How to Create a Widget on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Creating a Widget on iPhone

Widgets are a great way to enhance the functionality and accessibility of your iPhone. They allow you to quickly access important information or perform common tasks right from your home screen. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of creating a widget on your iPhone.

Step 1: Accessing the Widget Gallery

To create a widget, start by swiping right on your home screen to access the Today View. This is where you can find and manage all your widgets.

Step 2: Adding a New Widget

In the Today View, scroll down to the bottom and tap on the “Edit” button. This will bring up a list of available widgets that you can add or remove.

To add a new widget, tap on the “+” icon next to the widget you want to add. You can choose from various pre-installed widgets or even third-party widgets if you have any installed on your device.


You can customize the order and appearance of your widgets by tapping and holding on the three horizontal lines next to each widget. Drag them up or down to rearrange their order, or swipe left and tap “Remove” to delete a widget.

Step 3: Configuring Your Widget

Once you’ve added a widget, it’s time to configure its settings. Tap on the newly added widget in the Today View.

This will open up a configuration menu where you can choose from different options depending on the type of widget. For example, if it’s a weather widget, you may be able to select your preferred location or temperature unit.

Make sure to explore all available options for each widget as they may offer different customization features.

Step 4: Resizing Your Widget

In addition to configuring the settings, you can also resize your widget to fit your preferences. To do this, tap and hold on the widget until it enters the edit mode.

Release your finger, and you will see a set of handles around the widget. Tap on one of the handles and drag it to adjust the size of the widget.


Not all widgets support resizing. Some widgets may have fixed sizes depending on their design or functionality.

Step 5: Placing Your Widget

After customizing and resizing your widget, it’s time to place it on your home screen. To do this, exit the edit mode by tapping anywhere outside the widget.

Your newly created widget will be automatically added to your home screen. You can tap and hold on it to move it around or even place it in a different app page if desired.

Step 6: Managing Your Widgets

If you want to add or remove widgets in the future, you can always access the Widget Gallery by following Step 1 again. From there, you can edit and customize your widgets as needed.


Remember that some widgets may require specific permissions or access to certain apps in order to function properly. Make sure you have granted all necessary permissions for a seamless experience.

Congratulations! You’ve now learned how to create a widget on your iPhone. Widgets are an excellent way to personalize and optimize your device’s home screen, providing quick access to relevant information at a glance.

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