Time Clocks For Mac

Posted : admin On 1/31/2022

It is rare for a Mac to display incorrect Time and Date. However, this can happen on a Mac that has been laying idle or not connected to the internet for a long time. Fortunately, fixing the clock on a Mac that is displaying incorrect time and date is easy in most cases.

Fix Mac Showing Incorrect Time and Date

In general, Mac’s are set to update their clocks automatically by connecting to Apple’s reliable time service (time.apple.com) using an internet connection. This explains why a Mac that has not been connected to the internet for a long time can end up showing incorrect Date and Time.

Apart from this there can be other reasons for your Mac showing incorrect Time, ranging from a change in Time Zone (while travelling) to minor software glitches which can prevent a Mac from updating its clock.

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Let us take a look at How to Fix a Mac that is showing incorrect Time and Date.

Restart Your Mac

The simple process of restarting a Computer has the capacity to fix minor software glitches and fix problems. Hence, you should never shy away from this simple step of restarting your Mac to see if it can fix the incorrect time and date problem on your Mac.

1. Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen, and then click on Restart from the Drop-down menu.

Check Date and Time Settings on Mac

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Follow the steps below to make sure that your Mac is indeed configured to set its time automatically by connecting to Apple’s time service.

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1. Click on the Apple icon in the top Menu bar on your Mac and then click on the System Preferences option in the drop-down menu.

2. On the System Preferences screen, click on Date & Time option.

3. On the next screen, make sure that the option to Set Date and Time Automatically is enabled (See image below)

4. Enable the option for Set Date and Time Automatically, in case it is not enabled on your device.

Note: You need to be logged in to your Admin Account in order to Enable or Disable the option for “Set Date and Time Automatically”.

Correct Date & Time Manually On Mac.

As mentioned above, your Mac can end up displaying incorrect time whenever you happen to cross a time zone while travelling and also due to minor software glitches on your Mac. In such a case, you can correct the clock on your Mac manually by following the steps below.

1. Click on the Apple icon in the top Menu bar on your Mac and then click on the System Preferences option in the drop-down menu.

2. On the System Preferences screen, click on Date & Time option.

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3. On the Date & Time screen, first uncheck the option to Set Date and Time Automatically and then correct Date and Time Manually as required (See image below).

Allow Mac to Set Time Zone Automatically

In case you are a frequent traveler, you can configure your Mac to Set Time Zone Automatically by making use of Location Services. This option is suitable in case you travel frequently and you do not have any problem enabling Location Services on your device.

1. Click on the Apple icon in the top Menu-bar on your Mac and then click on the System Preferences option in the drop-down menu.

2. On the System Preferences screen, click on Date & Time option.

3. On the Date & Time screen, first click on the Time Zone tab and then enable Set Time Zone Automatically option (See image below).

4. You will next see a popup, informing you that Location Services are not enabled on your device. Click on Open Privacy Preferences… button.

5. On the Security & Privacy Screen, first Enable Location Services and then click on the Details… button located next to System Services (See image below).

6. On the next screen, Enable the option for Setting Time Zone and tap on Done.

With this setting, your Mac will be able to update Date and Time based on the location of your device. Whenever you cross time zones, your Mac will make use of Location Services to track your location and make use of an appropriate time zone to adjust Date and Time on your Mac.

Check Date & Time preferences

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Date & Time.
  2. In the Date & Time pane, make sure that ”Set date and time automatically” is selected and your Mac is connected to the Internet. Your Mac can then get the current date and time from the network time server selected in the adjacent menu.


To make changes, you might need to click the lock , then enter your administrator password.


If you don't have an Internet connection, or you want to set the date and time manually, deselect ”Set date and time automatically.” You can then click today’s date on the calendar, drag the clock’s hands to the correct time, or use the fields above the calendar and clock to enter the date and time. Then click Save.

Check Time Zone preferences

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Date & Time.
  2. In the Time Zone pane, make sure that ”Set time zone automatically using current location” is selected and your Mac is connected to the Internet.


To make changes, you might need to click the lock , then enter your administrator password.


If your Mac says that it's unable to determine your current location, open Security & Privacy preferences and make sure that Location Services is turned on. From the list of items beneath ”Enable Location Services,” click the Details button next to System Services, then make sure that the time-zone checkbox is selected.

If you don't have an Internet connection or you want to set the time zone manually, deselect ”Set time zone automatically using current location.” Then click the map to choose a time zone.

Check Language & Region preferences

Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Language & Region.

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  • Make sure that the Region menu is set correctly for your region.
  • Use the ”Time format” checkbox to control whether your Mac displays time in the 24-hour format.

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For advanced formatting options, click the Advanced button, then check the settings in the Dates pane and Times pane. These settings control how dates and times are displayed in the Finder and apps. If any settings have been changed, you can click the Restore Defaults button in each pane to use the default settings for your region. If the button is dimmed, your Mac is already using the default settings.