In Android Lollipop, I can only see the estimated time how long the device will be up. But I want to know how long my device is already running - where can I find this information? (Can't (and dont want to) believe it was removed completely from Lollipop...)

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Go to Settings > About Phone > Status and scroll to the end of the options. You'll see the up time.

  • This no longer works on the Pixel 3 🙁
    – Splaktar
    Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 6:10

Simply run the uptime command inside a terminal (eg. via adb or through Terminal Emulator).
You will get an output telling you how long the device is running for since the last boot.

Example output: up time: 02:57:16, idle time 10:21:25, sleep time 00:00:000

  • up time: as you may have expected, it's the time since boot.
  • idle time: I currently don't know much about where this time comes from/how it is generated; it seems to be the time it was idling in the past 12 hours.
  • sleep time: seems to be broken, 00:00:000 is the time I get even though the phone was asleep most of the time.
  • Thx for this suggestion. Is it correct that it's not possible to see the uptime at the device itself? I mean you can read it from the graph, but thats not really comfortable. Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 7:21
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    @user2345998 See Pramod's answer. It's a little bit deep in the settings but there is a way.
    – GiantTree
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 14:37

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