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If you want to see how long you've been sitting at the computer, how long it's been since the last restart, or whether your child has already exceeded their computer time for the day, then there is a way to do this under macOS. You can find out how long the Mac has been running from the System Report, which you can access from the About This Mac screen. You can find detailed step-by-step instructions in this guide. Do you have a question or do you know a faster way? Then please leave a comment on the topic.
How long has the computer been on? You can find an answer to this question by looking at the macOS system report. With its various areas and information, this seems overwhelming at first. But if you know where to look, you'll find the information you're looking for very quickly. And this is how you do it:
The "time since boot" is displayed either in minutes, in hours and minutes or in days, hours and minutes. So you can see at a glance how much time has passed since the last system start or restart of the Apple Mac. Of course, weeks and months can also be displayed if you don't shut down your Mac, but just put the Apple computer to sleep or close the MacBook when you're not using it.
How often do you restart your Apple Mac, iMac or MacBook? Do you shut down the computer after each use (like me) or do you just restart if the device is acting up or slowing down? Feel free to write me a comment with your handling and your experiences with it!
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.