If you work with people in different time zones all over the world, it’s nice to know the time in their region, and Windows lets you add extra clocks.
If you work with teams that are located in different time zones all over the world, it’s nice to know what the time is in their region. If you’re a long-time Windows user, you probably already familiar with adding additional clocks for different time zones.
However, if you’re new to Windows or haven’t set this up before, here’s how to add the extra time zone clocks to the system tray. The process is basically the same as it has been in Windows 7 & 8, but we wanted to give you an update for Windows 10.
Windows 10 has different graphics for the clocks (and calendar) that you might be interested in checking out, too.
Add Extra Clocks for Different Time Zones in Windows 10
To start, click the clock on the taskbar in the lower-right corner of the screen. Right away you’ll see the new UI Microsoft has included that shows the time and a calendar. The round clocks are gone and replaced with a modern digital design. From here select Adjust Date/Time near the top of the menu.
You can also navigate to Settings > Time & Language > Date & Time, but this way saves you a couple of clicks.
Then scroll down and select Add clocks for different time zones.
Now in the Date and Time dialog, under the Additional Clocks tab, check the Show this clock box. Then choose the time zone you want and give it a name and click OK. Note that you can add two additional clocks.
After you’re done, click the clock in the system tray, and you’ll see the one or two other clock(s) you added including the one for your local time.
When you hover over the clock in the system tray, each of the time zones and clock names you added will pop up.
If you want to remove or change the time zones and clocks you can. Just go back and make the adjustments you need. If you prefer however to manage your day in your calendar, checkout out our article which covers how to add additional time zones in the Microsoft Outlook Calendar.