They can make your home screen more personalized and functional, and they just got an upgrade with the latest iOS 17 update.
Here’s how to use Widgets on your iPhone like a pro.
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How to create a Widget
Before jumping in, let me explain how to create a Widget.
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How to create a smart stack feature
There’s also the smart stack feature that allows you to add multiple Widgets altogether. This creates a stack that you can just scroll through to get to each one.
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How to interact with a Widget
In previous versions of iOS, you would be able to tap on a Widget to bring it directly to the corresponding app. Now, you can directly interact with the Widget without ever having to open the app. You can stop and start your favorite song or podcast, cross off a task on your to-do list and more.
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How to pick the best Widget for you
Think about your goals: What kind of information or tasks do you often need on your device? Select Widgets that match your daily routines. This will help you save time on common tasks.
Functionality and usability: Don’t be swayed by flashy Widgets that look nice but don’t do much. Choose widgets that give you the right information and are easy to use. These are more useful.
Keep it simple: Don’t overload your lock screen with too much information. Concentrate on a few key Widgets that serve your immediate needs.
Try and adjust: Feel free to experiment with different Widgets and arrange them as you like. Test different options to find the best mix for you.
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How to remove Widgets
While Widgets can be useful. They can also take up space and distract you from your main goals. If you want to remove Widgets that you don’t need, you can follow these simple steps:
By removing Widgets, you can declutter your device and focus on the things that matter to you. You can always reinstall Widgets later if you change your mind.
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Kurt’s key takeaways
Widgets are a great way to make your iPhone more useful and fun. You can customize your home screen with the Widgets that suit your needs and preferences and enjoy the convenience of accessing your favorite apps and information without opening them. Widgets are easy to create and interact with, and they can enhance your iPhone experience.
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