How to Set or Change Your Time Zone in Outlook

Make sure it matches your current geographic location

What to Know

  • Outlook: Select File > Options > Time zones > Calendar, type a name for the current time zone, and select the appropriate one.
  • Go to Settings > View all Outlook settings > General > Language and time. Select Current time zone and choose a time zone.

It's easy to set or change the time zone setting in Outlook so that it matches your current geographic location. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, and 2010, as well as Outlook for Microsoft 365 and webmail.

Change or Set Your Outlook Time Zone

To set or change your time zone setting in Outlook:

  1. Open Outlook.

  2. Select the File tab.

  3. Select Options.

  4. On the Calendar tab, under Time zones, type a name for the current time zone in the Label box.

    Screenshot of Outlook time zone settings
  5. In the Time zone list, select the time zone that you want to use.

  6. Your time zone is now set.

    When you adjust the time zone and daylight saving time settings in Outlook, Windows clock settings are also adjusted.

Change or Set Time Zone in

In the webmail program:

  1. Open Outlook and select Settings (gear icon).

  2. Scroll down and select View all Outlook settings.

  3. Select the General Category > Language and time. time zone settings
  4. Select the Current time zone dropdown menu. Language and time settings page
  5. Choose a time zone and select Save, Your email and calendar will now reflect the chosen time zone.

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