How to Add Widget on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re looking to customize your iPhone’s home screen and add some extra functionality, adding widgets is a great way to do it. Widgets are small, interactive applications that provide quick access to information or perform specific tasks without opening the full app. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to add widgets on your iPhone.

Step 1: Access the Home Screen Editor

To begin, long-press on any empty space on your iPhone’s home screen. This will trigger the jiggle mode, allowing you to customize your home screen layout.

Step 2: Tap on the “+” Button

Once in jiggle mode, look for the “+” button located in the top-left corner of your screen and tap on it.

Step 3: Browse Available Widgets

A list of available widgets will now appear. You can scroll through this list to explore various options or use the search bar at the top of the screen to find a specific widget.

Pro Tip:

You can also tap on “Smart Stack” to add a stack of widgets that intelligently display information based on your usage patterns.

Step 4: Select a Widget

Once you’ve found the widget you want to add, tap on it to select it. You’ll then see three size options for that widget: small, medium, and large.

Pro Tip:

The size options may vary depending on the widget. Not all widgets support all three sizes.

Step 5: Choose Widget Size and Placement

Select the desired size by tapping on it and drag and drop it onto your home screen at your preferred location. You can move it around by dragging it to a different spot or even to another home screen page.

Step 6: Customize the Widget (If Applicable)

Some widgets allow for customization, such as displaying specific information or adjusting settings. To customize a widget, tap on it and look for the “Edit Widget” button. This will vary depending on the widget you’ve chosen.

Pro Tip:

Widgets like “Weather” can be customized to display the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit.

Step 7: Exit Jiggle Mode

Once you’re done adding and customizing your widgets, press the home button (or swipe up from the bottom on iPhone models without a home button) to exit jiggle mode and save your changes. Your newly added widgets will now be visible on your home screen.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to add widgets on your iPhone. Enjoy customizing your home screen with quick access to your favorite apps and information!

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