Windows 10 Tip: Where to Check and Set Time Zone on My Computer

Every Windows system has a default time zone set up during the installation. And we all should know which zone we belong to but do you know where to check it to make sure you are in the right zone and change it if it’s not?

Here are 4 ways to find it out in Windows 10.

Settings App

Open Settings app, go to Time & language, you will see the Time Zone info right in the middle of Date & time section. You can switch to a different zone from the drop-down menu.

Control Panel

Yes, you can still go with the old school way.

Open Control Panel, click Clock, Language, and Region section, then Change the time zone.

Click the “Change time zone…” button to change to a different zone. You can turn on the option for Daylight Saving Time there too.

Command line

Open Command Prompt window, and type the following command for checking the time zone info.

w32tm /tz


tzutil /g

To change the time zone, add a switch /s to the tzutil command line. For example,

tzutil /s "Pacific Standard Time"

Adding a suffix to the time zone ID disables Daylight Saving Time adjustments, like:

tzutil /s "Pacific Standard Time_dstoff"

You can use the switch /l to list all valid time zone IDs and display name.

tzutil /l


It’s super easy to use PowerShell to check the Time Zone info as well.

Open PowerShell window and simply type the following:


Can’t believe it’s that simple.