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[Quick Check] How Many Hours Do I Have On Minecraft

Are you a fan of Minecraft? Then you have probably spent a good amount of time in the Minecraft game.  Here is how to track the time duration through the statistics tab and even reset it.

If you have been playing Minecraft for years, you must be wondering how many hours you have used it. If you have never played Minecraft, you better consider starting today. This adventure game requires you to build, mine, battle, and explore the Minecraft landscape.

You have the freedom to do anything that you wish in the environment. The game has amazing locations, tools, and spaces that you can explore. If you don’t like monotonous games, this is the most ideal game!

The environment also features beautiful mountains, caves, and biomes. There are different game versions that you can play to boost your creativity. Choose your destiny in the Minecraft game!

Someone may tease you for having played Minecraft for a long time. Luckily, you can use these methods to prove them wrong. Check how much time you have used on Minecraft effortlessly.

Check The Game Time On Minecraft

Luckily, you can check hours spent through the statistics tab. In each world, you can get statistics of hours used in playing and partaking in some activities.

The statistics show how long you did a specific activity or when developing some virtual worlds. All your data is always recorded. Therefore you won't miss out on any information. You can also configure it to see the time used in hours or days in the specific worlds.

Luckily, you can change into different worlds to see time used in the unique virtual worlds. Surprisingly, all the data is recorded.

1. How to Check Through the Statistics Tab View

It is not that easy to see the statistics tab. You can only see the statistics tab if you have the Java version of your PC or Mac. The tab has several advantages:

  • It provides time used in creating different virtual worlds
  • It provides time used to do other tasks.
  • It lets you know the time you have accessed each of the game activities
  • It lets you know how many times you launched a chest and interacted with villagers.

Steps To Open The Statistics Tab

Step 1: First, launch the Minecraft game, and click the ESCAPE button.

Step 2: This opens the game menu with different options.

Game Menu

Step 3: Next, click the statistics option.

Game Menu Statistics

Step 4: A list will open that provides you access to 4 different categories. (“General”, “Blocks”, “Items”, and “Mobs”) You can click all the categories to check the statistics.

Different Categories Like General

Step 5: First, click the General tab.

General show the total times you have completed activities. Blocks show the total times you have managed to craft or mine a block. Items show the total times you have depleted, crafted, dropped, or used items. Mobs show the total times that you have killed something.

That’s it!

2. How to Check Through The Mobile App View

This is how you can check the total time spent playing Minecraft.

Step 1: First, launch the Minecraft game app.

Step 2: Click on the three vertical lines to open the profile.

vertical lines

Step 3: Scroll down and select achievements.


Step 4: Check the “number of hours played” section. It should give you an overview of the time spent playing.

That’s it.

3. How To Do The Minecraft Log Analysis

You can use the Minecraft Logs Analyzer tool to check the time used playing. The GitHub project captures the time by analyzing the game logs. The chat log starts and stops when you finalize the game.

The tool analyzes the logs generated by Minecraft and figures out your total playtime. The only limitation is that it only works on Windows. There are three modes that you will see; the automatic, enter the path and enter glob.

  • The automatic mode detects the logs in the normal Minecraft folder
  • The enter path mode allows you to enter your file paths and separate them.
  • The glob mode allows you to select multiple folders in a directory. Glob selects your path and other paths in the subdirectories.

Luckily, you can export the results in a .csv format that shows the hours per session.

Step 1: First, download the Logs Analyzer tool on Github.

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Step 2: Once downloaded, run the exe.file. Be patient as it loads.

Step 3: Choose any three modes; automatic, enter the path, or enter glob.

Playtime Calculator by Quinten Cabo

Step 4: Once done, click “run” and wait for the scanning to end. The logs will appear.

Step 5: You can now check the total days played on Minecraft. It shows the specific date and time you played the games. (Every time you click the “play” button, it records the data.)

Step 6: Once done, export the statistics as a graph. You will see the hours spent per month.

You can then export your statistics as a graph. The graph features the number of hours used per month. Alternatively, download it as a CSV file.

Evaluate the time spent and see whether your playing habits are okay. However, that shouldn’t stop you from playing.

4. View Additional Stats

There are other elements you can check on the Minecraft statistics tab. Not only does it show the hours spent, but also other parameters like:

View Additional Stats

  • The duration since you died.
  • The times you have saved the game.
  • The times you have quit the game.
  • The distance swum, fallen, climbed, flown, walked, crouched, sprinted, and dived.
  • The distance you covered using a Minecraft, boat, pig, or horse.
  • The items dropped, damage dealt, damage taken, number of deaths, mob kills, animals bred, fish caught, etc.
  • The times you have jumped.

How to Reset Statistics on Minecraft

If you want to reset your statistics to start afresh, this is what you can do:

Step 1: First, open the Minecraft folder on the PC. It should be on your local disk C.

Step 2: Alternatively, open your Task Manager using CTRL + Shift + Esc and right-click on the Minecraft program. From there, choose the open location option. You will see where to find Minecraft on your computer.

Step 3: Find the folder with the “world” name that you want to clear its data.

Step 4: In the specific world’s folder, click on the statistics folder.

Step 5: Delete all the folder’s content. This will reset it.

Now you can start playing a fresh with no previous saved data.

Track Your Time Used Playing Minecraft

If you are worried about the time you use in playing Minecraft, then you can consider checking the statistics to be sure.

If the time is too much, you can consider finding alternate things that you can be doing like reading books, going out for walks, learning a new course online, and other activities. However, in your free time, make the best use by playing Minecraft.

Happy gaming!.

FAQ – Frequently asked Questions

Q. Why are the app time and computer time not the same?

Unfortunately, the Minecraft Java version never counts time on the app. This leads to inconsistency with your computer’s time. However, that shouldn’t be a bother.

Q. Is it possible to install Minecraft on Linux?

Yes, it is possible. This is because it uses Java which is compatible with Linux.  Please read our other article. (Kindly insert the link)