How to Set Time Automatically in Windows 10

Your Windows 10 laptop or desktop computer has a lot of settings that you can adjust so that everything behaves the way you would like. This includes things like deciding which apps launch automatically when you start the computer, but it also includes things like how the time is determined.

While you are able to manage the time on the computer manually, it can be tedious to update the time yourself if you change time zones or during Daylight Savings Time. Additionally, some websites may not function correctly if your time is not correct. Our guide below will show you how to have Windows 10 handle the time automatically so that you don’t need to worry about it.

How to Enable Automatic Time Updates in Windows 10

The steps in this article were performed on a laptop computer using the Windows 10 operating system. Once you have completed these steps your computer will automatically keep the time updated based on your current location.

Step 1: Click the Start button at the bottom-left of the screen.

click the start button

Step 2: Select the gear icon.

open the windows 10 start menu

Step 3: Choose the Time & language option.

open the time and language menu

Step 4: Enable the options for Set time automatically and Set time zone automatically.

how to set the time automatically in windows 10

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