Date at top

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PerfSeeker, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. PerfSeeker macrumors 6502a

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    You know where it shows the time and battery status, can I configure it to show the date as well?
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    When you swipe to unlock, it shows the date. Since the date changes once a day versus the time which changes 1440 times a day, I don't understand why you would want to show the date on the homescreen. And to answer your question, unless you jailbreak/hack, there's no way to show the date on the status bar. :)
     
  3. PerfSeeker thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm, ever heard of caching for performance? I'm surprised an :apple: engineer hadn't thought of it.
     
  4. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    I too don't see why you'd want it, but if you do I'm sure there are plenty of solutions if you're jail broken. Check the ipad hacks forum. And elaborate on caching for performance, I don't quite get that.
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    No. Explain why this is relevant though.
     
  6. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    I would not mind it either.

    I have my MBP configured with Day, Date, and Time, e.g., Sun Aug 15 5:39 PM.

    Is it critical to my day to day life? No. But I don't see why it could not be an option for those who would want it.

    I, personally, can't see a use for a front facing camera (I doubt I will ever use Face Time or Skype), but others want it. I don't put them down for it.
     
  7. PerfSeeker thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you! there is always a feature some people want.
     
  8. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    OP, what your asking for isn't possible. It might be possible with a jailbreak, but I'm not familiar with that side of things.

    In case you weren't aware, the calendar app icon changes date with each day. If you put that in the dock then you can tell the date at a glance.
     
  9. Hammie macrumors 65816

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    I hope you mean currently, because I do not see why that would be impossible with an upgrade to the feature set of the iOS.

    Also ,the calendar in the dock would not help if you wanted to reference a date, but you were posting a thread, or writing a document, or something where you did not want to leave the app.
     
  10. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Only possible if you Jailbreak your iPad.
     
  11. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    Apologies. I thought it was fairly implicit that nobody here can predict the future. I'll make sure to mention that in all my future posts.

    I appreciate the limitations of this method, but that's all Apple has provided us at this point in time.
     
  12. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    I like having the date too so just put the Calendar app on the Dock. Tuesday 17th but no month :D
    Better than nothing..
     
  13. Lunchb0x8 macrumors 6502a

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    If you can't remember the date, you probably shouldn't leave the house for fear of forgetting where you live.
     

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