How to Change Time Format To 12-Hour or 24-Hour Format in Windows 11

08 November 2022

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Many improvements were introduced in the release of , including a revamped Start menu, a new app,   support, and more. In addition, ships with the region-specific default date and time format selected during setup.

11 by default has a time format in a 12-hour format. If you're happy with these default options, you don't need to make any adjustments.

However, some users are a little confused and find it difficult to change the time format to a 12 or 24-hour format due to all the new changes in 11.

And if you prefer to use the 12- or 24-hour time format display on your taskbar, you can change it as in the following guide.

Change Time Format to 12 or 24-hour Format via Settings

  1. Open the “Settings” of 11. You can open it with a keyboard shortcut ().
  2. Then navigate to “Time & language >> Language & region“.
settings language region
  1. Next click “Regional formats” to expand and click the “Change formats” button.
  2. Then in the “Short time” and “Long time” fields, select the time format you want.
settings time format

“If you choose 9:40 AM or 09:40 AM ==> 12-hour time format.

If you choose 9:40 or 09:40 ==> 24-hour time format.”

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