How to disable lock screen double-line clock on Android

If you don't like the double-line clock on the Lock screen of your Android phone, here are the steps to disable the feature.

Android disable double-line clock
Android disable double-line clock

On Android, the lock screen shows a big double-line clock when no notifications are available. Otherwise, a smaller clock will appear on the top-left corner of the screen.

Although a bigger design can make it easier to see the time, it takes up a lot of space and gets in the way of the lock screen background image. If you prefer only to show a small clock, Android 13 and higher versions include an option to disable the double-line clock.

This guide will show you the steps to hide the double-line clock and show a smaller version on your Android lock screen instead.

Disable lock screen double-line clock on Android

To disable the big double-line clock on Android 13 or higher, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Tap on Display.

  3. Tap on Lock screen.

  4. Turn off the Double-line clock toggle switch to hide the big clock.

    Lock screen disable double-line clock

Once you complete the steps, whether or not you have notifications on the screen, the clock will only appear as a single line element in the top-left corner of the lock screen.

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