How to Change Time Zone in Outlook

How to Change Time Zone in Outlook

Outlook is a widely used email and scheduling program that allows you to easily manage your personal and professional appointments, tasks, and emails. However, if you're traveling or living in a different time zone, you may need to change your Outlook time zone to ensure that your schedule is accurate. In this article, we'll provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to change time zone in Outlook.

Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Time Zone in Outlook

Follow these simple steps to change your Outlook time zone:

  1. Click the File tab located at the top left of your Outlook screen.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Click on the Calendar tab.
  4. Under Time Zones, type a name for the current time zone in the Label box.
  5. In the Time zone list, click the time zone that you want to use.
  6. Click OK to save your new settings.


  • When you adjust time zone and daylight-saving time settings in Outlook, Windows clock settings are also adjusted [1].
  • If you're using, you can change your language, date and time format, and time zone in the Language and Time settings located under the General tab [2].

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I change the time zone in Outlook for specific meetings or appointments?

  • Yes, you can change the time zone for specific meetings or appointments in the appointment window itself.

Will changing my Outlook time zone affect other programs on my computer?

  • No, changing your Outlook time zone will only affect Outlook and the Windows clock settings.

Do I need to restart Outlook after changing the time zone?

  • No, you don't need to restart Outlook.
  • Your new time zone will take effect immediately.


Changing the time zone in Outlook is a simple process that can help ensure that your schedule is accurate and that you don't miss any important meetings or appointments.

Whether you're traveling for work or pleasure, or you've recently moved to a new time zone, following these steps will ensure that your Outlook calendar stays up-to-date.

If you have any further questions or issues, consult the Outlook Help Center or Microsoft Support.