How to Make the Clock Bigger in Windows 11


Finding it hard to read the clock on Windows 11? You can make it bigger using the steps outlined in this guide.

As monitor sizes and screen resolutions get bigger and better, the same can’t always be said for the items on your screen. You might find it difficult to see certain items on your Windows 11 PC, such as the clock in the bottom-right corner.

If you’re having trouble reading the clock on the taskbar in Windows 11, you’ll need to try some solutions to make it bigger. We’ve outlined some of the best options for you below.

Why You Might Want to Make Clock Bigger in Windows 11

The clock on the taskbar is one of Windows’s most frequently used features. It helps you keep track of time, set alarms, timers, and reminders, and access other settings.

Windows 11 clock

However, like other system elements in Windows 11, the clock has received subtle changes. A change in font and sizing has made it harder to read for many users. You may find the clock too small and blurry if you have a large monitor, a high-resolution display, or poor eyesight.

You may prefer a different layout or style for the clock that suits your personal preference. You can make changes to the clock using the steps below.

How to Adjust Clock Size in Windows 11

Unfortunately, Windows 11 does not offer a native way to resize the clock on the taskbar. No option in the Settings app or the Registry Editor can do that. Microsoft may improve the taskbar in future updates, but you have to rely on other methods for now.

One possible way to make the clock bigger in Windows 11 is to increase the DPI scaling percentage of your display. This will make everything appear larger on your screen, including the clock. However, this may also affect the quality and clarity of other elements, so it’s best to make small increments and see how it looks.

To change the DPI scaling percentage in Windows 11, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the Start menu and select Settings.
    Open Settings via Start menu
  2. In Settings, go to System > Display. You can also access this setting by right-clicking on any empty space on your desktop and selecting Display settings.
  3. Under Scale & layout on the right, change the Scale value using the drop-down menu.
    Change the scale on Windows 11

Once you’ve made the change, your text scaling will increase across all your applications and other Windows user interface items—including the clock. You may need to restart certain applications or restart your PC for the changes to take effect fully, however.

How to Use the Clock App in Windows 11

While this isn’t necessarily a way to make the clock in the bottom-right bigger, you could use the pre-installed Clock app as an alternative to give you access to a larger clock face.

The Clock app has been updated with a new design and features that make it more useful for users. The Clock app allows you to set timers, configure alarms, use a stopwatch, and view different clocks worldwide. You can also use a new feature called Focus sessions that integrates with Microsoft To Do and Spotify to help you focus on specific tasks with music and breaks.

To use the Clock app in Windows 11, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and search for Clock, then select the Best Match result to open the app.
    Launch Windows 11 clock app
  2. In the Clock app, select any of the tabs on the left to access different features, such as Timer, Alarm, Stopwatch, World Clock, or Focus sessions.
    Windows 11 clock app menu
  3. You can customize various settings and options for each feature by clicking buttons or icons on the screen.
  4. To pin any feature to your taskbar or Start menu for quick access, right-click on it and select Pin to Start.
    Windows 11 pin clock to start

You can also resize or reposition any feature by dragging its window around your desktop.

How to Use ElevenClock to Make the Clock Bigger in Windows 11

ElevenClock is a third-party app that adds a clock to every other display your PC is connected to. This app is useful if you have multiple monitors and want to see the time on each one.

You can customize the clock with different fonts, colors, formats, etc. By changing the font and color using ElevenClock, you can make the clock bigger on Windows 11 and make it stand out better on all your monitors.

To use ElevenClock, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install ElevenClock from the Microsoft Store.
  2. Open ElevenClock from the Start menu or the system tray icon.
  3. Right-click on the clock icon in the system tray and select ElevenClock Settings to open the settings window.
    Open Elevenclock settings
  4. You can customize various aspects of the clock, such as time format, font, color, alignment, etc. You can enable or disable additional features like show desktop button, sync time with internet, and more.
  5. To make the clock bigger, select Clock Appearance. You can then make the clock font larger and apply other formatting measures, such as a custom font color, by enabling the checkboxes.
    Set a custom font and color using Elevenclock
  6. Any changes you make are applied immediately.
    Using the elevenclock clock

Improving the Windows 11 Clock

Thanks to the steps above, you can quickly make the clock bigger in Windows 11 using built-in tools and third-party apps. Until Windows 11 offers more customization methods, you may find it easier to use apps like ElevenClock to improve the on-screen clock for your needs.

Want to customize the clock further? You can add seconds to your Windows 11 clock via the Windows Settings app. You can also change your date and time settings if you’re on the move, or, if you prefer, you can even add extra clocks to monitor the time in different timezones.

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