For some reasons, there are moments when you need to keep tabs with time in different time zones. It could be your employer, relatives or friends live abroad or maybe you are tracking a sports event or a happening abroad. If that is the case, nothing can be more helpful than having multiple clocks for different time zones. Having to adjust your watch or convert the time manually can be quite hectic. This post will take you through the steps of adding clocks with different time zones in Windows 10 PC.
Adding Multiple Time Zones Clock in Windows 10
Windows 10 allows you to simply add and display up to three clocks with three different time zones. If that is not sufficient, you can go for Alarms & Clock app or try any other third-party apps to have additional clocks.
1. Add Multiple Clocks Using Settings
You can find the date/time is shown in the taskbar which is in your local time zone. If you want to have two additional clocks with simple date/time format showing on top of the taskbar clock, then follow the below steps.
1.1. Accessing Windows 10 Time Zone Settings
- Right-click the Windows Start button and select “Settings” option or press “Window + I” shortcut keys.
- Or type “Settings” in Windows search box and click “Settings” from the results to open the Settings app.
- Pick “Time & Language” option by clicking on it. This will open the “Date and time” settings.
- On the right side of the window, click the link “Add clocks for different time zones”. It is under “Related settings” heading.
- You can also reach the date and time settings from the taskbar. Right-click the clock on your Windows taskbar and click “Adjust date/time” to open the time settings panel.
- Go down the page and select “Add clocks for different time zones” link below the “Related settings” section.
1.2. Adding Additional Clocks
- A pop-up window will appear. On the “Additional Clocks” tab, tick the “Show this clock” checkbox to activate “Clock 1”.
- Pick your preferred time zone by clicking to expand the drop-down list below “Select time zone:” and enter the display name for the clock.
- Repeat the above 2 steps to add the second clock and when done click “Apply” and then “Ok” button at the bottom of the pop-up window to execute the changes.
1.3. Viewing Multiple Clocks
- Hover the mouse over the clock on the Windows taskbar (this displays your local time zone) located at the right edge of the taskbar. You will see the all three clocks shows the date and time as shown below.
- Click the clock on the taskbar. This will slide up a panel on the right side of your display with the two additionally added clocks at the top of the panel along with the calendar.
2. Adding Clocks with Alarms & Clock App
Unfortunately, Windows 10 limits you to adding only three clocks – one is your local time showing by default on taskbar and you can add additional two with different time zones. Also, the display text is smaller and difficult to read the time visually. You can add more time zone clocks using Alarms & Clock app with larger visual display. This is also a default app that comes as part of Windows 10 operating system.
- Click the Windows Start menu on the taskbar or press the Windows Start key on your keyboard to expand the Start menu. Select “Alarms and Clock” from the menu to open the app. Alternatively type “Alarms” in the Windows Search and click on “Alarms & Clock” from the result.
- Go to the “World Clock” tab and click the “+” (plus sign) located on the lower right side of the window.
- A search box will appear at the top, prompting you to enter a location. Enter the location for which time zone you want to add. For instance, the name of a city, say London and then click the location from in the list to add the clock.
- Repeat the same (step above) to add more clocks. The clocks will be pinned to the map.
2.1. Pin Clocks for Quick Access
The challenge with the above option is that you need to open the application to view various clocks, but there is a solution for that. You can pin the clocks to Start for quick access.
- To do so, right-click the clock on the map and select “Pin to Start” and then confirm you want to pin the tile to Start by clicking “Yes” when prompted.
- To view the multiple clocks, click the Windows Start Menu button or press the “Win” key from the keyboard.
3. Using Third-Party Apps
The last option is to use any third-party app to show multiple world clocks in Windows 10. There are many free and paid apps available in Microsoft Store for different purposes. For example, you can try Analog Clock Tile app to add tiles of different time zone clocks in Start menu.
There are also apps for adding clock widgets with different time zones on the desktop screen or in the widgets area.
If you want to track activities on different time zones, you can easily add multiple world clocks each showing your preferred time zone. Windows 10 allows users to add and display three clocks, but you can always add more using the “Alarms & Clock” app. If both options are not sufficient, then try for a third-party app from Microsoft Store.