Now here’s a great way to spice up your iPhone’s Lock screen. Timely—a recently released tweak—adds a text-based Lock screen clock to your iPhone.

Depending on the current time, Timely will highlight the necessary elements that make up the time via a text based Lock screen layout. It’s even capable of rounding to the nearest five minutes for a cleaner look. Have a glance at our video review inside for more details.

Once you install Timely, it should start working immediately. You can further configure the tweak via the preference panel located in the stock Settings app.

Timely features a kill-switch, and the ability to designate the highlighted text color—the text that actually tells the time—and dimmed text color. You can also use the preferences to enable Timely’s own wallpaper, and choose from a variety of colors.

Timely Settings

Timely is a fun way to spice up the look and feel of the iOS Lock screen, and it’s absolutely free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. I really like this release, and I think you should check it out. If you decide to do so, please share your thoughts in the comments section.

  • Frank Anthony

    This is no cool but of course not a waste of time. i don’t like it. Nice try!

  • Jonathan

    The only problem is when you receive a notification, it looks really weird.

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  • Sunny

    Lol stole the name and iconic idea from this android app

    • Your Mother

      exactly but this one is useless thanks to the many limitations of iOS.

  • Sunny

    Looks a mess on iphone 4s

    • Yash Gorana

      Someone forgot to implement Auto Layout in their code 😐

    • Noaaahh

      It’d look better [IMO] without the Slider to Unlock anyway…

  • johnm

    I have a 5s and its not working. i tried turning of inteliscreen, but that wasnt the conflict….

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