I have searched around and could not find an answer to this. I have an iPad 2 running update firmware 5.1. I use my iPad a lot and listen to music on it a lot. Maybe their is no answere to this. So when I turn off the screen I sometimes hit the home or lock button to see what time it is. But it doesn't display the date unless nothing is playing. I guess I am used to my iPhone running 5.1 that even if you are listing to music it shows date and time on lock screen and you have to double click to get to what you are listing to. So I guess what I am asking is their a way to do this or not. Any suggestions would be great.