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Windows 10 Tip: Automatically Switch Time Zones Based on Location

One of the helpful new features in the Windows 10 November Update Version 1511 Build 10586 is to make it switch your time zone automatically based on your location. If you travel a lot, this is something you’ll want to set up.

Windows has been able to automatically set the time for years but hasn’t been able to change the time zone automatically. You’d think that Windows was capable of this already considering your smartphone and tablet have been doing this since their inception.

But I digress, the feature is finally available and here’s how to enable it.

Automatically Switch Time Zones Windows 10

This should be turned on by default on your laptop, but before heading out on a business trip you might want to double check. Enabling this feature is easy. Head to Settings > Time & Language > Date & Time and turn on the toggle under Set time zone automatically.

Set time zone automatically Windows 10

That’s all there is to it! Now your time will change automatically just like it does on your smartphone.

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One Response to Windows 10 Tip: Automatically Switch Time Zones Based on Location

  1. cristian March 4, 2017 at 5:38 am #

    ok, what if the button des not want to stay activated?

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