Android Q might let users customize their lock screen & AOD clock

Android Q will receive five more betas before its full release in the coming months. In that developing period, Android will add features, remove others polishing itself. An upcoming feature may be also the custom customization of the AOD clock and the lock screen.

Beta 1 already introduced a number of Always-on-display tweaks, like moving the battery icon to the top corner and travel ETAs, as well as calendar events, on a pill at the bottom. The last two of them also appear on the lock screen and also the AOD screen can now display your playing song.


Google, has also developed a way to customize how the clock appears on the AOD screen, as XDA today posted three new design of how the development would be, by enabled with ADB commands.

“Bubble Clock” and “Stretch Clock” are analog takes on the time with the latter being quite conventional. There are hour and minute hands at the center of the screen, but it does retain a slightly smaller digital time on the lock screen. The former is more avant-garde — harder to read — with a circle (hour) and oval (minute) for hands.

The “Text Clock” will likely be a favorite, with users able to just read the time. “It’s” is themed in a light peach color, but the rest is white. All three clocks feature some color, but at the moment is generically set and does not adapt to a user’s wallpaper.


Like the standard clock, all appear on the Always-on Display. Bubble and Stretch will even move the digital time to the top-left corner.

After using the ADB commands from XDA this customization is clearly not finished. Unfortunately, clock and date do not appear after that command is enabled, hopefully Google resolves the error on the upcoming betas.

adb shell settings delete secure lock_screen_custom_clock_face

adb shell settings put secure lock_screen_custom_clock_face “”

adb shell settings put secure lock_screen_custom_clock_face “”

adb shell settings put secure lock_screen_custom_clock_face “”

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