How to quickly add hours/minutes/second to date and time in Excel?

For instance, you have a list of dates and times in a worksheet, and now you want to add the same hours/minutes/seconds to these cells which are mixed with date and time. You can use formulas to solve this task, but here I can tell you another trick to quickly attain this goal in Excel.


Using formulas to add hours/minutes/seconds to datetime

In Excel, generally, you may use the formulas to add hours, minutes or seconds to the datetime cells.

1. Select the cell next to the first cell of the datetime list, and then type this formula =A2+1/24 into it, press Enter key and drag the auto fill handle over the cell needed this formula. See screenshots.

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2. Then right click to select Format Cells from the context menu. And in the Format Cells dialog, under Number tab, select Custom from the Category list, then type m/d/yyyy hh:mm:ss into the Type textbox. See screenshots:

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3. Click OK. Then you can see each date and time cell is added one hour.
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Notes:

1. If you want to add one minute to cell, use this formula:=A2+1/1440, if you want to add one second to cell, use this formula: =A2+1/86400.

2. In above formulas, 1 indicates to add one hour or one minute or one second, you can change it as you need.

3. If you want to add hours, minutes and second to a date simultaneously, you can use this formula =A2+TIME(23,23,34), this means to add 23 hours, 23 minutes and 34 seconds to a date cell. But with this formula, you cannot add time over 24 hours.

Easily add days/years/month/hours/minutes/seconds to a datetime in Excel

Supposing you have a date time format data in a cell, and now you need to add a number of days, years, months, hours, minutes, or seconds to this date. Normally, using formula is the first method for all Excel users, but it’s hard to remember all formulas. With Kutools for Excel’s Date & Time Helper utility, you can easily add days, years, months, or hours, minutes or seconds to a date time, moreover, you can caculate the date difference, or the age based on a given birthday without remembering the formula at all. Click for full-featured free trial in 30 days!
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Using a handy tool to add hours/minutes/seconds to datetime

With above method is very easy, but here I can introduce another easier way to you, do you want to have a try?

To free install Kutools for Excel, you can use the powerful utility -- Date & Time helper to add hours, minutes or seconds without remembering.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select a cell to put the adding result, and click Kutools > Formula Helper > Date & Time helper. See screenshot:
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2. In the Date & Time Helper dialog, check Add option, click doc select button 1to select a cell that you use to add time,  then type the number of hours, minutes and seconds you want to add in the Enter number or select cells which contain values you want to add section, you can preview the adding result in Result section See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok, then drag the autofill handle over cells needed the formula, see screenshot:
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    fishguy72ca@gmail.com · 1 years ago
    I know this is an old thread, but this doesn't work for me using KuTools. Does the original data have to be in a certain format? I've tried both general and custom (mm-dd-yyyy hh:mm:ss). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    pats · 1 years ago
    This is really helpful. Thanks a lot! :-)
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    sreesha · 1 years ago
    Thank you very much for this.
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    anonymous · 2 years ago
    it works well, thanks...
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    your name · 2 years ago
    looks nice, but not working, what version of excel are you presenting?
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    VIKAS · 2 years ago
    NICE IT WORKS THANK U
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    Mehran · 3 years ago
    this add in does not even work. I tried the exact example above and I just get errors.
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      Sunny · 3 years ago
      Could you give me a specific example?
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      Sunny · 3 years ago
      Thank u for ur remind.! I have corrected it. Thanks again.
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    PaulR · 4 years ago
    86,400, as in seconds per day. Thus 1/86400, not 72000.

    Please correct
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      Sunny · 3 years ago
      Thank u for ur kind remind, I have corrected it, thanks again.