How to find out when your Mac last turned on or restarted


MacOS is a very robust system. So much so that it can be turned on once – and not turned off for many days, weeks and even months. Users sometimes restart their Mac once a year – when a macOS update comes out.

And how do you know when the reboot / power on was the last time? This is both interesting and useful – this way you can find out exactly when you installed the macOS update. Or, if something has broken in the system, specify when the “suspicious” update was installed for a particular program.

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How to find out when your Mac last turned on or restarted

Method # 1 – Terminal

1. Open the app Terminal – through Programs → Utilities or through the search query Spotlight (the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the screen).

2. Enter the command uptime and press on the keyboard Return (Enter).

On screen Terminal information about when the computer was turned on the last time will appear immediately.

How to find out when your Mac last turned on or restarted

If you want to know how much time has passed since the last reboot, enter the command last reboot… Information about the last 20 “rebates” will be displayed in the format “day of the week – month – day – exact time (up to a minute)“.

How to find out when your Mac last turned on or restarted

If you want to know when the system was last shut down, enter in the window Terminal command last shutdown

How to find out when your Mac last turned on or restarted

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Method # 2 – System information

If for some reason you are not ready to use the services Terminal – there is another way.

1. Click on the Apple menu (“apple” in the upper left corner of the screen) and select About this Mac

2. Click on the label System report in the tab Overview, then select Software.

About this Mac

3. Information about the time elapsed since the last power-on is in the line Time after loading

How to find out when your Mac last turned on or restarted

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