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19 September 2020 22:33

iOS 14 home screen

How to Add and Customize Home Screen Widgets on iOS 14

As we've been rounding up all week, a variety of third-party apps have rolled out powerful iOS 14 home screen widgets. Spotify itself has not updated its iOS app with support for widgets, but there is a third-party app available that brings Spotify widgets to your iOS 14 home screen. One of the tentpole features of iOS 14 is support for home screen widgets. A variety of Apple applications support home screen widgets, including the Apple Music app. The Music app widget is available in three sizes, allowing you to easily see recently played songs, albums, and playlists on your home screen.

Since iOS 14 was released on Wednesday, many Spotify users have been calling on the company to add home screen widgets to its iOS application. Thus far, Spotify has not released an app update with home screen widgets, but the third-party app TuneTrack aims to solve that problem. Whether or not Spotify has any plans to add its own first-party widget to iOS 14 remains to be seen, but the company does not have the best history when it comes to quickly adopting new iOS and Apple Watch features. How to add a Spotify widget to your iOS 14 home screen TuneTrack is a third-party app that integrates with Apple Music, Spotify, and Last.fm. Over the last several days, however, TuneTrack has exploded in popularity because of its Spotify home screen widget for iOS 14 users.

After you sign in with your Spotify account, head back to your iOS 14 home screen, long-press to enter jiggle mode, then tap the "+" in the upper-right corner. From there, you can easily add the TuneTrack Spotify widget to your iOS 14 home screen and place it whoever you'd like. The Spotify Now Playing widget will update every five minutes, or you can force an update in the TuneTrack app in the Settings menu. And finally, TuneTrack also offers an Apple Music Now Playing widget, so if you don't like the default Apple option, you can give TuneTrack's a try as well. Find more third-party apps with iOS 14 features such as home screen widgets, App Clips, and more in our full roundup.

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In this article, we explain how to add and customize home screen widgets in iOS 14. We cover adding widgets in the first place, while we also go over how to change the appearance of widgets and their locations on the home screen. How to add home screen widgets in iOS 14 It's easy to add widgets to your home screen in iOS 14. Obviously, you need to download iOS 14 first, but once you've done that, you can add widgets by doing the following: Step 1: Tap and hold on an empty space on the home screen. (You can choose any page for this, but if you want to start on a particular page, swipe to it first and then tap and hold on an empty space.) Doing this for a second will start the edit home screen mode, where the apps begin to jiggle.

Step 2: With the apps wobbling about, tap the little Plus button in the top-left corner of the screen. Larger widgets will display more information, although they will obviously occupy more real estate on your home screen. Step 5: Once you've swiped to the desired size of the widget, tap Add Widget. How to customize home screen widgets in iOS 14 Adding widgets to your home screen in iOS 14 is one thing, but what about customizing them? First, you can move widgets around on the home screen, just like you can with apps. If you've already added a widget but wish to change its size, remove it by holding onto it for a second and then tapping the Minus symbol once it starts to vibrate. Then, go through the process for adding it again, but this time choose the right size on the Add Widget screen. Certain widgets can be edited to change the information they display. To do this, tap and hold onto the widget for a second until the edit sub-window appears. You can also do something very similar with the clock widget, which is set to Cupertino by default (at least for me): Hold onto it for a second and then tap Edit Widget. For instance, you can change the stocks displayed by the stocks widget by opening the Stocks app and editing your watchlist. To do this, open Stocks and then tap Edit in the top-right corner of the screen. Lastly, it's worth noting that pretty much every native Apple app can be displayed as a widget. This includes such apps as Calendar, Files, Maps, Music, News, Notes, Photos, Podcasts, Reminders, Screen Time, Siri Suggestions, TV, and more. For the first time since ever, Apple is giving users more control over iOS and iPadOS. With the release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, you can now put widgets on the homescreen, and there's even an app drawer. Apple is aware of a bug in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 that resets your default selections to Apple's own apps whenever you restart your iPhone or iPad. The company told CNET in a statement that the issue would be fixed in a future update, but for now, that means whenever you restart your device, you'll need to go through the steps outlined below to set your default app, again. Once your app of choice has updated for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, adding support to be set as a default app, here's what you'll need to do: 1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. With a new default app set, anytime you click a link, your preferred browser will open. Default apps aren't the only hidden feature in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14--we found a bunch. Of course, there are some headlining features that change how you'll use your iPhone or iPad, and there are even some new privacy features that should keep your information more protected. This latest update from Apple brings the most-awaited and by far the biggest change ever: a modified home screen and support for widgets for the first time and a lot of new features. Apple uploaded the List of iPhones that are compatible and will be getting the iOS 14 update. Follow the steps below this list to update your iPhone 8 to iOS 14. Also read | What Is The Photo Widget In IOS 14? This new iOS 14 update is relatively larger in size than the previous ones so having a high speed and stable WiFi connection is recommended. One the download is done, the installation will begin and your iPhone 8 will have the new iOS installed. The main new addition to the iOS 14 is the widgets, which are added for the first time on the iPhone and iPad. They have many new features with a different array of sizes. iOS 14 now has support for picture in picture mode which is almost similar to the picture in picture of the iPad. This allows the users to play video from an app while using other apps on the device. Other features in the privacy section like the Recording indicator are also added which displays an indicator whenever any app is using the mic or camera or both. Also read | How To Take Screenshots In IOS 14 By Double Tapping? Know About Back Tap Feature In IOS 14