In this article we will show you how to put the clock on the lock screen of your Android or iPhone mobile. But first, we want to show you the difference between the three types of screens that are shown on mobiles.
Differences between home screen, lock screen and screen saver
Although it may not seem like it, this nomenclature is often confused. Therefore, before starting the tutorial, we want to get you out of your doubts.
The starting screen is the one where you can see all your applications. You will spend most of your time in it while using your mobile. The lock screen It is the one that is shown when your mobile is turned off and you press the power button, in which we manage to lock the screen of our smartphone with a password.
It is the interface before the home screen and this forever shows a clock. Finally, the screen saver or screensaver It is the one that is shown when the mobile enters a state of rest, which is also called mode Always on Display, and should be activated.
And they are so important that, for example, we always want to experience new things when customizing the lock screen on iPhone or Android. Therefore, in this article we show you how to do it.
How to put the clock on the lock screen on Android
This feature is only available on Android Pie 9.0 and above. To configure it, follow these steps:
- Open “Settings”.
- Click on «Screen» → «Advanced» → «Screen Saver».
- Slide the virtual button to activate this function.
After this, you must configure the contents what you want to appear on the screen saver; in this case, a watch. To do this, do the following:
- Go back to section “Screen saver”. Then select the option “Current screen saver.”
- Select the clock. You can adjust the brightness by pressing the nut icon.
It should be noted that in this section you can choose to show other types of content, such as a photo album, random colors and content from other apps.
Now you must configure when you want the screen saver to be displayed; while the mobile is charging, when it is connected to an accessory or both. To do this, press the icon with three dots in the form of a column and then the option “When to start”.
On the other hand, to see a preview of the function you have just configured, click on «Start now». If you can’t find it, look for the three-dot column-shaped icon. Lastly, you must set up the time the screen saver will appear. To do this, go to “Screen” → “Advanced” → “Screen timeout” and choose an option.
We remind you that for this function to start, you must wait for the time you have set to run out. If you press the power button, the screen saver will not start.
How to put the clock on the lock screen on iPhone
The iPhone screen is so iconic, that many times we even want to put the iPhone lock screen on Android. But you will be surprised to learn that iPhones so far do not have a native option for setting a screen saver. However, it is possible to use its OLED panel to configure the mode Always on Display with third-party apps.
The app that we recommend you look for in the App Store is OLEDX. After downloading it, you must activate Guided Access on your iPhone. To do this, do the following:
- Go to “Settings”.
- Click on «General» and then «Accessibility».
- Scroll to the bottom of the interface and activate the “Guided Access” option.
- Go back to the “Accessibility” section and select the option «Direct Access to Accessibility».
- Once here, select “Guided Access”.
After activating this function, open OLEDX. Through its interface you can configure the elements that you want to appear as a screen saver, which in this case would be a clock. You can also add other indicators, such as battery status, date, among others. Once this is done, you can lock the smartphone screen by having a new and modern clock on it.
It should be noted that this application is compatible with all mobile phones that run iOS 11. However, we recommend using it only if the screen type of your iPhone is OLED or AMOLED. Otherwise, the battery will drain very quickly.