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How to change the time zone in the Office 365 Outlook web app

This article describes how to change the time zone within the Office 365 Outlook web app. Use this guide to change the time zone in both the Classic and 'New' Office 365 Outlook web versions.  


The time zone option in Outlook Web App needs to be set to: (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)



To check or to change the time zone in the Classic Office 365 Outlook web app follow these steps: 

(Note: to change the time zone setting in the 'New 'Office 365 Outlook web app version please scroll to the next section)


1. Log into your email using the web application either through the SSO portal using the Office 365 icon or by opening a browser and typing https://outlook.office.com/owa to sign into your account.






2. Click on the 'gear' icon in the top right of the window to access Settings.






3. Type "Time Zones" into the settings search box and then click on the link provided below -  Language and time zone.






4. The window opens and displays the Region and time zone settings. Down at the bottom of the window in the Current time zone field ensure that (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) is selected. This setting is very important as your emails and calendar appointments will be set for the time zone that is in this box. When you have changed your time zone click the Save button. 






To check or to change the time zone in the 'New' Office 365 Outlook web app version follow these steps: 

1. Log into your email using the web application either through the SSO portal using the Office 365 icon or by opening a browser and typing https://outlook.office.com/owa to sign into your account.




2. Click on the 'gear' icon in the top right of the window to access Settings.





3. Type "Time Zones" into the settings search box and then click on the link provided below -  Language and region.





4. The window opens and displays the Language and time settings. Down at the bottom of the window in the Current time zone field ensure that (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) is selected. This is very important as your emails and calendar appointments will be set for the time zone that is in this box. When you have changed your time zone click the Save button. 



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