How to Change Time (Clock) Format in Windows 11

How to Change Time (Clock) Format in Windows 11

When applying formatting options, your regional Windows 11-time format settings affect how to date/Time, numeric, and currency data types are displayed. Windows supports multiple languages, plus currency and date/time formats for countries/regions that use those languages.

You can change the short and long time to a custom format you want Windows to use and display.

The Time in the taskbar uses the short time format.

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Method 1: Format Windows 11 clock from settings

 

  1. Open Settings (Win+I).
  2. Click/tap Time & Language on the left and click/tap Language & region on the right:

3. Click/tap Regional format to open it and click/tap the Change formats button:

4. Select the format you want in the Short Time and Long Time drop-down menus:

5. We are done! Now you can close the settings.

Method 2: Changing the time format in the Regional Control Panel (Region Control Panel)

 

1. Open the Control Panel (Show Icons) and click/tap on the Region icon.

2 On the Formats tab, select the format you want in the Short Time and Long Time drop-down menus and click/tap OK:

Method 3: Change the time format in the custom format control panel

 

1. Open the control panel (show icons) and click/tap on the Region icon.

2 On the Formats tab, click Additional settings:

3. Do the following necessary actions according to the image:

  • Click on the Date tab.
  • Choose your desired format in the short time and long time drop-down menus, or type your desired format in the short time and long time boxes.
  • Click on the OK button.

4. Click/tap OK:

And we are done!

In this article, we discussed setting the Windows 11 clock format in three different ways (via the regional control panel, custom control panel, and settings). Good luck!