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Old Jun 25, 2010, 05:42 AM   #1
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Can the iPad show the current date in the status bar?

Hi, I'm wondering if it's at all possible to add the current date (i.e. Fri May 25...) to the top of the iPad's status bar?

I'm a forgetful bugger and never remember the date let alone the day, so when I'm in Mail and Safari this would be a great benefit for me.

I would like to do this without any hack that might void my Apple Care.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 07:18 AM   #2
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To my knowledge you can't, but you could always put the iCal icon into the iPad dock.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 07:57 AM   #3
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If jail broken yes
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 08:58 PM   #4
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To my knowledge you can't, but you could always put the iCal icon into the iPad dock.
That is a great point which will be very useful when iOS 4 for iPad arrives as I won't have to return to the home screen to see the date.
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 09:01 PM   #5
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If jail broken yes
Thank you, I thought that might be the case, I don't want to jail break my iPad as I do not wish to compromise AppleCare.
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 09:45 PM   #6
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Thank you, I thought that might be the case, I don't want to jail break my iPad as I do not wish to compromise AppleCare.
It won't. Just restore it if you need to get service.
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 11:03 PM   #7
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It won't. Just restore it if you need to get service.
+1. Untraceable after a full restore.
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Old Jul 10, 2010, 11:06 PM   #8
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+1. Untraceable after a full restore.
Just make sure when you restore you set it up as a new iPad. Don't restore from a backup.

Also if you do jailbreak it. Do so on a computer that has iTunes 9.1.1 or lower in order for Spirit to work. After it's jailbroken you can use iTunes 9.2 to sync all you stuff over to it.

The jailbreak app you need is called SBSettings. Make sure you read up on it before you mess with it.
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 09:35 AM   #9
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Hi, I'm wondering if it's at all possible to add the current date (i.e. Fri May 25...) to the top of the iPad's status bar?

I'm a forgetful bugger and never remember the date let alone the day, so when I'm in Mail and Safari this would be a great benefit for me.

I would like to do this without any hack that might void my Apple Care.
This is my number 1 request on both the iPhone and iPad and it has fallen on Apple's deaf ears.
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 01:38 PM   #10
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Spirit then install SBSettings from Cydia.
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Spirit then install SBSettings from Cydia.
Nice to see that you read the whole thread and not just the title.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 05:36 AM   #12
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Putting the time and no date is a big oversight. They are both just as important to me. I notice mine as the word iPad in that area off to te far left- as if i needed to know i was holding an iPad! I hope they bring back the date.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:26 AM   #13
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You just revived a 2 year old thread :P
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:31 AM   #14
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You just revived a 2 year old thread :P
And yet still, no date.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 09:07 AM   #15
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Which tells me there were better things to work on.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:00 AM   #16
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This is one area where I prefer my Nexus 7 to the iPad. I have a home screen on my Nexus that is clean and has the stock Jelly Bean clock widget with a weather widget running along the bottom of the screen just over the dock. It is a nice asthetic when first unlocking the device, other than just seeing columns and rows of apps on my iPad's homescreen.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:44 PM   #17
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This is one area where I prefer my Nexus 7 to the iPad. I have a home screen on my Nexus that is clean and has the stock Jelly Bean clock widget with a weather widget running along the bottom of the screen just over the dock. It is a nice asthetic when first unlocking the device, other than just seeing columns and rows of apps on my iPad's homescreen.
You can always just move your apps on your iPad/iPhone to the second screen, and leave only the calendar app in the top left corner. If you really want to
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 04:24 AM   #18
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Which tells me there were better things to work on.
Well i suppose thats one perspective! I did delay buying an iPad for so long because of all the problems- wanted to be sure they worked through the major ones.
Actually DH pointed out a solution to this one last night. If you put a finger on the displayed time and swipe down, a tab like thing appears with the date on it!
And its available from every open app or window that i have been in so far.
HTH someone else.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 10:17 AM   #19
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You just revived a 2 year old thread :P
Hey at least someone is using search for once right???
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:34 PM   #20
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Well i suppose thats one perspective! I did delay buying an iPad for so long because of all the problems- wanted to be sure they worked through the major ones.
Actually DH pointed out a solution to this one last night. If you put a finger on the displayed time and swipe down, a tab like thing appears with the date on it!
And its available from every open app or window that i have been in so far.
HTH someone else.
Glad you are happy. My smartphone or $10 watch gives me the date fine.
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