Android 12 introduced a double line clock on the lock screen this proved a bit controversial as some users preferred the simpler one-line design of the old clock. This new bigger clock style appeared on lock screen if there were no notifications and would fall back to the old one line style if a notification arrived.

However, in one of the first beta versions of Android 12L, a toggle was found that would make this two-line design optional which also continued throughout later betas. The same was found in Android 13 betas, but as usual with betas, we weren’t sure if this would make it to the official Android 13 release.

Fortunately, he did. Android 13 came with this toggle which now allows to use the desired clock style in the lock screen. Since Android 13 has not yet rolled out to devices other than Google Pixel phones, these instructions and screenshots below on how to use it are specific to the Pixel launcher.

To switch between the two clock styles, navigate to the Settingsthen scroll down to “Display.” In the display settings, select “Lock screen“, then scroll to “Double line clock.” The double line clock setting will be on my default, but here you can disable this setting to go back to the old single line clock.

I just want the steps!

  1. Go to your device Settings
  2. Scroll to Display
  3. Select Lock screen
  4. Scroll to Double line clock and activate or deactivate the function