How to Customize Your Mac's Clock

  Matt Cone       February 8, 2021      Tutorials Mac


Every Mac comes with a little digital clock built into your Mac’s menu bar. You probably already knew that. But what you might not know is that your menu bar clock can be customized to show or hide a variety of information. Or, if you’re so inclined, you can turn off the digital clock and switch to an analog version.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

  2. Click Dock & Menu Bar.

  3. From the sidebar, select Clock.

  4. Play around with the settings until you find a configuration you can live with.

    Mac clock settings

  5. Close System Preferences.

That’s it. You’ve successfully customized your Mac’s clock!

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