How to Add Clock Widget on Mac Desktop in macOS Sonoma

If you are like me, working with people across different time zones, figuring out what time it is for them in that specific location can become confusing. The same happens with other people as well. 

Luckily, on your Mac, you can now add the Clock Widget to the Desktop, and the advantage of adding the Desktop is convenience and immediacy. If the Clock Widget is on the Desktop, you can quickly glance at it without launching any app. Here’s how you can add Clock Widget to your Mac Desktop. But that’s limited to Add Stopwatch & Timer On Mac. Also, see alternate ways to Set Countdown Timer on Mac Desktop Screen.

Add, Remove & Update Default Cities in Clock Widget & World Clock

To add the Clock Widget to your Mac desktop, firstly, ensure your device is updated to macOS Sonoma & later. For this, you can read our guide on how to update your Mac.

Ways to add Clock Widget to Mac Desktop

There are two ways to add a Clock Widget to your Mac desktop: one using the Right-click and another using Notification Center. We have covered both of them. 

Way 1: Using Right Click

1→ Right-click (Option + Click) anywhere on your Mac desktop. Select Edit Widgets… to open the Widget Gallery.

Edit Widgets on Mac Desktop to Add Clock Widget
Edit Widgets on Mac Desktop to Add Clock Widget

2→ Now, click on the Clock Widget from the left pane. 

Add Clock Widget to Mac Desktop
Add Clock Widget to Mac Desktop

3→ From the right side, select the Clock Widget Style of your preference. Upon clicking will automatically move to your Mac desktop. Alternatively, you move over the Widget (Clock Widget in 3 Styles, City Widget in 3 Styles, and World Clock Widget in 2 Styles) and click Green + Icon or simply drag and drop it to your Desktop.

4→ Tap on Done to Apply the changes. That’s it. To change the Default Cities or Countries, State in the Clock widget. Follow the next tips. (refer to this on Widgets is broken or Not Working on Mac.)

Save Widget on Mac Desktop
Save Widget on Mac Desktop

Way 2: Using Notification Center

1→ Click on Date and Time next to the Control Center in the menu bar.

2→ Click on the Edit Widgets Button at the bottom to open the Widget Gallery.

3→ Now, click on the Clock Widget from the left pane. 

4→ From the right side, select the Clock Widget Style of your preference. Upon clicking will automatically move to your Mac desktop. Alternatively, you move over the Widget and click Green + Icon or simply drag and drop it to your Desktop.

How to Change Default Cities in World Clock Widget on Mac

The default highlighted Cities in Clock Widget are Cupertino, Tokyo, Sydney, and Paris. Here are the steps to change it.

1→ Right-click (Option + Click) on Clock Widget.

2→ From the prompt, select Edit “Clock.”

Edit Clock widget to Mac Desktop
Edit Clock widget to Mac Desktop

3→ Select City.

Change City in Clock Widget Mac
Change City in Clock Widget Mac

4→ Enter the name of City and select it.

Search and Select New City for Clock Widget on Mac
Search and Select New City for Clock Widget on Mac

5→ Lastly, select Done.

Save and Change the Cities in clock widget Mac
Save and Change the Cities in clock widget Mac

How to Reorder in World Clock in Widget Mac

If you’ve multiple cities in your clock widget and want to reorder it as your preference, right-click on Clock-Widget and select Edit Widgets…After this, swap up or down the cities.

Arrange or Re-Order Cities in clock widget Mac desktop
Arrange or Re-Order Cities in clock widget Mac desktop

Then select the Done button at the right-top corner to save changes.

How to Remove Clock Widget from your Mac Desktop

If you no longer need a Clock Widget, removing it is handy. For this, right-click on the Clock Widget and select Remove Widget.

Troubleshooting! if your mac is not showing correct Time in clock, Make sure location service is enabled.

Final Thought!

Rather than scattering around the Mac, opting for a Clock Widget on your Mac Desktop offers you a convenient way to see the time of multiple cities at a glance. 

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood, a Wellington-based journalist, excels in covering Apple and tech trends. With a diverse background in public safety, government, and education reporting, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, offering readers a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. Contact Her Team:- jaysukh.pharma@gmail.com [OR] admin@howtoisolve.com

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