Why Does My iPhone Home Screen Not Show the Time? Answer and Fix Now!

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-07-27 / Update for  iOS 11

The time/clock missing from lock screen after update. When I restart, the clock reappears, but again it disappears. Is there any other solution other than restarting the iPhone?"

-- From discussions.apple.com

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Since the release of the official version of iOS 13, it has become the target of flood of complaints. Even in the latest iOS 13.6 and iOS 14 beta, some users may have the time display on the top bar of their iPhone screen, but the big clock and date on the lock screen are just gone, along with the app and message notifications. So if you have come across the issue iPhone not showing time on lock screen, check the post now.

Why Does My iPhone Home Screen Not Show the Time?

As for the one who faced clock not showing on iPhone home screen issue, you may want to know why it will occur, that's just what we want to tell to you:

  • The most possible reason would be the instability of the new iOS/beta system.
  • Your iPhone memory is almost run out of.
  • Some uncertain temporary bugs.

Top 4 Tricks to Fix There is No Display Clock on iPhone Lock Screen

If your iDevices happen to be stuck in such a problem, you may try the following tricks to get back the lost time and date display on the lock screen of your iPhone/iPad/iPod.

Trick 1: Swipe Top Down on the Lock Screen

The first solution and also proved to be the easiest one is to swipe top down on the lock screen and the clock will come back. But this trick may not work for all apple users.

Trick 2: Change the Display Setting

Then, you can also try to change the display setting, simply go to Settings > Display > View > Zoomed, and then go to Settings > Display > View > Standard. Please be noted that this setting does not apply to iPhone 5S/SE.

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Trick 3: Restart Your iDevices

This method has been tested by many users from discussions.apple.com, you can follow the steps below:

  • Press and hold down the Power button until you see the Power Off slider.
  • Swipe it to power down your device.
  • Then press the Power button again to turn on your device.

Trick 4: Reinstall iOS or Downgrade Your Device to the Previous Version with Tenorshare ReiBoot

If all the above tricks fail to fix the iPhone time not showing on lock screen, it could be something wrong with iOS system. You can either reinstall iOS on your device, or downgrade it to a lower and stable iOS version if you are using the beta version.

In this case, Tenorshare ReiBoot is a helpful tool to enable you reinstall iOS or downgrade your iPhone 11/X/8//7/6/5s/SE, iPad or iPod touch from iOS 13 without any data loss, as long as Apple is signing the iOS.

  • Download and launch Tenorshare ReiBoot in your computer, and connect your device to the program. Click "Repair Operating System".

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  • Click "Fix Now (All iOS 13 Stuck)" to downgrade to an earlier iOS.

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  • Click "Download" to download the iOS 13 firmware online.

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  • Then Tenorshare ReiBoot will remove iOS 14 beta and install the earlier version you have downloaded to your device.

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With the above tricks, especially iOS downgrade with Tenorshare ReiBoot, you have high chance to fix the no clock on lock screen problem for good. If your iPhone is running into other common problems like iPhone stuck in recovery mode or iPhone Apple logo stuck, this iOS system repair software is also able to fix without erasing data.

FAQs about No Clock on Lock Screen iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

After all, if you want to know more about clock on iPhone screen, just read on.

Q1: How do I show the clock on my iPhone lock screen?

A: Generally speaking, the clock is automatically enabled on each iPhone screen, you don't need to do anything. However, if you want to show the iPhone lock screen clock like a Samsung, then you need to use a third-party app.

Q2: How do I get rid of the clock on my iPhone home screen?

A: The most possible way is to jailbreak your iPhone. However, if you don't want to be in the risk of data loss, you can try this way.

Open your safari and go to ‘cydiahacks.com/hide.html’, search for the ‘Hide Clock’ app and install it. Once done, you will see a 'Clock Hide' icon on your home screen. Long press it then click the 'X' to remove the clock on your iPhone home screen.

Please note that if you restart your iPhone, the clock will appear again.

  Updated on 2020-07-27 / Update for  iOS 11

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