How to View How Many Hours You’ve Played on Minecraft

If you’re a Minecraft lover, you might disagree with your family members about how much time you actually spend playing the game.

Tracking your time playing Minecraft may help you prove a point. Unless you’ve spent even more hours playing than you’re being accused of, that is!

Either way, whether you’re trying to convince your partner that you’re not playing games more than doing chores, or you’d simply like to keep track of your Minecraft history, there’s a way to find out how many hours you’ve spent mining and crafting.

This article will provide you with all the information you need.

Minecraft Statistics

The Statistics tab in Minecraft doesn’t only keep track of how many hours you’ve spent building your virtual worlds, but you can also see how many times you’ve done each of the game’s activities. Like how many times you’ve opened a chest or talked to villagers, how much distance you’ve walked or swum, etc.

Note: Only the Java edition of Minecraft for PC or Mac allows you to see Statistics this way.

Every time you save a world, that world’s statistics are automatically saved.

How to Open the Statistics Tab

You can enter Statistics by following these simple steps:

  1. Press the Escape button on your keyboard.
  2. The Game menu will open and you’ll see different options on the screen.
  3. Click on Statistics, right next to Achievements, under the ‘Back to Game’ button.
  4. A list will appear on your screen. It’s divided into four categories: General, Blocks, Items, and Mobs. By opening the list, you open General statistics.
  5. If you wish to see another category, click on it.

Statistics Categories

The first category is called General. It contains information about how many times you’ve completed different activities, or how much distance you’ve flown, gone by boat, etc.

The second category, named Blocks, shows you how many times you’ve crafted, used, or mined a block.

The ‘Items’ category is the third one. It shows how many times you’ve depleted, crafted, picked up, dropped, or used different items, such as an iron shovel, a pickaxe, a bow, a sword, etc.

The fourth and final category is named Mobs. It shows you how many times you’ve killed a spider, a skeleton, a zombie, a creeper, etc.

Time Played

To see how many hours you’ve played Minecraft, open ‘Statistics’ and stay in the General category.

The second item on the list is Minutes played, but the amount of time played can be also expressed in days (d) or hours (h). If you want to see all the items from the list, you’ll need to scroll down.

Note that statistics only show the time you’ve spent in the current world. If you’d like to know what’s the overall time you’ve spent building all your saved worlds, you can calculate it by adding each individual period of time.

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What Else You Can See in Statistics

Stats are generally interesting and almost every gamer likes to know the answers to “how much” and “how many” questions.

What the ‘Statistics’ tab can also show you is:

  1. How many times you have clicked on Save and quit to the title.
  2. How long it’s been since you last died in the game.
  3. How often you’ve used the Sneak button.
  4. Total sprinting, falling, or crouching distance.
  5. How many times you’ve jumped.
  6. How many times you’ve died.
  7. How many times you’ve blocked damage with a shield.

The list goes on and on, but you get the point – all this data is stored in your Statistics, so you can easily compare your success to other players.

How to Reset Your Statistics

There’s a simple way to reset your stats if you want to start from scratch.

  1. Open the .minecraft folder from your computer.
  2. Find the folder with the same name as the world you want to delete the stats for.
  3. Open the Statistics folder from that world’s folder.
  4. Delete the content of the folder.

Congrats, your statistics are now reset!

Hours Played – The App

If you’d like to see how many hours you’ve played on Minecraft using the App do this:

Launch the app and tap on ‘Profile’

Tap on the ‘Achievements’ tab

View the ‘Hours Played’ section

Hours Played – Xbox

Using your Xbox app, you can see how long you’ve played Minecraft. Follow these instructions:

Open the Xbox app on your phone and tap on the three vertical lines in the upper left-hand corner

Tap on ‘Achievements’

Scroll down to ‘Hours Played’

Can I see how many hours I’ve played Minecraft for PlayStation?

Unfortunately, Sony doesn’t make this easy for PlayStation fans. We do have an article that explains more.

Why does the app tell me a different amount of hours than the Java version?

The hours you’ve played depends on how many accounts you’ve made. For example, if you’re playing on the app on your phone the Java version won’t record it.

Don’t Be Surprised

Checking your total Minecraft time is really easy, and you get an interesting insight into the rest of your stats. Still, you might want to check your playing hours when you’re alone, just in case the number is higher than expected. Resetting the stats may save you – so your family will never learn the truth!

How many hours (or days) have you played? If there’s something interesting in your statistics, share it with us in the comments section below!

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