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How to Add Date, Time, and Weather to Home Screen

Smartphones have replaced many traditional things like clocks, calendars, music systems, etc. All of these are now easily available on your phones. However, you have to dig a little to access them. But you can easily add important things like the clock and weather on your phone’s home screen for faster access. Let’s learn how to add date, time, and weather to the home screen on iPhone and Android.

You can display the clock or weather on the home screen by using widgets, available on both iPhone and Android phones. You can even add app icons that show real-time information. Let’s show you how.

How to Show Date and Time on iPhone Home Screen
There are two ways to display the date and time on your iPhone’s home screen.

Method 1: By Adding App Icons
Basically, iPhones display the real-time date and time on the Clock and Calendar app icons by default. So, if you have these two icons on the home screen, you can quickly check the date and time. In case you have removed them from your home screen, don’t worry. Just follow these steps to add the Clock and Calendar back to the iPhone home screen.

Step 1: Open App Library on your iPhone by going to the last page of your home screen. It will look like this.

Step 2: Tap on the search bar at the top and search for Clock.

Step 3: Long-press on the Clock app icon and select ‘Add to Home Screen’.

Note: If ‘Add to Home Screen’ doesn’t show up, simply hold and drag the app icon to your iPhone’s home screen.

Step 4: Similarly, repeat steps 1-3 and search for the Calendar app in App Library and put it on your home screen.  

That’s it. The Clock and Calendar app icons will show up on your home screen, displaying the current date and time.

Tip: Check out other ways to add app icons back to the home screen on iPhone and Android.

If you want a bigger clock or clock of different or multiple cities to show on your iPhone’s home screen, you have to add a clock widget. Similarly, you can add a calendar widget to display bigger dates or show the entire month on the home screen of your iPhone.

Follow these steps to show the clock or date on the iPhone home screen:

Step 1: Long-press on any empty space on your iPhone’s home screen until the icons start jiggling.

Step 2: Tap on the add (+) icon at the top.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap on Clock.

Step 4: Here, you will see different types of clocks. Swipe left or right to see the clock styles. Tap on Add Widget under the clock style that you want to add.

Step 5: To show the date or the entire calendar on the home screen, follow steps 1 and 2 and tap on Calendar.

Step 6: Swipe left or right to see different calendar styles. Tap on Add Widget under the preferred date style to display the date on the home screen.

Tip: Long-press an iPhone widget and select Edit to customize it.

The Clock and Calendar widgets will show on the home screen displaying the time and date of your city. In case the widget shows a different time, learn how to fix the iPhone clock widget showing the wrong time.

Pro Tip: Add the Smart Stack widget on your home screen to see the calendar or weather at appropriate times.

How to Display Weather on iPhone Home Screen
Just like date and time, you have to add a weather widget on your iPhone’s home screen to see the temperature and other weather conditions. Follow these steps to add weather to your iPhone’s home screen:

Step 1: On your iPhone’s home screen, long press anywhere on any empty space. Once the icons start shaking, tap on the add (+) icon.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on the Weather widget to see different types of widgets. Select the widget that you want to add and tap on Add Widget.

Step 3: The weather widget will show on your home screen. Long-press on it and select the Edit widget. Then, tap on Location to set the location whose temperature you want to see on the home screen.

Tip: Check out the best weather widget apps for your iPhone.

How to Show Date and Time on Android Home Screen
You can display the date and time on your Android phone’s home screen in the following four ways:

Method 1: By Adding a Clock and Calendar App Icon
The Clock and Calendar app icons on Android phones show the current date and time. If you want a simplistic home page, you can add these app icons to display the date and time on the home screen.

Step 1: Open App Drawer on your Android phone.

Step 2: Long-press the Clock icon and drag it to the home screen. Similarly, long-press the Calendar app icon and put it on the home screen.

Tip: Keep these app icons at the top-left corner of the first page of your home screen for faster access.

Step 1: Long-press on any empty space on your Android phone’s home screen.

Step 2: Select Widgets from the menu that shows up.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap on Clock to see different types of clocks.

Step 4: You will see different types of digital or analog clocks. Some clock widgets also display the date along with the time. So, if you want both, choose the one showing both the date and time. Hold and drag the preferred clock widget to put it on your Android phone’s home screen. You might be asked to select the clock face.

Step 5: Once the widget is added to the home screen, long-press it and tap on the edit (pencil) icon to customize the widget.

Tip: If you want to add the entire calendar on your Android phone’s home screen, select the Calendar widget, and add the Month widget.

If you only want to see the day and date on your Android phone’s home screen without the time, you have to add the ‘At a Glance’ widget. For that, follow these steps:

Step 1: On your Android phone’s home screen, long-press on any empty space. Then, tap on Widgets in the menu.

Step 2: Expand the Google widget section. Then, hold and drag the At a Glance widget to your home screen. It will show the date and upcoming information such as calendar events, weather, and reminder.

Note: This widget doesn’t show time. If you face any issues with this widget, learn how to fix At a Glance widget on Android.

Tip: Check out the best calendar and weather widgets for Android phones.

On Samsung Galaxy phones, you get a Weather and Clock widget that shows the date, time, and weather all in one widget.

Follow these steps to show the time, date, and weather on a Samsung phone’s home screen:

Step 1: On your Samsung Galaxy phone’s home screen, long-press on empty space and select Widgets.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on Weather.

Step 3: Long-press on the Weather and Clock widget and drag it to the home screen.

Step 4: Once added, long-press the widget and select Settings to customize the widget. Or change the size of the widget using its border.

How to Add Weather on Android Home Screen
You can show weather on your Android phone’s home screen by using the At a Glance widget as shown above or by adding a standalone weather widget.

To show temperature by adding a standalone weather widget, follow these steps:

Step 1: Long-press on empty space on your Android phone’s home screen. Select Widgets.

Step 2: Scroll down and expand Weather. Then, long-press on the widget that you like and drag it to the home screen.

Note: If the weather widget doesn’t update, learn how to fix the weather widget that doesn’t work properly on Android.

FAQs About Adding Clock and Weather to Home Screen
1. How to display the date on top of the screen? You cannot show the date in the status bar of your Android phone or iPhone.
2. How to change the date and time on Android or iPhone? To change the date and time on your iPhone, go to Settings > General > Date & time. Select Set Automatically or turn it off to set the time manually. On Android, go to Settings > System > Date & time. Likewise, on Samsung Galaxy phones, go to Settings > General Management > Date & time.
3. How to display battery life on Android or iPhone? To display battery life in the status bar on your iPhone, go to Settings > Battery and enable the toggle next to Battery Percentage. On Android, go to Settings > Battery and turn on Battery Percentage.

Fix the Date and Time
We hope you were able to show the date, time, and weather on your phone’s home screen. If your phone is showing the wrong time, learn how to fix the wrong time on Android and iPhone.

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