How to Sync Time in Windows 11

How to Sync Time in Windows 11

It is critical in Windows to keep the system clock time synchronized with the servers. Many services, background operations, and even applications like Microsoft Store rely on system time to function effectively. These apps or systems will fail or crash if the time is not properly adjusted. You might receive several error messages as well. Every motherboard these days includes a battery just to keep the time synced, no matter for how long your PC was turned off. However, the time settings may vary for a variety of reasons, such as a damaged battery or an operating system issue. Not to worry, syncing time is a breeze. We bring to you a perfect guide that will teach you how to sync time in Windows 11.

How to Sync Time in Windows 11

How to Sync Time in Windows 11

You could sync your computer clock to Microsoft time servers using the three methods listed below viz through Settings, Control Panel, or Command Prompt. You can still find a way to sync your computer clock with Command Prompt if you want to go old school.

Method 1: Through Windows Settings

Follow the given steps to sync time on Windows 11 via settings app:

1. Press Windows + I keys simultaneously to open Windows Settings.

2. In the Settings windows, click on Time & language in the left pane.

3. Then, select the Date & time option in the right pane, as shown.

Time and language Settings app. How to Sync Time in Windows 11 

4. Scroll down to Additional settings and click on Sync now to sync Windows 11 PC clock to Microsoft time servers.

Time sync now

Also Read: How to Fix Windows 11 Taskbar Not Working

Method 2: Through Control Panel

Another way to sync time in Windows 11 is through Control Panel.

1. Click on the Search icon and type Control Panel, and click on Open.

Start menu search results for Control Panel. How to Sync Time in Windows 11
2. Then, set View by: > Category and select the Clock and Region option.

Control Panel Window

3. Now, click on Date and Time shown highlighted.

Clock and Region window

4. In the Date and Time window, switch to the Internet Time tab.

5. Click on the Change settings… button, as depicted below.

Date and time Dialog box

6. In the Internet Time Settings dialog box, click on Update now.

7. When you get The clock was successfully synchronized with time.windows.com on Date at Time message, click on OK.

Internet time sync. How to Sync Time in Windows 11 

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Method 3: Through Command Prompt

Here are the steps to sync time on Windows 11 through Command Prompt:

1. Click on the Search icon and type command prompt and click on Run as an administrator.

Start menu search results for Command Prompt

2. Click on Yes in the User Account Control prompt.

3. In the Command Prompt window, type net stop w32time and press Enter key.

Command Prompt window

4. Next, type w32tm /unregister and hit Enter.

Command Prompt window

5. Again, execute the given command: w32tm /register

Command Prompt window

6. Now, type net start w32time and hit the Enter key.

Command Prompt window

7. Lastly, type w32tm /resync and press the Enter key to resync time. Restart your PC to implement the same.

Command Prompt window. How to Sync Time in Windows 11 

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

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