The status bar at the top of the screen on your Mac includes a lot of helpful information and buttons that tell you about the current status of your device. For example, you could open a menu that shows your available storage if you’re concerned that you are running out of space. Another one of the pieces of information in this location is the time, and there might even be a day of the week next to it.
Like most of the settings on your Mac, this display is customizable. So if you would prefer not to have that day of the week shown there, or if it’s not there abd you would like it to be, then follow the steps below to find out how you can change that setting.
How to Include or Remove the Day of the Week in the Status Bar on a Mac
The steps in this article were performed on a MacBook Air in macOS High Sierra. By completing the steps in this guide you will be choosing whether or not to display the day of the week next to the time at the top of your screen.
Step 1: Open System Preferences.
Step 2: Click the Date & Time option.
Step 3: Click the box to the left of Show the day of the week to hide or display it. I have chosen to display the day of the week in the image below.
The display that we are customizing is the one indicated in the picture below.
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