How to Use the Stopwatch in Windows 11

Find out how to use the stopwatch feature of Windows 11 on your computer.

Updated: February 27, 2022

The Windows 11 stopwatch is a useful and simple feature that allows you to record time with a stopwatch.

To start a stopwatch on your Windows 11 PC, you can use an online stopwatch or follow these steps:

  1. Open the Clock app
  2. Switch to the stopwatch tab
  3. Start the stopwatch

1. Open Clock

The first thing that you need to do is to find the Clock application. After typing "clock" into the Windows search feature, the Clock app should be displayed. Click on it to open.

2. Switch to the Stopwatch Tab

Once you are inside the Alarms and Clock app, you need to switch to the stopwatch. To do this, click on the Stopwatch. It is the fifth one from the top.

After you have clicked on this, the stopwatch should open.

3. Start the Stopwatch

To start the stopwatch, press the start (▷) button beneath the time display.

Note that if you would like to record laps/splits, you can do so by pressing the flag button next to the start button. You can also reset the timer by pressing the reset button on the right-hand side, and you can expand (⤢) the size of the display by pressing the expand button in the top-right corner.


Author: Burak Özdemir

My name is Burak, and I used to have difficulties waking up in the morning due to unreliable alarm clocks. Over the past few years, I've dedicated part of my life to finding the best alarm clocks and sharing my knowledge with people through this blog.