We can put time values together to generate a cumulative time value. Since time values are only a decimal extension of the date serial numbering scheme. We might want to add a specific number of minutes to an existing time value in various instances. In this article, we will utilize to **add minutes to time** in excel.

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Let’s say we need to add minutes to time. Excel makes it easy to add a given number of minutes to a time. Now, we will go through some easy ways to add minutes to time in excel.

**1. Use Formula to Add Minutes to Time in Excel**

In excel, times are expressed as fractional values of 24 hours. We can add minutes divided by **1440**. An hour is **1/24**. So, a minute is **1/(24*60)** = **1/1440**.

In the following dataset, column **B **contains the time and column **C **contains the decimal value for minutes. After adding minutes to time, the results will show in column **D **and column **E **will display the formula. Now, let’s have a look at how to add the minutes using the formula.

**STEPS:**

- First, select the cell
**E7**which is in the result column. - After that, write down the formula. The generic formula to add minutes to times is:

`=time+(minutes/1440)`

In our dataset, we will take **cell B7** and** cell C7 **which contain sequentially time and minutes. So our formula will be:

`=B7+(C7/1440)`

Which we can see in the formula column.

- Then, press
**Enter.**

This will add the minutes to the times shown in the picture below. Make sure results are formatted as **Time**.

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**2. Add Minutes to Time Using Format Cells Feature**

Likewise the previous method, we are using the same dataset and also use the same formula. But the problem is if we don’t change the result column format to time, we won’t get the desired outcome. Instead of changing the format manually, we can customize the format by using the **Format Cells **feature. For this, we need to follow some simple steps.

**STEPS:**

- Firstly, we select the range
**E7:E10.** - Then,
**right-click**on the mouse and select**Format Cells.**

- This will open the
**Format Cells**window. - Next, from the window go to time and select as you want the result. Here, let’s select the third one which will show only the hour and minutes.
- After selecting the format click on the
**OK**button.

- Or we can also customize the format as per our requirements. For this just go to the
**Custom**option then select the required format. After that click**OK.**

- As we select the hour and minute format, our resulting time shows in that format after adding the minutes to time.

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**3. Apply TIME Function to Add Minutes to Time in Excel**

We won’t have to remember the formula for converting decimal minutes to an excel time if we use the **TIME function**. When values surpass 24 hours, the **TIME function** will “roll over” and return to zero. Our dataset is the same as before, now we are going to use the **TIME function** to add minutes to time by following some simple steps.

**STEPS:**

- In the beginning, we must select the cell we want to use the formula. So, we are selecting cell
**E7.**

- After that just type the formula. The generic formula for
**TIME function**for adding minutes to time is:

`=time+TIME(0,minutes,0)`

Following the above formula, we are going to type the formula:

`=B7+TIME(0,C7,0)`

As our time and minutes are in different cells already.

- Finally, press
**Enter.**And we can see the minutes are added with the time.

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**4. Insert NOW Function to Add minutes to the Current Time**

If we want to see what the time will be from now after adding different minutes. We can also have a look at the current time after adding minutes by using the **NOW function **in excel. This function has no arguments.

**STEPS:**

- To add minutes to the current time, in the beginning, just write down the formula in the selected cell.

`=NOW()+C7/1440`

- Finally, we can see the time after adding minutes in the result column. And remember that, the
**NOW function**will continuously update the time.

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**5. Add up Minutes with SUM Function**

If we want to add the total time we can do it by using the **SUM function. **We use the same dataset to add up the minutes.

**STEPS:**

- First, as we want to see, the add-up minutes result in cell
**E11**, so select cell**E11.** - After that, just select the cell and type the formula:

`=SUM(E7:E10)`

- Now, we will get our results and the formula is also shown in the picture below.

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**Things to Remember**

- In the
**TIME function**, the**#NUM!**error occurs if the given hours are less than 0. - The
**#VALUE!**error occurs when any of the given inputs are non-numeric.

**Conclusion**

By following those simple methods you can easily add minutes to time in excel. Hope this will help you! If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback please let us know in the comment section. Or you can have a glance at our other articles in the **ExcelDemy.com** blog!

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