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A default application developed by Apple that includes several features relating to time and alarms. For questions about any of its features.

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Is there a way to change the world clock in the sidebar to digital 24 hr time?

I'd really prefer to have 2327 for London time instead of this: Sure can't find any way to change it. Tried right clicking the clock. Tried single clicking the clock. Tried looking in Date and Time ...
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Is there any way, even a hacky one, to disable / hide / remove the "Clock" on the macOS Monterey menu-bar? [duplicate]

I use iStat Menus to get a far-superior "fuzzy clock" in my menubar. Unfortunately, Monterey seems to have removed the option I depended on that completely removed the built-in macOS menubar-...
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Can't change menu bar clock from digital to analog in Monterey

I've done the SysPrefs/Dock & Menu Bar/Clock bit of clicking "analog," but nothing changes.
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Timer alarm not working when AirPlay is active

Since the update from iPadOS 14 to 15 the alarm of my timer won't show/sound when the iPad is connected to an AirServer. The timer starts and an icon is shown at the top right corner, but when the ...
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Highlight Menu Bar Clock in macOS Big Sur [duplicate]

After upgrading my Mac to Big Sur (11.6), I noticed that my Menu Bar clock has a very faint color and makes it hard to read the time. Is there a way to change this to bring older behavior? I don't ...
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What do the lap colors in the iOS stopwatch mean?

I've done a fair bit of Googling, checking Apple's website, etc., but can't figure out what the red and green colors present on certain laps in the clock app's stopwatch represent. Perhaps it's a ...
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System time growing an accumulating latency

High Sierra 10.13.6. I have my system clock displaying the hours, minutes and seconds in the upper-right corner of the screen. I have had this laptop for years and the time has always been 100% ...
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How can I show seconds on macOS BigSur's menu bar clock?

I work in an environment where seconds are critical. Is there a way to display the time with seconds in the menu bar on macOS Big Sur? More specifically, I am referring to the Date and Time at top ...
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MacOS timed won't keep accurate time

My MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports, 16GB) running Big Sur 11.1 won't keep accurate time. It's regularly up to a minute off. I verified this using: https://time.gov Comparison ...
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My clock has stopped

The clock widget in iOS 14.2 on my iPhone 8 has stopped: How do I wind it up again? The key hole on the side of the phone just stops incoming calls.
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Menu Bar- clock-Big Sur

I am successfully using 'defaults write com.apple.menuextra.clock IsAnalog -bool true' to replace to a smaller icon the Apple clock in Big Sur. Is there a code to revert to Apple's clock if ever ...
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Date and Time only partially visible in Big Sur

As you can see in the image above, the date and time are dimmer than normal. How do I fix this?
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macOS Big Sur - how to show exact time when clicking on analog clock in the menu bar?

I just upgraded to macOS Big Sur and this is my menu bar and the analog clock is at the end: When I click on the analog clock, notifications and widgets are shown, while in Catalina, the exact time ...
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Time in GMT or Missing Time Zones in systemsetup

The problem MacBook Pro (Catalina 10.15.7) decided to start showing GMT in the status bar and system preferences last week. It is physically in Pacific time (PST) and I'd like it to show that time ...
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Is it possible to see the running timer on the lock screen in iOS 14?

In iOS 13, a running timer was shown on the lock screen, so picking up your iPhone was enough to quickly see the remaining time without needing to unlock it: In iOS 14.0.1 this feature is gone, so in ...
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Clock announcing time when it shouldn't

Years ago, I turned on "announce time on the hour," but when it turned out to be stupid (for US locale, instead of "Ten o'clock" it says "it's ten hours") I turned it off. Three days ago, when I wasn'...
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How do you stop an iPhone timer without touching it?

I locked my iPhone X in a clear, timed safe such as kSafe to prevent myself from being distracted by the phone. I thought it would be convenient to use Siri and the iOS clock app to start a tea timer ...
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How can I remove all alarm times from the clock app?

How can I remove all alarm times from the clock app on iOS 9.3.5 (iPad)? (regardless of whether the alarm is activated) When one has to many alarm times, the clock app becomes very laggish:
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Is there any way to know in how many hours the alarm will go off?

I need to know in how much time exactly the alarm will go off. The information it very important since when I go to bed I plan how many hours of sleep do I get and which alarm should I activate. ...
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How to disable vibration for timer?

In iOS 12 clock app, you can control whether each alarm vibrates. In the timer section, you cannot control whether the timer vibrates. This question has already been asked here: How to disable ...
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How to set alarm clock when screen-time is active?

Often I don't go to bed until 'screen-time' is active. I'd like to check/set my alarm, but screen-time doesn't let me use the alarm/clock app. I couldn't find the "Clock" app in the "Always ...
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Cyrillic letter "ч." appears after clock on iOS 12

I have this quite strange issue after upgrading to iOS 12. Right after the clock appear a cyrillic "ч." symbol. I know that it stand there for "час", which is "hour" translated from my native language ...
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Why is my (automatic) clock running 8 minutes behind?

I just realized my macbook's clock is 8 minutes behind. And yet the setting is on "automatically set to date and time". See screenshot. How can I fix this? On the left: asking for "time" in google. ...
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AppleScript to set clock

I need to set the Mac clock to a specific date and time, to perform some testing. I'm new to AppleScript. Is it possible to write a double-clickable script to set the clock?( By “double-clickable”, ...
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Reasons for iOS system time jumping backwards on an iPad while being offline

My team and I ran into a bug, which is probably caused by the iOS system time not incrementing monotonically, but jumping backwards. The measured time difference was about -50 milliseconds. (That's ...
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How to change 24hr Time format

Is it possible to make the clock to show 0900 instead of 9:00 for 9AM? I’ve already tried changing the format under System Preferences → Language & Region → Advanced… but the setting doesn’t save.
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How to see timer status on lock screen with media playing?

I want to see quickly/easily how much time is left on my timer while audio is playing. This was possible in previous versions of iOS by pressing home twice. Now in iOS 10, I have to press home, then ...
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Can I use the Bedtime alarm on iOS without using it as a morning alarm?

I use Sleep Cycle as an alarm clock/sleep tracker, but it doesn't offer a bedtime reminder functionality. Is there any way to use the native Bedtime alarm on iOS 10 without using it as a wakeup alarm ...
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Menu bar clock disappears during certain times of the day

I'm running Mavericks on a 2013 MacBook Air. Every time my clock reaches 10:00 (both AM and PM) it disappears, then reappears again once it reaches 12:00/0:00. I have it set as a 12 hour clock. I ...
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iOS 10 my clock alarms only play twice

In iOS 9 my clock alarms repeated for an hour but in iOS 10 only play twice. My iPhone 6plus is so big and heavy it pulls my pants down if I wear it in a belt holster, so I often set it on the table. ...
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Set a personalized alarm clock schedule on iPhone

I need to set a schedule of alarms using the below formula: Day:yes Day:no For example, starting Monday: Day:alarm Monday:yes Tuesday:no Wednesday:yes Thursday:no Friday:yes Saturday:no Sunday:yes ...
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Alternative alarm clocks

I have iPhone 6 and iOS 10. I notice that if the mute button is on or the volume is at zero then the alarm doesn't go off. I see many others note the same thing. Is there an non-native app I could ...
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How to disable vibration for Timer alerts?

In iOS Settings / Notifications, I can control whether alerts use vibration or sound or vibration-and-sound for Calendar, FaceTime, Mail, Messages, Phone, and Reminders apps. In Clock App / Alarm / ...
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Can't show clock in OSX menu bar

Recently the clock on my OSX menu bar has disappeared for no apparent reason. I'm using OSX 10.10.5 I try to add it again by going to System Preferences --> Date & Time --> Clock --> Show date ...
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How do I exclude a single day from/preemptively snooze a daily alarm?

I have an alarm that goes off every day at 8. Sometimes I wake up earlier on my own accord, go out early and I don't need the alarm any more -- at 8, I'm already in the metro and I don't want it to ...
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Can't save alarm, iPhone 4s

My iPhone 4s has recently deleted all my alarms and now I can't create any new ones. Open Clock Tap Alarm. Screen shows "No Alarms" Tap "+" Choose: Time: 11:00PM, Repeat: Never, Label: Alarm, Sound: ...
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Unable to change clock separator

I am using OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. In the Language & Region preferences, I clicked Advanced and set my clock format to 0-23:08. However, the clock in the menu bar and in the Date & Time ...
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How to change date format on menu bar without extra apps?

This is how it looks right now These are my "Language & Region" settings There is clearly a bug involved. I don't want use an app to solve such ridiculously simple prolem. It should be reading ...
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How do I use UTC with NTP?

Looking at: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH9069 How do I set the clock to use UTC with NTP? (This is in the context of synchronizing the Mac with the Linux server, both should be using UTC and, ...
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Talking clock in a different language

I've got my Mac speaking me the time every hour, but I'm currently trying to learn French so I thought it would be a good idea to make it speak the time in French. However, rather than saying "Il est ...
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Clock problems with dual boot mac system:- 10.6 and 10.8

I have a dual boot mac pro 3,1 : one hard drive with Snow Leopard (10.6.8) and one with Mountain Lion (10.8.?). When I boot up with Mountain Lion it unfailingly resets the clock to about 4 am. This ...
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How to make your iPhone beep every hour?

Is it possible to have my iPhone making a sound every hour ? And preferably during day time, like 12 hours a day, and moreover only during weekdays only ?
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Autolock iphone?

I use my iPad and iPhone as an alarm clock every night and keep them plugged into the wall. I want to be able to look over during the night and check the time, but I don't want them to be open and ...
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To-Do list which could read the task on time

I'm looking for the application for OS X (Maverick), which could merge two tasks for me. One is the TO-DO list just like "Reminders". The second one is more tricky - I wish "Reminders" to read task ...
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Autokey NTP client?

What's a reasonably short path to getting OS X to be an NTP client of an NTP server, using autokey? I tried adding the server's public keyfile (iffpar) and the appropriate commands in ntp.conf in the ...
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Is there anyway to show stopwatch on iOS Lockscreen?

I was wondering is there anyway (app or tweak, jailbreak or normal) to show the currently running stopwatch on the lock screen of iOS device? just like an album art and music controls running ...
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Clock won't keep time after Mavericks installation

My clock no longer keeps time properly after installation of Mavericks. This problem affects all of my iMacs immediately post-Mavericks, so it's not an issue with a bad battery. The symptom is: The ...
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How can I keep my system clock in sync under Mavericks?

I have a mid 2011 27" iMac running Mavericks (10.9.1). I updated from Mountain Lion this Fall when Mavericks was released. I never had any problem before with my system clock. Since installing ...
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iMac (without network connection) had a date in the year 2000 after rebooting

I was having problems with USB devices, so I rebooted my iMac (late 2009 model running OS X 10.7.5). Before rebooting, I turned off wifi. When I logged in again, System Preferences showed the date set ...
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Display seconds in addition to hours and minutes on the Clock

How would I go about getting the clock on my iPhone to display the seconds beside the minutes? I have looked at Settings → General → Date & Time, but it only allows me to choose a Time ...
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