How to Set Up Widgets on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you looking to personalize your iPhone and make it more functional? Widgets are a great way to enhance the overall experience of your iPhone by adding useful information and quick access to your favorite apps.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of setting up widgets on your iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Accessing the Widget Menu

To begin, unlock your iPhone and navigate to the home screen. Swipe right until you reach the widget menu. This is where you can customize and add widgets to your iPhone.

Step 2: Choosing a Widget

Now that you’re in the widget menu, scroll down and explore the available widgets. You’ll find a variety of options ranging from weather updates to calendar events and news headlines. Take some time to browse through them and select the ones that suit your needs.


If you cannot find a specific widget that meets your requirements, don’t worry! Many third-party apps offer their own widgets which can be downloaded from the App Store. Simply search for the app you want, install it, and then follow the same steps mentioned above to access its widget.

Step 3: Adding Widgets

Once you’ve decided on a widget, tap on the “+” icon next to its name or swipe right on it. This will add the widget to your Today View, which can be accessed by swiping right on your home screen or by pulling down from the top on older iPhones with Touch ID.


You can customize the order of your widgets in Today View by scrolling all the way down, tapping “Edit,” and then dragging them into your preferred order.

Step 4: Resizing and Rearranging Widgets

Widgets can be resized and rearranged to suit your preferences. To resize a widget, long-press on it until it enters the edit mode.

Then, tap the “+” or “” buttons to adjust its size. To rearrange widgets, simply drag and drop them to the desired location within Today View.


You can also remove widgets by entering the edit mode and tapping the “” icon on the top left corner of the widget.

Step 5: Exploring Widget Options

Many widgets offer additional options that can be accessed through their respective apps. To explore these options, tap on a widget and look for a small “i” (info) button or ellipsis (..) icon. This will take you to the settings or customization menu for that particular widget.


Some widgets allow you to configure their appearance, choose specific data sources, or enable/disable certain features. Take advantage of these options to personalize your widgets even further.

Step 6: Removing Widgets

If you no longer need a particular widget, you can easily remove it from your Today View. Enter the edit mode by scrolling down to the bottom of Today View, tapping “Edit,” and then tapping the “” icon on any widget you wish to remove.


If you change your mind later and want to re-add a previously removed widget, simply follow Step 3 again but select it from the “More Widgets” section instead.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully set up widgets on your iPhone.

Now you can enjoy quick access to information and app shortcuts right from your home screen. Experiment with different widgets, customize their appearance, and make your iPhone truly yours!

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