Quickfix: Windows 10 Automatically Adjust PC Time for Daylight Savings

Windows 10 Automatically adjust time settings

It’s that time of year again – everyone got an hour of extra sleep last Sunday as we rolled the clocks back to standard time. Thankfully, the worst thing that happens when ‘falling-back’ an hour is waking up early for work but if you notice that your phone or computer doesn’t have the right time you might need to check your settings. Nowadays, most electronics automatically adjust their time which is usually updated via an internet connection. If you find that your time is not correct as of this weekend then you might need to adjust your time and date settings. (Especially when we ‘spring ahead’ an hour, since nobody wants to wake up late for work.) While I will only be showing you the steps on Windows 10, you can likely find instructions online for your other devices.

On Windows 10 you can do this by following the steps below:

  1. Click the Windows key on your keyboard
  2. type settings > hit enter
  3. In the window that pops up, navigate to Time & Language
  4. Make sure that Set Time Automatically is set to On
  5. Make sure that Set Time Zone Automatically is set to On
  6. Ensure you have the correct time zone selected
  7. Make sure that Adjust for daylight saving time automatically is set to On
  8. Close the settings window