Set Time Zone Automatically not Working on Windows 10 [Fixed]

Changing the Date, and time according to the time zones manually is a bit time-consuming, and if a person forgets to change the computer’s time it might be confusing as well especially if you are a person who travels for business purposes. Setting the time automatically is the best and wise option so that it takes the location where you are and automatically updates the computer’s time accordingly. In this article let us see how to set the time zone automatically on Windows 10.


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Method 1: Enable The Option Set Time And Time Zone Automatically

 

Step 1: Open Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Time & Language

 

Time Language

 

Step 3: Enable the Set time automatically option by clicking on the toggle bar below it

Step 4: Also enable the Set time zone automatically option by clicking on the toggle bar below it.

 

Set Time

 

 

Method 2: Start The Auto Time Zone Updater Service

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type services.msc in the run prompt and hit enter

 


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Services

 

Step 3: Find for Auto Time Zone Updater and double click on it

Step 4: In the startup type dropdown select automatic

Step 5: Then click on Start button

 

Automatic

 

Step 6: To save the changes click on Apply and OK. Now check if the issue is solved.

Step 7: If you already have the above settings then restart the service and check it. To restart right click on the Auto Time Zone Updater

Step 8: Then click on Restart from the appeared list. Then check if the time is set automatically and working as expected.

 

Restart

 

Method 3: Use The Command Prompt To Start Auto Time Zone Updater

 

Step 1: Open the command prompt as administrator. To do this, type cmd in the windows search bar and hold Ctrl + Shift keys together and hit enter.

Step 2: A user account control window will appear, click on yes

Step 3: Copy the below command and paste it in the command prompt then hit enter

net start tzautoupdate

 

Autoupdate

 

Step 4: Wait for the command to execute and this will start the automatic time zone update. Check if it works as expected.

 

Method 4: Enable Location Access For The Device

 

Step 1: Open the Windows settings using Windows + I keys together

Step 2: Click on Privacy

 

Privacy

 

Step 3: On the left side click on Location

 

Location

 

Step 4: On the right side click on the Change button under Allow access to location on this device

 

Change

 

Step 5: There appears a location access for this device pop up. Enable it by clicking on the toggle bar (a blue color should appear).

 

Access

 

Method 5: Enable Synchronize With The Internet Time Server Option

 

Step 1: Open the run prompt using Windows + R keys together

Step 2: Type control in the run prompt and hit enter. This opens the control panel

 

Control

 

Step 3: In the view by drop down select large icons

 

Large Icons


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Step 4: Click on Date and Time

 

Date Time

 

Step 5: Go to the Internet Time tab

Step 6: Click on Change settings button

 

Internet Time

 

Step 7: Check the option Synchronize with the Internet time server by clicking on the checkbox beside it

Step 8: Click on Update now button

 

Update

 

Step 9: Click on OK.

That’s it! I hope this article is helpful. Let us know which of the above method you applied. Thank you!!

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