Getting started with Countdown Time

New to Countdown Time? Here are some simple steps to help you set up the app.

1. Upon opening the Countdown Time after installation, the app will direct you to the Home page.

2. Tap the Add Event button.

3. On the Add new event page, add the event name.

4. Choose the date of the event by tapping the date.

5. Add the event time; this is optional.

6. By default, the display mode is on the Summary option. You can change it by tapping it.

7. You can also change the heading type. The heading will be shown on the Home page once you've added an event.

8. Change the repeat option if you plan to have this event daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly.

9. Once you're done, tap the save button on the top-right corner of the page.

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Add multiple events

1. To add more events, tap the add event button located on the Home page's top-right corner.

2. Add the event name.

3. Choose the event date.

4. Add the event time.

5. There are optional settings where you can change; you can tap them to choose options.

6. Once you're done, tap the save button on the top-right corner of the page.

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Editing an event

1. Choose the event that you want to edit. 

2. Tap the Edit button located on the bottom menu.

3. On the edit event page, change the option(s) you wanted to change.

4. Once you're done, tap the save button on the top-right corner of the page.

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Delete an event

1. Choose the event that you want to delete. 

2. Tap the Delete button located on the bottom menu.

3. Confirm the action.

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Add a widget to your home screen.

For Android devices, use the following steps. 

1. On the Home screen, touch and hold a free space.

Note: On some other android devices, you will need to pinch the free space to view the Widgets option.

2. Tap Widgets.

3. Look for Sober Time. Press and hold the Countdown Time widget.

4. Drag and drop the widget into the available space. The Sober Time widget settings will appear. Here, you can customize the settings of your Countdown Time widget.

5.Hit the save button to save the settings.

Note: On some other android devices, you don't need to touch and hold the Countdown Time widget. Tapping it will automatically add the Countdown Time widget into the available space on your home screen.

 

For iOS devices, use the following steps.

1. On the Home screen, touch and hold the free space until the apps jiggle.

2. Tap the Add button on the upper-left corner.

3. Look for the Countdown Time widget and tap to select it.

4. Choose from three widget sizes, then tap Add Widget.

5. Tap Done, and you are finished.

Visit the official Apple support to read more about adding a widget on an iPhone.

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Track multiple widgets

For Android devices, use the following steps.

1. Start by adding a widget. Click the link to read the guide for adding a widget.

2. When the New widget setting appears, make sure to change the Event.

3. Tap the save button to save the settings.

4. A new widget will appear on the available space on your Home screen.

Note: Not all Android phone supports adding two or more of the same app widgets. 

 

For iOS devices, only iOS 14 supports adding multiple widgets. You can visit the official Apple support for adding multiple widgets or widget stacks.

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Change widget display mode
  1. On your Home screen, tap the gear button located on the bottom-left corner of the widget. It will open the Edit widget page.
  2. On the Edit widget page, look for the Display mode option and tap it.
  3. There will be a list of display options that will appear.
  4. Tap the display mode that you have chosen. Hit the save button to save the changes.
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The widget tracker does not update automatically.

Both Android and iOS limit how often widgets can refresh. This is an effort to limit strain on your device's resources and to conserve your device's battery life. Depending on your device's available resources, the Countdown Time widget should update about once every 30 minutes.

If this is not sufficient, you can make use of Countdown Time's widget service. This will update the widget frequently, but it could have a negative impact on your device's battery life.

  1. On your Home screen, tap the gear button located on the bottom-left corner of the widget. It will open the Edit widget page.
  2. Enable the Widget service by turning the switch on.
  3. Tap the save button to save the changes. 
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Resizing the home screen widget

For Android devices:

  1. Long-press a Countdown Time widget on your home screen.
  2. Drag the edges of the white border that appears around the widget to adjust its size.
  3. Afterward, tap anywhere outside of the widget to apply the changes.

iOS widgets can't be resized once placed, but you can choose a different size the first time you add one to your home screen.

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