How To Remove Logged Hours In Jira

Jira, created by Atlassian, is a widely used project management software utilized by businesses for tracking issues and projects, among other functions. The time logging feature in Jira is essential as it enables team members to monitor the time spent on specific tasks.

There might be instances when you have to alter or remove the logged hours due to a need for change or a simple error. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to remove logged hours in Jira.


Before we get started, make sure that you have the ‘Work On Issues’ and ‘Edit Work Logs’ permissions. If you don’t, you’ll need to request these permissions from your Jira administrator.

Steps to Remove Logged Hours in Jira

Step 1: Open the Specific Issue

Go to your project board and click on the specific issue from which you want to remove the logged hours.

Step 2: Go to the ‘Work Log’

Once the issue is open, scroll down to the Activity section and switch to the Work Log tab. You will see all the work logs listed here.

Step 3: Find the Log You Want to Delete

In the work log tab, find the specific time log you want to remove. Each log will display who logged the hours and when.

Step 4: Delete the Log

Click on the ellipsis (…) next to the log you want to remove and select Delete from the dropdown menu.

Step 5: Confirm Deletion

A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation. Click on the Delete button to confirm that you want to remove the logged hours.

    // Note: Deleting a work log cannot be undone. Be careful while removing logged hours.


That’s it! You have now learned how to remove logged hours in Jira. Remember that while tracking time is crucial for understanding productivity and project timelines, it’s also important to keep your logs accurate and up-to-date. If you have any questions or encounter any issues, don’t hesitate to contact your Jira administrator for assistance.