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Java add minutes to Date

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add minutes to date.

Java add minutes to Date

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add minutes to date.

Java Calendar class is a very useful and handy class. It is basically used in date time manipulation. Here, we are going to add few minutes to current date and return the resultant time. For this, we have created a calendar instance and get a date to represent the current date. Then using the method add() of Calendar class, we have added 56 minutes to the calendar which in result display the resulted time.


import java.util.*;
import java.text.*;

public class AddMinutesToDate{

  public static void main(String[] args){
    Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance();
    Date today = calendar.getTime();
	SimpleDateFormat sdf=new SimpleDateFormat("hh:mm:ss");
    System.out.println("Current Time: " + sdf.format(today));
    calendar.add(Calendar.MINUTE, 56);
    Date addMinutes = calendar.getTime();
    System.out.println("Time after 56 minutes: " + sdf.format(addMinutes));


Current Time: 12:30:32
Time after 4 hours: 01:26:32


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