How to set time zone automatically in Windows 10

If the nature of your job involves travelling places very often, you may be using your smartphone to know the which Time Zone you are travelling and accordingly what is the time. Being a Windows 10 user, you can take advantage of the automatic Time Zone detect feature which comes disabled by default settings, but you can turn it ON anytime.

Click the Date and Time on the taskbar.

Now click ‘Date and time settings’.

Date and Time Settings

Date and Time Settings

In the right pane of the Date and Time settings, you will several options of date and time. You can set the time automatically. To set time zone automatically, move the slider and turn it On. By doing this you allow your Windows 10 to contact Microsoft servers over internet to get the time and time zone based on your location. Needless to say, you need to have internet connection when travelling places in order to sync your time and time zone.

Time Zone

Time Zone

Configure Internet Server for Time Sync

By default, Windows 10 synchronizes the time and zone from time.windows.com server. You can change it to whatever you want and if you have any reliable sources. Windows 10 comes with optional gov provided time and time zone if you want it that way.


In the same settings app, scroll to the bottom and click ‘Additional date, time, & regional settings’.

Additional Date and Time Settings

Additional Date and Time Settings

Click ‘Set the time and date’ followed by ‘Internet Time’ tab. Next click ‘Change settings’ button and you will see option to choose the server in the drop-down list. You will see time.nist.gov as the optional choice for syncing the time and time zone. Click ‘Update now’ and you are done.

Internet Time Settings

Internet Time Settings

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.