Just like there are things that iOS users can’t do on their devices, there are things that Android users can’t do on theirs. For example, on iOS, you can see your upcoming calendar events in Calendar View. Android users had something like that, but it was removed when Android 5.0 came along.
The good news is that there is a way to get that useful feature back without having to root your Android device. It’s all possible thanks to a Xposed Module from the developer Abhinav Singh.
You won’t have to worry about trying to get a refund since it’s not a paid app. You will now be able to display your upcoming calendar events on your Android lock screen without root.
How to Get Calendar View on Any Android Lock Screen
There are two things that you’re going to need before you get started. You will need the Xposed Framework installed, and your Android version will need to be Android 5.0 r higher.
The first thing you will need to do is to go to the Download section of the Xposed Installer app and look for EventLock. Now tap on the top result and swipe over to the Versions tab. Tap on Download beside the most recent entry.
The latest entry is version 2.3, tap on that and then tap on Install when prompted. Don’t forget to turn on the module and reboot. You can install EventLock for free from the Xposed repository.
Once your Android device has rebooted, open the EventLock app that is sitting in your app drawer. Tap on the ¨Selected calendars¨ entry and then select the calendars you want to see on your lock screen. Now, choose the ¨Days til¨ entry, and you’re going to be prompted to type in a number.
It’s important that you add this number since it’s what will determine how far into the future EventLock will lock for calendar events to be seen on your lock screen. For example, if you type in four, you will see your calendar events for four days in advance.
Customize Your Lock Screen Calendar Events
If you want you can use the rest of the settings to give the lock screen your own personal touch. Any changes you make will show up immediately. It’s time to head on over to the Customization section and choose Presets, and here you can make a choice between three layouts for the lock screen calendar overlay.
It’s time to head on over to the Customization section and choose Presets, and here you can make a choice between three layouts for the lock screen calendar overlay.
There are a few themes options you can play around with, so don’t be afraid to test them out. Once you customized everything just the way you like it, you’ll be able to see your upcoming events in your Android device’s lock screen.
As you can see, adding your calendar events to your Android’s lock screen is easier than you thought. You will now save time and not have to swipe to see what you need to do in the following days. So, do you think that you’re going to add calendar events to your lock screen? Leave a comment and let me know.