Put today's date on the lockscreen [duplicate]

asked 2014-05-27 00:59:20 +0200

bennypr0fane gravatar image

updated 2014-07-18 16:07:23 +0200

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I know there is a thread about making the lockscreen customizable which was originally dedicated only to this very topic. It has a very long answer from Jaako Roppola that basically says it's very complicated and also not a good request (feel free to explain if I misread that). Well I am guessing/hoping that putting only the date on the lockscreen, without making it customizable, is much less complicated and I'm convinced it would make a lot of people's day to reduce the number of actions necessary to see the date from 2-5 to 1. Hence, this thread shell provide the possibility to vote on this single enhancement, and hopefully take away a good excuse to put off work on the lockscreen ;-P Get voting, all people who can never remember today's date! Note that this is not a duplicate of this question, because lockscreen of course I mean what you see when you wake up the phone by double tapping the screen or pressing the lock button.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by ssahla
close date 2014-05-27 10:46:06.180123



The lockscreen on my HTC displays the Time, Date, Location and Temp along with a graphic display of the weather ie Sun, Cloud, Cloud & Rain etc.

I find this so handy that I really miss it when I use my Jolla.

bmwebb ( 2014-05-27 05:53:16 +0200 )edit

But is this really necessary as date is the first thing on the pulley menu of the lockscreen... do you really need it ON the lockscreen itself?

juiceme ( 2014-05-27 07:15:24 +0200 )edit

@bennypr0fane, it has been asked before: http://together.jolla.com/question/12694/display-current-date-below-time-in-lock-screen/. :) This is a duplicate.

@juiceme, I think it's not only about the lock screen: If the date was also shown where the time is now, it could be checked by peeking from any app (like the time can be now).

ssahla ( 2014-05-27 09:40:08 +0200 )edit

From a utility perspective having the date time etc on the lock screen would be quick & easy. I am so used to using the single button press to open and close the screen I don't have to go anywhere else to access this information, I don't bother with the double tap.

bmwebb ( 2014-05-27 09:52:21 +0200 )edit

By the way, you can already have the date on the lock screen with Patchmanager / PandoraBox (from OpenRepos). But it is only on the lock screen, not peakable from applications.

ssahla ( 2014-05-27 10:01:47 +0200 )edit