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iOS 14 Favorites Widget: How to Make a Replacement With Shortcuts

Wednesday September 30, 2020 6:54 pm PDT by
In iOS 14, Apple overhauled widgets and introduced an option for adding widgets to the Home Screen, but in the process, a well-loved Favorites widget that existed in iOS 13 was removed. The Favorites widget allowed users to set certain contacts and contact methods as favorites that were easily accessible, so you could, for example, add a favorite option for messaging Eric or calling Dan,...

iPadOS 14: How to Add Widgets to Your iPad's Home Screen

Thursday September 24, 2020 5:27 pm PDT by
In iOS 14, Apple made a dramatic change to the Home Screen of iPhone with the introduction of widgets, which are similar to the widgets available on Android phones. Widgets are also available on iPads running iPadOS 14 (and iOS 13), but their use is limited to the Today view on the left side of the Home Screen. To see Home Screen widgets on your iPad, therefore, you need to keep the Today...

iOS 14: How to Change Picture on Photo Widget

Tuesday September 22, 2020 6:24 am PDT by
iOS 14 brought a totally new system of widgets to the home screen. You can now customize the look of your home screen with hundreds of options to choose from. One popular widget is the Photos widget, used to display a photo from your library on your home screen. The Photos widget is from Apple's stock Photos app, and it is available in three sizes. The photo displayed changes every hour....

iOS 14: How to Use Home Screen Widgets

Tuesday July 14, 2020 10:00 am PDT by
In iOS 14, Apple made some dramatic changes to the Home Screen of iPhone. In particular, it introduced the concept of Home Screen widgets, which are similar to the widgets available on Android phones. Previously, use of widgets was limited to the Today View, which can be accessed by swiping from left to right on the Home Screen. In ‌‌iOS 14‌‌, however, widgets got a design and...

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iOS 14 Home Screen Setup: App Library, Widgets, Hiding Apps

Thursday July 9, 2020 3:06 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 14 redesigned the Home Screen for the first time in a long time, introducing an App Library that lets you hide apps, widgets that can be placed among apps, and more. This guide walks through all of the new Home Screen changes from widgets to the App Library, and includes how tos with walkthroughs on using all of the new features. Quick Start Video Our hands-on video of iOS ...

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Spotify Updated With Home Screen Widgets on iOS 14

Wednesday October 14, 2020 6:02 am PDT by
Following a brief beta testing period, Spotify today updated its iPhone and iPad app with a new Home Screen widget that provides quick access to recently played playlists, artists, albums, or podcasts. The widget is available in small and medium sizes. To access the widget, update the Spotify app to version 8.5.80 or later and open the app. Then, tap and hold a widget or an empty area of the ...

Spotify Developing iOS 14 Widgets in Latest Beta

Saturday October 10, 2020 12:03 am PDT by
One of the big new features of iOS 14 is Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. The ‌widgets‌ can be pinned to the ‌Home Screen‌ in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. Image credit: Reddit user AustinMauritz Many third-party apps have released ‌widgets‌, and now evidence that Spotify is developing its own official widget has appeared in ...

Fantastical Updated With Home Screen Widgets, Scribble Support on iPad, and More

Wednesday September 23, 2020 7:27 am PDT by
Popular calendar app Fantastical today received an update with support for new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 features, including Home Screen widgets and Scribble. A dozen customizable widgets are available, providing users with the date, a monthly calendar, scheduled events and tasks, and even the weather at a glance. All of the widgets are free to use, while widgets that incorporate Fantastical...

Interest in iOS 14 Home Screen Ideas Helps Pinterest Break Daily Download Record

Wednesday September 23, 2020 4:37 am PDT by
Apple's introduction of widgets on the Home Screen in iOS 14 has driven a surge in interest among users looking to customize their iPhone, and that has reportedly had a knock-on effect for Pinterest, whose iOS app has seen record downloads as users flock to its content seeking design inspiration. As reported by TechCrunch, App Store intelligence firm Apptopia was first to note the impact of ...

iOS 14 Widgets Offer iPhone Users Creative Home Screen Ideas

Sunday September 20, 2020 8:43 pm PDT by
Updated on September 22nd with hands on video. In iOS 14, Apple introduced ‌the concept of Home Screen‌ widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. Widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. Despite the relative lack of...

8 Third-Party Home Screen Widgets That You Can Try Out Now on iOS 14

Wednesday August 5, 2020 12:56 pm PDT by
One of the biggest new features of iOS 14 is Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. The widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. When the iOS 14 beta was first released in June, widgets were limited to Apple's own apps like Calendar and Weather, but several third-party developers have begun to test ...

First Look: See iOS 14 in Action With Home Screen Widgets, App Library, Subtle Call Alerts and More

Tuesday June 23, 2020 3:36 pm PDT by
Apple yesterday unveiled iOS 14, the newest version of the operating system designed for the iPhone, and we thought we'd go hands on with the new software to give MacRumors readers a sneak peek at all the features. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. iOS 14 brings some useful new interface changes, including a revamped Home screen. Widgets have been redesigned, and for ...

Widgets in iPadOS 14 Limited to Today View in Landscape Mode

Tuesday June 23, 2020 3:07 am PDT by
In iOS 14 for iPhone and iPod touch, widgets can be pinned in different sizes on any home screen page, providing useful information at a glance. The same can't be said for iPad. In iPadOS 14, the use of ‌widgets‌ is limited to the Today View sidebar that only appears on the first screen of apps when viewing in landscape mode. When viewed in portrait mode, Widgets disappear along with the...

iOS 14 Announced With All-New Home Screen Design Featuring Widgets, App Library, and More

Monday June 22, 2020 10:10 am PDT by
Apple today previewed iOS 14, which features an all-new home screen design with widgets and a new App Library view, plus much more. Widgets Widgets can be pinned in different sizes on any home screen page, providing useful information at a glance. Users can also create a Smart Stack of widgets, which uses machine learning to surface the right widget based on time, location, and activity....

iOS 14 Could Offer Home Screen Widgets, Wallpaper Customizations

Saturday April 4, 2020 3:30 pm PDT by
iOS 14 could offer home screen widgets and wallpaper customizations for the first time, according to 9to5Mac and Twitter user DongleBookPro. Apple is reportedly working to implement ‌widgets‌ that can be moved freely around like icons on the iPhone and iPad homescreen for the very first time. The feature is reportedly codenamed "Avocado" and no other details are available. It was also...