With Daylight Savings Time, clocks are set forward 1 hour every Spring and set back 1 hour every fall. It is observed in a lot of regions across Europe, North America, parts of Asia, South America, and Oceania.

Daylight Savings time can be a headache if you keep forgetting about the time changes. Fortunately, you don't have to do it yourself. Your Windows PC can automatically apply changes to the time depending on the Daylight Savings Time in your region.

But if your Windows 11 is still displaying the wrong time even after the Daylight Savings Time for this year has already kicked in, don't worry. Here's how you can fix it.

Enable the Setting for Daylight Saving Time in Windows 11

As I mentioned above, Windows 11 can automatically apply the changes in time to keep up with Daylight Savings Time. However, it cannot do so if the setting that controls this behavior is disabled.

  1. Open the 'Settings' app (Windows + I) on your Windows 11 PC.
  2. Then, navigate to 'Time & language' from the left menu.
  1. Go to 'Date & time' from the right pane.
  1. Now, make sure that the toggle for 'Adjust for daylight saving time automatically' is enabled. Also, make sure that the toggle for 'Set time automatically' is also enabled.

Option for Daylight Savings Time Missing?

Daylight Savings Time is observed in a lot of regions, but it is not observed everywhere in the world. If you're in a time zone that does not observe it, you won't get the option highlighted above.

If you still want to apply Daylight Savings Time to your PC, you can change to a time zone where it is observed.

  1. From the Settings app, navigate to Time & language > Date & time.
  2. Then, disable the toggle for 'Set time zone automatically' if your time zone doesn't support it.
  1. Next, change the time zone from the 'Time zone' drop-down menu. For example, if your time zone is set to 'Central America', change it to 'Central Time'.
  1. You'll get the aforementioned setting for daylight saving time; enable it.

Sync to the Time Server

If Windows is still showing the wrong time, make sure that your PC is successfully syncing with the time server.

  1. From the Settings app, navigate to Time & language > Date & time again.
  2. Then, scroll down and see when the last successful time synchronization for your PC was. If it hasn't been synchronized recently, click the 'Sync now' button.

Install Windows Updates

Sometimes, governments change rules surrounding Daylight Savings Time. To support these, Microsoft releases updates for time zones. So, make sure you have the latest updates installed on your PC.

  1. Open the Settings app on your PC.
  2. Go to 'Windows Update' from the left menu.
  1. Click the 'Check for Updates' option. Then, install any pending updates on your PC.

Daylight Savings Time can cause confusion when clocks change each spring and fall. Fortunately, Windows 11 has features to automatically adjust for DST in supported time zones. With this guide, you can make sure that your PC is showing the correct time to reflect the Daylight Savings Time.