How to Remove the Date From Lockscreen

By Sam Orr

The Lock Screen on iPhones keeps keys from accidentally being hit by requiring the user to move a slider to access the phone's functions. Some find the utilities' date and time stamp a useful addition, while others would prefer the opportunity to display a favorite image. There is a privately-developed app (or application) that allows an iPhone's owner to place any text in the place of the time/date stamp, or no text at all. However, only "jailbroken" iPhones with tweaked settings can install this application.

Things You'll Need

  • Jailbroken iPhone
  • Cydia application downloader

Step 1

Click the "Cydia" icon in your list of applications to launch the app downloader. Most of the open-source content in Cydia is free, but there is also a "Cydia Store" for purchasable programs.

Step 2

Search for the keywords "Make It Mine," the open-source program that allows users to edit or erase the date/time stamp. Alternatively, you could search for "MIM," a commonly-used acronym for the software.

Step 3

Click the "Download" button beside the app name when you find it in the search results.

Step 4

Open the app from your list of applications on your phone. Look for the editing options under the "Lock Screen" heading and either leave the time/date stamp field blank or put a space in it.