Why do all custom lockscreens have a time update lag?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Andy Ftw, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Andy Ftw macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2011

    So I've seen lots of different lockscreens in Cydia with custom clocks and what not but I always find when I hit the power button, there is always about a 0.5/1 second lag before the time updates itself to the current time.

    This happens with slantedlock and every other custom lockscreen I have tried.

    Does everyone else experience this? Is there anyway to stop this?

    Thanks :)
  2. dudeabiding macrumors 6502


    Aug 24, 2009
    I'm using LS Lockscreen (HTML) and it doesn't do that but I've had others that did. A half-second delay isn't much. I assume they are waking up, going to the server, getting the time, and displaying it.
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    tahts because they use java script or html code to display the time using png files, so the delay is the phone geting the system time and displaying it
  4. Andy Ftw thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2011
    Thanks for the replies guys. I'll have a look at for some HTML ones and see if there is a difference. Personally I can't stand the delay and it's enough to put me off using one unfortunately, but obviously some people don't care about that, fair enough :)

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