How to Fix Windows 11 Clock Not Showing

If your Windows 11 clock isn’t showing, it’s usually because of a missing taskbar, date, or some other issue that makes the problem even worse. Resetting the clock or even fixing more complicated issues with Windows 11 date and time is relatively quick and easy.

Cause of Windows 11 clock missing

The clock in Windows 11 can disappear for different reasons, but it’s usually because a setting has been changed by accident. You may have done it manually, or a third-party app or widget may have disabled the clock without your knowledge.

It’s also possible that something has corrupted the clock app itself. Luckily, Windows has several ways to repair, repair, or reapply the clock to get it back to working properly.

How to Fix Missing Windows 11 Clock

There are several ways to enable or re-add missing clock in Windows 11. Try these potential fixes. They are listed in order from simplest and most likely to work to most complicated.

  1. Make sure your clock is on and the settings are all correct for your time zone. Learn how to set your operating system clock for more details.

  2. Try updating Windows 11 in case something broke an important service or application that the clock relies on to display correctly. Here is more information about Windows Update.

  3. If the clock app is broken, you can try to fix it. Move towards Settings > apps > Apps and features and look for the The clock application. If needed, scroll down to find it or use the search bar to search The clock.

    Select the three-dot menu icon next to it and choose Advanced optionsthen scroll down and select Repair.

  4. You can try to turn the clock On in the inheritance Notification area icons menu. To do this, search CMD in the Windows search bar and select the corresponding icon. Then copy and paste this into the window:

    explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}

    Hurry Walk in. Then select Enable or disable system elementsand set it The clock at On. Then select OKAY.

  5. If you are unable to get the clock to work again with the above methods, try rolling back to a previous system restore point. It’s a feature enabled by default, so you should have the option. Here is more information on using System Restore in Windows.

  6. The last option, if even a system restore doesn’t work, is to reinstall Windows 11. We have a guide on how to reinstall Windows that will walk you through the steps.


  • How to display the clock on a second monitor in Windows 11?

    The clock should appear automatically on all screens in your setup. If not, check for a Windows update: Microsoft added this feature in Build 22000.527released in February 2022.

  • How to show seconds in Windows 11 taskbar clock?

    Microsoft does not currently include a way to display seconds in the taskbar clock. You can add this functionality with a third-party app, but you need to make sure that anything you download and add to your PC comes from a trustworthy site.

  • How to switch to a 24 hour clock in Windows 11?

    Go to Settings > Time and language > Language & Region > Regional format. Then, under Regional formatselect Change formats. From the drop-down menu, choose a format that does not include “am” or “pm”. You may also see options such as “short duration” or “long duration”.

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