FAQ Title

How do I fix the Date & Time on my macbook?

Answered By: Stuart Mitchell
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2022 Views: 42

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Incorrect Date & Time can cause various issues with your laptop or computer, affecting things such as Internet access, Microsoft Office apps, or your email access.


If you notice your Date & Time is not correct this guide will help you change it. Please make sure you are connected to the internet through WiFi or Ethernet before starting this guide.


  1. Go to System Preferences  by clicking on the Apple () Menu > System Preferences.

  2. Click on Date & Time.

  3. Unlock the Date & Time page by clicking on the padlock in the bottom left of the window. Enter your password and click Unlock.

  4. Make sure the checkbox for "Set date and time automatically:" is ticked, and select one of the Apple options from the drop-down box.

  5. Then click on Time Zone at the top of the Window, and make sure the checkbox for "Set time zone automatically using current location" is ticked, and your Time Zone says "Australian Western Standard Time".


Your date and time should have automatically changed to now reflect the correct date and time.