Let’s learn **4 Easy ways to Calculate Days in between Dates. **The calculator app allows you to find the number of days in between dates in Windows 11 easily. I have explained the other 3 easy methods to calculate the number of days between 2 dates.

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The Calculator app has a new feature to calculate the **date math**. Through this new feature, the Calculator app calculates the** days between dates and a future or past date.**

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**Date Calculations in Windows 11**

Everyone knows that a **Calculator** is commonly used for doing **Arithmetical **Calculations. A calculator is an electronic hardware device or **a machine** that performs **Mathematical** Calculations** **such as:

- Addition
- Subtraction
- Multiplication
- Division
**.**

Depending upon the options, “**Difference detween dates”** will calculate the difference between two dates, and the** “Add or subtract days”** option will add days to or subtracts days from a date.

**How to calculate the difference between two Dates**

The following are the methods used to calculate the difference between two dates.

- Use Calculator in Windows 11
- Microsoft Excel
- Google search/Bing search
- Google sheet

**How to calculate the difference between two dates using the Calculator in Windows 11**

You can easily calculate the **difference between two dates** using the calculator app in windows 11. To know the difference between two dates, in windows first, select the **start **button, and in the list of apps, select **Calculator.**

- Select
**start button** - Select
**Calculator**in the list of apps

From the calculator app, click the **Open Navigation** button on the top left side of the window and select the Date calculation option from the available options.

- Click the
**Open Navigation**button (visible as 3 horizontal bars) - Select the
**Date calculation**option from the set of available options

When directed to a new window, you can see by default the “**difference between dates**” option is selected, and you can also select the “**Add or subtract days**” option by clicking the drop-down menu.

**Difference between dates** **using the Windows calculator**

If you give the **same dates** under **From **and **To **categories, the** **result or difference is shown as** “same dates.”** More details are available in the below **screenshot**.

You can easily select the number of years, months, and days by using the calendar icon next to the date. If you are giving** different dates** under **From **and **To **categories by hitting the calendar icon, Instantly, the Calculator will display the results in **days**.

For example -> if I am giving August 20, 2020, in the **From** category and June 27, 2022, in the **To** category, the **Result or difference** is 1 year, 10 months, and** **1 week. Follow the steps below.

- Select a date under
**From**category by clicking on the Calendar icon - Select a date under the
**To**category by clicking on the Calendar icon - The
**number of days between the dates**you selected is displayed under**difference**

The **result **is 1 year, 10 months, 1 week => **676 days**.

**Add or Subtract days using Windows Calculator**

You can add or subtract the number of days by selecting the** Add or Subtract option** from the **Date Calculation** drop-down menu. Follow the steps below.

- Select the
**Add or Subtract option**from the**Date Calculation**drop-down menu - Select a date under
**From**category by hitting the Calendar icon - Select the
**Add or subtract**category - Select the
**number of years, months, and days**you want to add to, or subtract from, your chosen date. The resulting date displays under date.

**How to calculate the difference between two dates in Excel**

Calculating the difference between two **dates in Excel** is another simplest and easiest way to **calculate the difference between two dates in **excel. The following are the methods used to calculate the difference between two dates.

**DAYS()**– The DAYS() function calculates the difference between two dates as the number of days.**DATEDIF()**– The DATEDIF() function calculates the difference between two dates as the number of days, months, or years.

**Calculate the days in between dates using the DAY() function in Excel**

Microsoft Excel provides some **powerful functions** to determine the days between dates. The **DAYS()** is a function of Excel that helps to find the difference between two dates as the number of days.

Excel’s DAYS() function includes the start and end date parameters. Follow the steps below to calculate the days between two dates in Excel.

- Click the
**Start menu** - Select the
**Excel**from the start menu

The **DAYS() **function in Excel is the easy method to find the difference between two dates and the number of days. Follow the steps below.

- A2 –
**Start date**(12-Feb-2020) - B2 –
**End date**(25-Jul-2020) - C2 – formula
**(=DAYS(end date,start date)** - Hit the
**Enter key**on the keyboard - After hitting the Enter key, you can get the calculated value as
**the number of days**

**Calculate** **the difference between two dates using the DATEDIF() function in Excel**

Calculating the difference between two dates using the DATEDIF() function in Excel is another simple method to find the difference between two dates as the number of days, months, or years.

DATEDIF stands for Date Difference which helps to calculate the difference in dates in days, months, or years. Follow the below steps.

- A2 –
**Start date**(25-Feb-2020) - B2 –
**End date**(10-Dec-2022) - C2 – formula
- Unit means “D” for Days, “M” for months and “Y” for Year
- Hit the Enter key on the keyboard
- After hitting the Enter key, you can get the difference between
**two dates as the number of days, months, or years.**

**NOTE!** – We don’t recommend using the DATEDIF feature because it may calculate inaccurate results.

**How to Calculate Days between dates using Google search/Bing search**

Google/Bing search is another simple method to find days between two dates.** Google** or **Bing search** is the most commonly used method to find the days in between dates.

- Open the
**Google search/Bing search** - In the
**search box**, search the**Days from June****20 to July 10** - Hit the
**Enter key**on the keyboard - After hitting the Enter key, you can get the calculated value as
**the number of days**

**How to calculate the difference between two dates in** **a** **Google sheet**

**Google sheets** is an online spreadsheet app that helps many users manage data. Google sheet also includes the difference between dates, too.

The following are the simple method used for calculating days in between dates.

- Subtract method
- DAYS function
- DATEDIF function

**Subtract method**

This subtract method in **google Sheets** helps calculate the difference between two days. **Subtract method** is a simple method for calculating days between dates. Follow the below steps for doing the simple subtract method.

- Open the
**Google sheet**

- A2 –
**Start date**(20-march-2020) - B2 –
**End date**(15-september-2020) - C2 – formula
**(=B2-A2) or (=MINUS(B2,A2)**

=[end_date]-[start_date]

=MINUS([end_date],[start_date])

**DAYS function in** **Google sheet**

The DAYS function in Google sheets is similar to the DAYS function in Excel. The same formula is used in both sheets. The following are the steps used in the DAYS function in Google Sheets.

- A2 –
**Start date**(20-March-2020) - B2 –
**End date**(15-September-2020) - C2 – formula (=DAYS(end date,start date)
- Hit the Enter key on the keyboard
- After hitting the Enter key, you can get the calculated value as
**the number of days**

=DAYS([end_date],[start_date])

**DATEDIF function in Google sheet**

DATEDIF stands for Date Difference which helps to calculate the difference in dates in days, months, or years. Follow the below steps. The following are the steps used in the DATEDIF function in Google Sheets.

- A2 –
**Start date**(20-March-2020) - B2 –
**End date**(15-September-2020) - C2 – formula (=DATEDIF(start date, end date, “unit”)
- Unit means “D” for Days, “M” for months and “Y” for Year
- Hit the Enter key on the keyboard
- After hitting the Enter key, you can get the difference between
**two dates as the number of days, months, or years.**

=DATEDIF([start_date],[end_date], unit)

**Author**

**About Author **– **Vidya** is a computer enthusiast. She is here to share quick tips and tricks with Windows 11 or Windows 10 users. She is also keen to find solutions to day-to-day tech problems and write about them.