 10
Sync clock with time server on Windows 10

On Windows 10, you’ve been able to synchronize the clock to the correct date and time on your computer for a long time, but the setting was buried in Control Panel.

Starting with Windows 10 1903 and higher releases, the Settings app has the option to sync the clock using the “Time & Language” settings, which can come in handy when the time server has been disabled, or the clock is showing the time accurately.

In this guide, you will learn the easy steps to synchronize the date and time on your Windows 10 installation.

Sync date and time manually on Windows 10 using Settings

To synchronize your clock using the Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on Time & Language.

  3. Click on Date & time.

  4. Under the “Synchronize your clock” section, click the Sync now button.

    Windows 10 sync date and time manually

    Quick tip: If the process fails, wait a few seconds, and try again.

Once you complete the steps, Windows 10 will synchronize the clock (including the date) with the time server currently configured on the device. You can also see when the synchronization took place and when a server was used.

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 15 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 21 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].