5 ways to fix Time synchronization failed error on Windows 10/11

Are you showing the wrong date and time by opening your computer or laptop? Even after synchronizing the date and time, it is not correct. So this problem is called Time synchronization failed. There are many reasons behind this error.

Windows 10/11 users see this “Time synchronization failed” error message a lot. This problem can cause other problems with the date and time settings on your computer. This error occurs when your system’s date and time are not synchronized with the server’s time.

In today’s blog post, we will explore some of the important reasons for the time synchronization failed error in Windows 10/11 as well as its solution. With this, you can solve this error.

What causes the “Time Synchronization Failed” error on Windows 10/11?

The “Time Synchronization Failed” error usually occurs on computer systems when the computer’s time does not match with the server’s time. There are many reasons behind this error.

  • The first reason for this is poor internet connectivity. An Internet connection is required for Windows 10/11 operating system on the laptop. It keeps getting updated in between. If the internet connection is turned off or a poor internet connection is received by the computer, then the window is not able to update, due to which the time is also not synchronized.
  • If you had not set your time zone automatically and shifted the system to some other location, then this problem appears in your system.
  • This problem also occurs when some hardware and software are out of date. This can happen when the CMOS battery is outdated or system settings change due to malware.
  • Sometimes a firewall or antivirus software does not allow your computer’s time to match the server’s time. They block the synchronization process.

These are some of the reasons behind the “time synchronization failed” error, which you need to keep in mind to fix it.

How to fix the “Time Synchronization Failed” error on Windows

Now that we know why the “Time synchronization failed” error occurs on Windows 10. So, let’s know some important solutions to fix it.

Check date and time settings

First of all, set the date and time of your computer and also set your timezone. To do this, follow the process given below.

Set Date & Time
  • Right-click on the date & time which is shown in the computer toolbar and select adjust date & time.
  • After that, enable the option called Set the time automatically and choose your time zone.
  • Finally, click on the “sync” button and wait for a while until it is synchronized.

Restart Windows Time service

If your problem is not solved by doing the first step, then restart the Windows Time Service. Follow the steps given below to restart Windows Time Service.

  • Press the “Window + R” key to open Run.
  • On the Run window type services.msc and hit enter key.
Window time Services
  • After that, the service prompted window is open, then you have to find the “Window time” option and right click on that option and restart it.
  • Then again right click on the window time option and click on properties.
Set window time autimatic
  • In properties, you have to set the “startup type” to Automatic and click ok.

Disable antivirus software

If you have an antivirus installed in your system. And time synchronization is failing. So, you temporarily disable the antivirus installed in your system. After that, you synchronize the time. Due to this your synchronization will be successful.

Update time server

  • In this step, you have to first open your system control panel.
  • Then goes to the Date & Time option.
  • After opening the Date & Time option you can see there is an option called “Internet time”. Click on that option.
  • By going to the Internet time option there is an option called change setting. Click on it.
  • Make sure that “synchronise with an internet server” have the right mark on its option & select the “time.windows.com” server option and then press the update button.
  • After a few seconds, your date & time will be showing correctly.
server gov
  • If the date and time are not getting updated even after updating then select the “time.nist.gov” server and update it.

After following this step your problem will definitely be solved.

Change CMOS battery

If the system time is not getting synchronized even after following all the steps given above, then you should change the CMOS battery of your laptop or computer. The work of the CMOS battery is to boot the operating system properly, keep the date and time correct, and keep up to date with the device drivers.


The “Time synchronization failed” error on Windows 10/11 can be resolved by following the solutions above. I hope that you must have solved this problem coming into your system.

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