Even at this early stage, iOS 14's widgets look great, are intuitive to add and use, and have a richness to them that's been missing from Android's widgets, as Google has languished in updating the look and feel of widgets in its own mobile OS over the years. ColorWidgets is a free widget that lets you add a bit of style to your phone by offering a free Time and Battery widget with multiple color styles. Tap the Add button in the upper-left corner. Well, now it also has a ton of widgets that offer those features on your home screen. To place it on a different home screen, drag it left or right. Widgets can come in three sizes.
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Until now, widgets used to live in the Today view, which is accessible with a swipe from left to right on the home screen. However, with iOS 14, you can also add them to the Home Screen.
To give you an idea of the usability, iOS 14 offers widgets for different apps present on your iPhone, be it system apps or certain third-party apps. Moreover, if you want to go all out, you can also find a few widget-specific apps on the App Store that allow you to create custom widgets. Apple is offering widgets in three different sizes on iOS small , medium , and large. So, depending on what information or functionality you need and how much home screen estate you want to be occupied, you can select a widget in any of the three sizes accordingly.
However, a thing to note here is that not all widgets are available in all three size options. Unlike iOS 13, which involved all the widgets residing in the Today view, with iOS 14, Apple is offering the ability to add those widgets to the Home Screen as well. Thus, allowing you to put the Home Screen to more use and take better advantage of the widgets. To do this, Apple has introduced a Widget gallery on iOS 14 that shows you a list of all the available widgets — from both system and third-party apps — present on your device.
Once done, you should see a list of all the available widgets, along with a preview for some , to give you an idea of the available information. From here, you can scroll down and tap on any widget to expand it to see a preview and the available widget sizes. There are a few different ways in which you can add a widget on your iOS 14 Home Screen.
First, talking about the basic approach, while in the Widget gallery, tap on any widget to expand it. As mentioned in the previous section, here you can see a preview of the widget along with the available size options. Now, depending on your requirement, select a widget size and click on the Add Widget button below to add it to a Home Screen. On the other hand, if you already have widgets in the Today view — accessible with a swipe from left to right — or a Home Screen, you can drag them from there on to the home screen, and vice-versa, to arrange the widgets to your liking.
While these methods allow you to add and arrange widgets on your Home Screen, they are limited to one individual widget. A single widget can be helpful for most use-case scenarios, but it is not the most feasible option when you require multiple widgets on a Home Screen. To deal with this, Apple offers another widget option, called widget stacks, which allows you to have multiple widgets stacked on top of each other.
Thus, leveraging the estate of a single widget to allow you to fit more information or functionality. With widget stack, there are two ways to add widgets. You will now be presented in the widget gallery. Here, scroll down and select Smart Stack. Now, depending on your use-case, select a widget size and tap on Add Widget. Once added, the widget will automatically rotate the widgets through the day to show the relevant information at that time. On the other hand, the second method allows you to create a custom widget stack with up to 10 widgets.
Compared to Smart Stack, a widget stack offers more control over the widgets you need in a stack. Thus, allowing you to leverage the widget stack feature to its full potential.
To create a custom widget stack, you need to first add multiple single widgets on a Home Screen. Furthermore, to add more widgets to this stack, follow the same step over again.
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