Microsoft Windows 10/11 uses dd/mm/yyyyyy as the default format. It also uses a 12-hour time frame for times. This format is acceptable for most users, however you have the option to change it.
This article will demonstrate how Windows 10 or 11 can change the date and time format. It also explains what each setting does.
Windows 11: How do I change the date and time format?
Windows 11 offers two methods to view the time and date format settings. You can access the date and time format settings in Windows 11 by using one of two methods The clock displays incorrectly, You can personalize your format by adding your own text or images:
Select the appropriate option to right-click on the time/date in the upper-right corner Adjust date and time. Settings > Time & Language > Date & Time.
Scroll down, and choose Language and region.
Select Regional formatUnter der Region Sub-header.
Select the option you want from the drop-down menu Change formats.
You’ll find several options to control the time and date formats.
These date- and time settings will be discussed in the following section.
Windows 11: Date and time format settings
Windows 11 offers six options for setting up preferences:
Calendar: Windows is set to use Gregorian for its default calendar. It’s used in many places around the globe, and it’s the only one available. Windows 11 allows you to display two additional calendars–Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese–by selecting Don’t show additional calendars in the taskbarunder Date & time > Additional settings.
First day of week: Any day can be set to become the first on your schedule. People tend to prefer Sunday or Monday.
Short date: A short format is the all-numerical, dd/mm/yy date version (e.g. 06/18/2022). There are many options for the short date format. You can choose whether to have the year, month or day appear first. It is possible to change the display of your date using slashes and dashes.
Long date: This is the printed version of the date. The setting lets you choose whether the day is displayed (e.g., Wednesday) or not.
Short time: The setting shows the time in a series of short numbers that represent hours or minutes. It is displayed as 11:24 am. Three options are available for this short-time format. Select the appropriate option to switch to 24-hour format Short timeSelect the number that does not have AM/PM displayed.
Long time: It displays minutes and seconds, as well as hours and days (e.g. 11:24.36 AM). The same options are available for short time.
Windows 10: How do I change the date and time format?
Windows 10 is essentially the same process:
Press the Windows + + I To open the Settings app.
Select Time & Language.
Select the option from the left menu Date & time formats tab.
You can select from the upper-right sidebar Date, time & regional formatting.
Select the appropriate region setting at the bottom Change data formats.
You can also access the settings that were described previously.
Note: You can select the time and date tabs just like in Windows 11 by right-clicking Adjust date/time You can change the date and time format. These settings can be accessed via the Internet Through the Control Panel. Control Panel > Clock and Region > Date and Time.
Personalization is the key
Your desktop must always be in your view so it’s important to format each element exactly as you want. If you are used to one particular format for date/month/year, and have difficulty distinguishing between day and month, this is an especially important point. This tutorial will show you how to create any custom format.