Widgets are one of the features that iOS users have always envied from Android users. Widgets are small snippets of information that you can position on your home screen so that you can quickly access certain relevant information, such as weather, emails, news, music, etc.
The advantage is that users can quickly take a look at it instead of having to launch the entire app, saving users time in the process. With iOS 14, Apple finally introduced an updated widget style that puts it almost on par with Android. This has led to an explosion in the popularity of personalization apps and if you’ve seen any cool home screen ideas you want to replicate, here’s how to use the new widgets feature in iOS 14.
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Add widgets to your home screen
- Press and hold on an empty space on your home screen until the apps start to jiggle
- Tap the + button in the upper left corner of the screen
- Tap any widget of your choice
- You can swipe to see the different sizes and looks offered by the widget
- Tap Add Widget and it will now be added to your home screen
Now there is something you need to take note of, and not all apps offer widgets. Choosing an app that supports widgets is entirely up to the developer, which means whether or not your favorite app has a home screen widget varies from app to app. There’s no way to check if an app supports widgets, so you’ll have to search Google or the App Store to see if your favorite app supports it.
We imagine that more apps will eventually support widgets as this is still a relatively new feature, so give it a bit of time.
Personalize your home screen with widgets
We are sure some of you have come across various home screen designs since the release of iOS 14. There are several popular widget maker apps that allow you to add fun elements to your home screen. home, and we’ve listed some of the most popular apps you can check out.
The method of adding these widgets to your home screen is the same as what we listed above, so just download the app and choose your widgets, follow the steps and you are good to go!