One of the great things Nokia is bringing to the Nokia Lumia range is the always on clock, popularised by Symbian and a feature on the Nokia N9 (as well as double tap to unlock).
By default, the Glance screen turns off after a predetermined amount of time. If you picked it up, or moved it, or double tapped the screen, it would come on again. Great but not ideal if I left it on the bedside or desk, hoping to see the time at a glance without having to touch anything.
I didn’t know or forgot that there was an option, but Rafe Blandford of AllAboutWP/Symbian told me, whilst I was tucking into a ShakeShack burger in NYC, that you can actually set the clock to never turn off in the settings. Awesome!
Now its always on, all the time. Effects on battery? Negligible, not that I noticed. I did mean to make a post to share this information in case there was anyone else who was unaware like me, but with my Mac breaking (and needing 4 hour trips back and forth to the Apple store plus sorting out the uni house to move out for summer) it kinda got set aside in my long list of blogposts to do.
Fortunately WPC have made a video showing exactly what you can do with Glance Screen, including a night mode whereby the clock turns RED which is apparently a lot easier on the eyes than possibly glaring white. You can determine what time Night Mode begins and ends.
Glance screen is a fantastic Nokia feature. The moment people start to take notice of this, I wouldn’t be surprised (if like Active lockscreen, aka Nokia bubbles) this is found on the other platforms (unless Nokia has smartly protected this idea?)