How to Change Date and Time Settings on Your MacBook

On your Mac, choose Apple menu >, System Settings, click General in the sidebar, then click Date &, Time on the right. (You may need to scroll down.) Turn on “Set time and date automatically,” click Set, then enter a network time server for your region.

If you are a MacBook user, you may need to adjust your date and time settings at some point. Maybe you are traveling to another country or perhaps you just need to update your system clock. Whatever the reason, the process is straightforward and easy to do.

First, navigate over to your desktop and make sure any open programs or applications are closed out or minimized. Then, go to the top finder bar and select the apple icon. From there, select system preferences and choose date and time from the list.

Once you are in the date and time settings, you will need to select the little gear icon to make changes. At this point, you will have to enter in your computer password or user account password and then select unblock.

You can either choose to set the date and time automatically or set it manually. If you want to set it manually, uncheck or unselect the option to set it automatically. From there, you can change whatever date and time settings you want by selecting from the calendar and modifying the times that are showing up on the screen.

You can also change your time zone in the same way. Once you are done making your changes, simply close out of the settings and select save. Everything updates automatically once you have made your changes.

Overall, this is a straightforward process that should only take a few minutes to complete. Whether you are traveling or just need to update your system clock, adjusting your date and time settings on your MacBook is simple and easy to do.


Why can't I change the time on my Mac?
On your Mac Make sure that "Time zone and system customization" is turned on. Open Date &, Time settings and make sure that the option to set time and date automatically, as well as the option to set time zone automatically, are turned on. Restart your Mac.
How do I manually change the time zone on my Mac?
Select "System Preferences" from the Apple menu.Under the "Date and Time" option, click on "Time Zone."Deselect the "Set Time Zone Automatically Using Current Location" and use the map to set the time zone manually.You can also select your city from the "Closest City" menu.
How do I change the time on my Mac log off?
Click Advanced at the bottom. Turn on “Log out automatically after inactivity.” Click the “Log out after” pop-up menu, then choose the amount of time before the user is automatically logged out.