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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

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

Starting with Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update), the Settings app is adding 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’ll learn the easy steps to synchronize the date and time on your Windows 10 installation.

How to sync date and time manually using Settings

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

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Time & Language.

  3. Click on Date & time.

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

    Synchronize clock on Windows 10
    Synchronize clock on Windows 10
    Quick Tip: If the process fails, wait a few seconds, and try again.

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

If you don’t see this option, it’s because you’re not using the supported version of Windows 10 that supports this feature in the Settings app. This feature is available starting with Windows 10 version 1903 (May 2019 Update).