How can I see the time with seconds on a Nexus 4? The settings give me the option to only change the date format, but not the time format.

  • You'll need to be more specific. Do you want time with seconds in the clock app? In the status bar? On your lockscreen? Somewhere else?
    – dotVezz
    Nov 7, 2013 at 17:21
  • @dotVezz Anywhere possible. I looked in all those places and couldn't find a way to show seconds. So, I'm looking to be able to just see the seconds.
    – slybloty
    Nov 7, 2013 at 17:31
  • Changing to Analog will show seconds hand, that's the only way I could find.
    – Marius
    Oct 12, 2016 at 11:52
  • @dotVezz In the status bar how do I display hh:mm:ss?
    – Vineet
    Jul 30, 2019 at 3:54

2 Answers 2


Try any of these:

This one claims to show the time including seconds in the Status Bar

Be advised that displaying seconds will consume more battery.


Try a Terminal Emulator app:

$ date

Fri Mar 27 16:00:15 IDT 2015

  • Not really what I was asking for, but a good idea.
    – slybloty
    Apr 23, 2015 at 15:35

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