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How to Use a Clock in Minecraft

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How to Use a Clock in Minecraft

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to use a clock with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, you can use a clock to tell what time of day it is when you are mining underground or indoors. Let’s explore how to use a clock.

Required Materials

In Minecraft, these are the required materials to use a clock:

How to Read a Clock

First, it’s important to understand how to read a clock in Minecraft. Throughout the day, the appearance of the clock will change. You can tell the time of day on a clock by looking for the position of the sun or moon on the clock’s display.

Let’s take a closer look.

How to Use a Clock

It is very easy to use clock. You only need to craft a clock and then hold it in your hand.

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Now you can watch the clock while holding it in your hand. The sun and moon will rotate in the clock’s display. When the sun is showing, it is day. When the moon is showing, it is night.

How to Place a Clock on a Wall

Another way to use a clock is to place the clock on a wall or other block. This is a great way to add some decor to your shelter.

To put a clock on a wall, first, select an item frame in your hotbar. If you don’t have an item frame in your inventory, you can quickly make one with a crafting recipe for an item frame.

Next, position your pointer (the plus sign) on the block where you want the clock to hang. You should see the block become highlighted in your game window.

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The game control to place the item frame depends on the version of Minecraft:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right click on the block.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap on the block.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the block.
  • For Education Edition, right click on the block.

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You should now see an empty item frame on the wall. Next, select the clock in your hotbar.

You will need to place the clock inside the item frame. The game control to place the clock depends on the version of Minecraft:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right click on the item frame.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap on the item frame.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the item frame.
  • For Education Edition, right click on the item frame.

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Now, the clock will appear in the frame on the wall.

Congratulations, you just learned how to use a clock and place a clock on a wall in Minecraft.

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