Unlocking the Power of Widgets: Tips and Tricks for iPhone Users

Unlocking the Power of Widgets: Tips and Tricks for iPhone Users

Widgets are small applications that display information from other apps. They can be arranged on your home screen and lock screen, and some can also appear in Today View.

You can add or remove a widget by long-pressing it until it jiggles and tapping Edit or Remove. You can also save space on your Home Screen by “stacking” widgets.


Widgets are handy tools that can be placed anywhere on the iPhone’s home screen to show various details and data. The best part is that there are plenty of cool ways to customize them.

For example, if you’re planning to follow a love theme for your home screen, you can add some apps that showcase delicate flowers and befitting messages in the same style. You can even hide specific home screen pages to keep sensitive apps like banking or dating out of sight.

Alternatively, you can also use Apple’s Shortcuts app to create customized shortcuts to your favorite apps. This way, you can give them unique icons and names, plus choose a custom background color for each shortcut. Then, you can also set a timed widget to open the app at a specified moment. You can even rename shortcuts or download more icon images in the Shortcuts app.


With a little work, you can customize the home screen to your heart’s content. For starters, you can use apps like Widgetsmith to create custom widgets that match your wallpaper or theme.

You can also adjust the widget’s font, tint, background color and border. For example, you can change the text color in a weather widget to match the color of your wallpaper, or set the background to black and white or Duotone for a more monochromatic look.

The gia iphone 15 pro max Max includes new widgets that give you a peek at ambient data at a glance. These are like Apple Watch complications for the iPhone and can display things such as weather, activity, stock information, a countdown to an event and more. You can also create a Smart Stack or select a specific mailbox to add a widget for the type of information you want to see.

Popular widgets

Since iOS 14, Apple has opened up the floodgates for app and widget customization with a handful of new options. For example, the Screen Time widget shows you how much time you or your kids are spending on the device with daily and weekly usage statistics, including detailed breakdowns of individual apps.

Launcher is a popular home-screen app that lets you customize an array of features, from launching apps and shortcuts to allowing you to quickly call, text or email contacts and access frequently visited websites. It even includes a customizable always-on display, which turns the screen on and off as needed without draining your battery.

Other popular iPhone widgets include Color Widgets, which displays the time, day of the week, date and battery percentage with beautiful fonts and colors. It also provides a helpful set of settings for customizing the look, and it is available free. You can add the widget to your Home Screen by tapping and holding an empty area until your apps jiggle, or you can access it from Today View, accessible by swiping right on the lock or home screen.


Many of the available widgets let you customize basic settings to make them work the way you want. For example, you can tweak the location displayed in the Weather widget or choose which list is shown in the Reminders widget.

Widget stacks are a great way to save space on your Home Screen and in Today View while keeping important information easy to access. To create a widget stack, simply drag a single widget on top of another widget. You can also add multiple different widgets to the same stack and swipe up or down to see them.

Apple has added an option in iOS 15 that lets you fine-tune the text size of your home screen app icons. You can set this option in the Control Center by tapping the “A” icon and selecting Text Size. The larger font makes it easier to read your favorite apps on the home screen.

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