How To Change Time Format In Windows 11

Windows 11 is the latest operating system by Microsoft. It comes with a lot of new features and improvements.
One important aspect of any operating system is the ability to display time correctly. In this blog post, we will
walk you through the process of changing the time format in Windows 11. By default, Windows 11 uses a 12-hour
time format. If you prefer a 24-hour time format or want to customize the time format further, follow the steps

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To get started, you need to open the Settings app. There are multiple ways to do this, but the easiest way is to
right-click on the Start button and then click on the “Settings” option from the context menu.

Step 2: Access the Time & Language Settings

In the Settings app, click on the “Time & language” option under the System category.

Step 3: Open the Date & Time Settings

In the Time & language settings, click on the “Date & Time” option on the left sidebar. This will open the Date
& Time settings page, where you can make changes to the time format.

Step 4: Change the Time Format

To change the time format, scroll down to the “Formats” section and click on the “Change data formats” link.
This will open a new window where you can customize the time format.

Under the Short time dropdown, you can choose from the available time format options. For a 24-hour time
format, select “HH:mm” (capital H represents 24-hour format). You can also choose other formats based on your

Step 5: Save Your Changes

After selecting the desired time format, click on the “Apply” button to save your changes. The time displayed
in the taskbar will now be updated to reflect the new format.


Changing the time format in Windows 11 is straightforward and can be done within a few minutes. This guide has
shown you how to change the time format from the default 12-hour format to a 24-hour format or any other custom
format. Enjoy your new time format in Windows 11!