Time and Language Turn On or Off Set Time Zone Automatically in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off set time zone automatically for all users in Windows 11.

A time zone is a geographical region in which the same time is used. Typically, but not always, adjacent time zones are one hour apart. The time in any of the world's time zones can be expressed as an offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

You can choose to let Windows 11 set your time zone automatically based on your region, or you can set the time zone manually.

Starting with Windows 11 build 23486, if location settings are disabled, a warning is now shown to the user, urging them to enable location settings to ensure accurate time zone adjustments. This warning provides helpful information to the user, helping them understand why their time zone may not be correct and guiding them towards resolving the issue.

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You must be signed in as an administrator to turn on or off set time zone automatically.

If you turn on Set time zone automatically, it will gray out and disable the Time zone drop menu and Adjust for daylight saving time automatically settings.

Set time zone automatically will be grayed out and disabled if you disable location services.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Set Time Zone Automatically in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Set Time Zone Automatically using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Set Time Zone Automatically in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Time & language on the left side, and click/tap on Date & time on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Turn On or Off (default) Set time zone automatically on the right side for what you want. (see screenshots below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Set Time Zone Automatically using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.

2 To Turn On Set Time Zone Automatically

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_ON_Set_time_zone_automatically.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tzautoupdate]
"Start"=dword:00000003

3 To Turn Off Set Time Zone Automatically

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Turn_OFF_Set_time_zone_automatically.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tzautoupdate]
"Start"=dword:00000004

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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