Fix Your Clock Is Ahead / Your Clock Is Behind Error In Windows 10/11

You are browsing the internet and you want to open a website, when all of a sudden you see an error message, “Your clock is ahead“, or “Your clock is behind“. It fails to load the website due to this error that can be either due to incorrect date and time settings on your PC, or it may show the error despite the date and time being correct.


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This can be frustrating, especially when you want to browse something really important. However, this can be fixed quite easily. Let’s see how.

Method 1: Make sure you are on Correct Time & Time Zone

 

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R together on your keyboard to open the Run command box. Now, type timedate.cpl in the search field and hit Enter.

 

Run Command Timedate.cpl Enter

 

Step 2: In the Date and Time window that opens, you can check if the Time zone, Date and Time are correct. If the Time zone shows incorrect, click on the Change time zone button to select the correct time zone.

 

Check If Date And Time Correct If Time Zone Correct Change Time Zone

 


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Step 3: In our case, the Date, Time, and the Time zone is showing incorrect. Select the correct time zone from the drop-down list and press OK.

 

Time Zone Settings Selecct Corrrect Time Zone Ok

 

Step 4: Now, back in the Date and Time window, click on the Change date and time button.

 

Date And Time Window Change Date And Time Button

 

Step 5: Now, set the current date and time of your country here. Press OK to save the changes.

 

Set Current Date And Time Of Your Current Location

 

Now, you can go back and try loading the website again. It should work fine. But, if problem persists the 2nd method.

Method 2: Turn on Set time Automatically option

1 – Press Windows key + R key together to Open RUN command box.

2 – Type ms-settings:dateandtime in the ext field and click OK.

Ms Setting Date Time Min

3 -Now, turn on Set time automatically.

Set Time Automatically Min

Method 3:  Update through a different time server

 

Step 1: Follow the Step 1 in Method 1 to open the same Date and Time window. Now, click on the Internet Time tab.

Click on the Change settings button.

 

Date And Time Window Internet Time Change Settings

 

Step 2: In the Internet Time Settings window, check the box next to Synchronize with an internet time server, and set the Server field to time.windows.com. Note that , if time.windows.com is already selected there , choose time.nist.gov.

Step 3 – Click on Update Now.

Update Time Server

Step 4 – Click OK to save the changes. Click OK again in the Date and Time window to exit.

Method 4: By Trying With Different Time Zone

 

Step 1: Repeat the Step 1 and Step 2 as shown in Method 1. Now, select a different time zone from the drop-down list that’s closest to your country.

For instance, we selected here (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).


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Tme Zone Settings Try Different Time Zone Paific Time Us & Canada

 

Now, change the date and time settings as shown in the Step 4 and Step 5 in Method 1.

 

You can also try the 3rd method for automatic Date, Time, and Time Zone settings.

Method 5: Clear Chrome Browsing data

1 -Open Chrome Browser

2 -Now, Press CTRL + Shift + Delete Keys from your keyboard together at once.

3 -Now, select All time from time range and click on clear data.

Browsing Data Clear Cache Chrome 1 Min

That’s it. Your Date, Time, and the Time Zone is set to the correct settings for your system and you should be able to browse without any issues now.

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3 thoughts on “Fix Your Clock Is Ahead / Your Clock Is Behind Error In Windows 10/11”

  1. Things to check
    1) Is your computer time correct?
    2) Is your computer time zone correct?
    3) Is the website server time and time zone correct?
    4) Is the website certificate recently expired

  2. randomdude:
    It is not as easy as that, as the computer can sometimes pop up the message that the time is wrong even when it is not.
    I am myself struggling with that right now with my temprary computer while my ordinary one is on repair. It is very frustrating, especially as it doesn’t matter how many times you adjust the time and the same message that the time is wrong just keep on popping up anyway.

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