Time

Experience a better Lock Screen on jailbroken iOS 14 with Dodo

The iPhone’s native Lock Screen does exactly what it was designed to do – that is, provide a secure layer between the user and your handset’s operating system where you need to authenticate yourself to move forward.

But if you’re anything like half of iPhone users in existence today, then you might find yourself getting somewhat bored with the static Lock Screen appearance that the iOS platform has exhibited for many years now.

GrabberEX lets you discern the time and battery percentage more easily in full-screen apps

I like that I can always glance at my Status Bar to see the time or even how much of my battery I have left before I’ll need to need to connect to a charger.

Unfortunately, full-screen apps hide the Status Bar, and pulling down from the top of the display to glance at the Status Bar in Notification Center reveals a grabber instead. This, in turn, necessitates a secondary pull down gesture to view the Status Bar in Notification Center.

Arizona lets jailbreakers reposition the Lock Screen’s date and time

While Apple has experimented with bolder and lighter fonts for the Lock Screen’s date and time display over the years, one thing that certainly hasn’t changed would be the position of this element.

For as long as I can remember, the Lock Screen’s date and time display has been centered somewhere within the top 1/3 of the display. Apple doesn’t provide any options in iOS for customizing the Lock Screen’s date and time display positioning, and with that in mind, it may come as no surprise that the jailbreak community has developed its own means of doing so.

Alternate your iPhone’s Status Bar time indicator between the date and time with TimeStamp

The iPhone’s Status Bar has always been home to a time indicator  so that you can always glance there from any interface you might be using to see what time it is. But how many times have you found yourself wondering what the date is — just to find yourself going back to the Home Screen or Lock Screen to check?

I’ve long wondered why the iPhone’s Status Bar didn’t display the date in addition to the time, and interestingly enough, iPadOS now does this natively. This begs the question of why a similar feature isn’t yet available for the iPhone or iPod Touch, especially with the extra vertical real estate afforded by the device’s notch.

How to propose a new time for a Calendar event invitation

Propose New Time for Calendar Event on iPhone

When you receive an event invitation, you may have a conflict with the date or time. In the Calendar app, you can propose a new time to the event organizer. This saves you from phone calls or the back and forth via email to reschedule the event. You can propose a new time before or after you accept the event invitation.

Here, we’ll show you how to use the built-in feature for proposing a new time for a Calendar event. And we’ll walk you through it on Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

How to insert and fomat the current date and time in Numbers

Numbers, Current Date and Time on Mac

How many times have you typed the current date or time into a Numbers sheet? You might be using a spreadsheet for tracking weight, a work schedule, or activities and enter the date each time you open it. Or, you might use Numbers for employees or team members and ask them to record the time they make their entries.

What’s nice about Numbers is that you can insert the current date and/or time without typing it in or using a formula to make it happen. You can also format both, here’s how.

Miss iOS 13’s wheel-based date picker? This jailbreak tweak ports it to iOS 14

If you ever set up alarms in your iPhone’s native Clock app or upcoming events in the Calendar app, then you’re probably used to having to enter a specific time and date for those types of configurations.

As many noticed, iOS & iPadOS 14 have replaced the traditional wheel-style date selector with an inline version that displays a combo box for the time and a full-blown calendar picker for the date. While some really like this new inline selector, others aren’t used to it and have found it to be more cumbersome.

Klean gives jailbreakers a more interesting date and time display

When you find yourself a bit curious as to what time it is, you might take a quick glance at your iPhone’s Lock Screen to take advantage of the massive time display iOS shows within the top half of the screen. It works, but we wouldn’t go out of our way to say it’s particularly beautiful.

If you’re interested in something a bit more eye-catching, and perhaps even more functional by way of the kind of information that gets displayed, then we’d advise checking out a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Klean by iOS developer Ali Maulana.