Is there a way to turn off the clock?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nsorrelle, May 20, 2010.

  1. nsorrelle macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    This may seem like an odd request, but I've been using my iPad to take notes, and in two hour long classes, it's distracting and depressing to see what the time is. I've not found a way to turn it off in the settings. Any ideas?
  2. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2007
    mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
    Haha, I saw the title i was like,"Why would anyone want to take the time off the screen"! Now that I see why, it makes sense :D

    Sorry I can't be more helpful though :(
  3. nsorrelle thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    I know! It's horrible seeing the time during a long class. Another thing I hate is when they put the clock above the drawing/chalkboard. I'm tempted to take notes on my MBP again just because I can turn off the clock, but I doubt my battery would last in it's current status.
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I think you may be able to do it if you jailbreak your iPad. I remember when I jailbroke my touch, there was a way to hide the status bar, which would hide the time. Hopefully that method also works on iPad.
  5. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
  6. nsorrelle thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2010
    My iPad is jail you remember the name of the program that lets you do that?
  7. TxMacAddict macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2008
    check with SBS Settings available when you jailbreak. I think it will let your turn off/on all of the notifications.
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    The way I did it involved editing a config file within the app whose status bar I wanted to hide. I think an app came out later that automated the process, but I'm not sure. If you can't find it, I'd ask in the iPhone hacks forum, as there's more traffic there, so you are more likely to get a response.
  9. 0101001 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2010
    Use atomic browser and set it to not show the menu bar.
  10. Pushkar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    SW London, UK
    He's taking notes, he can't take any notes in the browser :p
  11. p-rice macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2010
    Las Vegas
    Download FakeCarrier from Cydia. You can set any text you want over the time.
  12. Peter Harrison macrumors 6502a

    Peter Harrison

    Dec 24, 2009
  13. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley

    stick a small post-it note over that part of the display.
    gives you another spot to jot down more class notes.
  14. d00m42 macrumors regular


    May 16, 2010
    Miami, FL
    I have a way that doesn't involve extra materials...

    Jailbreak and install Make It Mine. Type something into the box and hit "Banner" and it will take the place of the clock, so you only see what you typed, and nothing else. If you type a few spaces, it would just be blank instead of the clock. To undo this, just hit banner with nothing typed into the box.
  15. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    2 hours? :p

    Just wait until you have to work 8 hours/day.
  16. esquolax macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2008
    Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom.

    Leave it at the small zoom default (or set to your specs if need be) and then just use the 3-finger double tap when you want to hide the top bar.

    Works 100% for me (right now lol) and doesn't mean you need to jailbreak or install unnecessary apps- if they do exist.

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