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How to Adjust Time and Date in Mac Menu Bar



The date and time in the Mac menu bar.
Khamosh pathak

By default, the Mac menu bar displays the time in a simple digital format of hours and minutes. However, you can customize it and add the day of the week, date, or even a second hand.

You have a variety of choices. If you prefer, you can keep it super minimal and only show the hours and minutes as shown below.

The digital lock in the Mac menu bar.

Or you can add the day and / or date, flashing separators and seconds.

The clock with the time, including seconds, and the day and date in the Mac menu bar.

There is also an analog clock option that turns off all other functions (including the day and date).

An analog clock in the Mac menu bar.

You can adjust the time and date in the System Preferences menu. To do this, click on Apple in the top left, then “System Preferences”.

Click Apple and then click

If you’re using macOS Big Sur or later, click “Dock and menu bar.”

Click

Click on ‘Clock’ in the sidebar.

Click

On macOS Catalina or earlier, click Date & Time, then click Clock.

To add the day of the week and / or the date, select the check boxes next to ‘Show the day of the week’ and / or ‘Show date’.

Select

Below that section you will see ‘Time options’. Here you can select the radio button next to “Analogue” to display an analog clock.

To show a 24-hour clock, check the box next to ‘Use a 24-hour clock’. Check the box next to ‘Show am / pm’ to show when it is morning and noon. You can also select “Flash the Time Separators” and / or “Display the Time with Seconds” here.

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All changes happen live. On macOS Big Sur or later, you can see a preview of the current clock display in the top right of the “System Preferences” menu.

Preview the date and time display in


In addition to displaying the date in the menu bar, Itsycal also allows you to add a drop-down calendar. Whenever you click on it, you will see your calendar with all your appointments.

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