How to Change the Clock Widget on a MIUI Device

You’ve got a phone that runs MUI, and you’re getting around to exploring its many options. Adjusting your home screen, you start thinking about the clock widget.

How to Change the Clock Widget on a MIUI Device

It’s not quite your aesthetic.

Do you want to change it but are unsure how to do that?

This article will walk you through changing the clock widget on your MIUI. You’ll also find steps to change the lock screen clock and add a dual clock, depending on your MIUI version.

How to Change the Clock Widget on MIUI 12

Changing the clock widget is a simple operation you can do in just a few minutes if you’ve activated the “Always-on Display.” Just follow these steps:

  1. Swipe up to the “Menu.”
    Swipe up
  2. Go to “Settings.”
    Settings 4
  3. Scroll down and click on “Always-on Display and Lock screen.”
    Always on display Lock screen
  4. Click on the “Always-on Display” option.
    Always on Display
  5. Scroll then choose the clock style you like the most.
    World clock style 1
  6. Click on “Apply.”

If you don’t have the “Always-on Display” enabled, you can still change your clock widget via the widgets page on your phone.

  1. Long press the existing clock widget and drag it to “Remove” in the upper left corner.
  2. Press on a blank space again on your home screen.
    Press on Blank space
  3. Select “widgets” from the options at the bottom.
    Widgets 1
  4. Choose a new clock widget style.

Removing the original clock style first is optional, but you may receive an “insufficient room” message if your home screen is cluttered with icons. Removing the clock first simplifies the process.
Once you select a new style, it’s automatically added to your home screen – provided you have enough room. You can test it out once you back out of the widgets screen and back to the home screen.

How to Customize the Lock Screen Clock on MIUI 12

If you’ve got MIUI 12 installed on your phone, here’s how to customize your lock screen clock.

  1. Go to “Settings.”
    Settings 4
  2. Scroll down and click on “Lock Screen.”
    Always on display Lock screen
  3. Find “Lock screen clock format” and click on that.
    Lock screen clock
  4. Choose a lock screen layout that you like and tap on it.

Lock and unlock your phone to see your new lock screen layout. If you’re not satisfied with the look of the new lock screen clock, you can follow the steps again and choose another option.

How to Add a Dual Clock on MIUI 13

Want to check two time zones at the same time? You can do that by enabling the Double Clock feature on your Xiaomi device. Here’s how to proceed:

  1. Go to “Settings.”
    Settings 4
  2. Scroll down and click on “Additional Settings.”
    Additional settings
  3. Click on “Date and Time.”
    Date Time
  4. Enable “Dual Clock.”
    Enable Dual clock
  5. Set the region of your second clock.
    Second Clock

Additional FAQs

Can you remove MIUI?

That’s impossible. MIUI is a stock ROM, which is locked by a bootloader. It can only be removed by unlocking it and flashing custom recovery.

What is the most stable MIUI version?

By far, MIUI 10 is the most stable version. It’s closely followed by MIUI 11 and 12.

Should you update your phone to MIUI 13?

It’s a good choice. If you’re aiming for system speed, you can update it to MIUI 13. Apart from that, it’s a matter of personal preference.

Does updating your MIUI delete data?

No, it doesn’t. You can rest assured that your data will be safe. Even if you decide to change the ROM version, your data will still be secure.

Time’s Up

You can change your clock widget on your MIUI operating system. If you don’t like your current widget or want one that fits your aesthetic, you can select a new clock from the phone’s native options in a few simple steps.

Also, depending on your MIUI version, you have further clock customization options. MIUI 12 allows you to customize your lock screen and choose a different layout. If you’ve got MIUI 13 installed, you can enable the Double Clock feature and keep tabs on a second time zone.

Do you prefer basic clock widgets or downloading new options? Did you enable the Double Clock feature on your MIUI? Let us know in the comments.


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