iOS 14: Best Widgets, How to Create a Blank Area on...

iOS 14: Best Widgets, How to Create a Blank Area on...
iOS 14: Best Widgets, How to Create a Blank Area on...
Apple took the time to bring widgets to iOS and now that they are here we can’t ignore the fact that the company did a pretty good job. In iOS 14, you can now customize the way your iPhone’s home screen looks by simply installing widgets. Users are given a ton of widget options of various sizes, and to be honest, the entire interface now looks modern and polished. iOS 14 has some amazing widgets options. In this article, we are going to suggest some of the best widgets that you can download on your iPhone right now.

First, let’s learn how to add a widget on your iOS 14 home screen. Note that you can only add widgets to your iPhone home screen. So if you have an iPad this won’t work. Follow the steps below to add a widget in iOS 14.

  1. Tap and hold an empty area on your iOS 14 home screen until the app icons start jiggling.
  2. Tap + top left to open the widgets menu.
  3. Select a widget, select its size, and tap Add widget.
  4. The widget will now be added to the home screen. You can just drag it to place it wherever you want. When you’re done, hit Done.

1. Batteries

Our iPhones do not show the battery percentage on the home screen. However, the battery widget changes everything. If you want to check the battery status of your iPhone and connected Bluetooth accessories, you should definitely use the battery widget. It is available in three sizes – small, medium and large. Once you unlock your iPhone, this widget will show the battery percentage of all connected devices like AirPods, Apple Watch, etc. Very convenient.

2. World clock

If you have family or friends who live abroad, it can be very useful to know the time from different countries around the world at a glance. The clock widget is available in all three sizes and allows you to see the time in multiple cities from around the world.

3. Screen time

The Screen Time widget is a great way to check your screen time activity for the day. The widget is available in all three sizes. The Screen Time on the home screen is a quick and easy way to take a quick look at your screen, the apps you use the most, and other useful information.

4. Notes

Would you like to take a quick note? You can do this using the Notes widget. You can add the Notes widget in all three sizes and have instant access to any of your Notes folders. Plus, you can even add a single note to your home screen in a small widget if you want.

5. Smart Stack

If you don’t prefer individual widgets on your iPhone’s home screen, then you should definitely try Smart Stack. Basically, based on your usage pattern, Smart Stack builds a stack of all of these widgets in one place. You can swipe through them to change them, or you can also enable Smart Rotate which will automatically change the widget based on the time of day. Also, you can create a custom smart stack by setting up any widget on the home screen and dragging and dropping the other widgets onto it. Note that all of the widgets you use to build your stack must be the same size.

These were some of the best widgets for Apple apps. Now let’s take a look at some of the best third-party widgets you can download right now in iOS 14. Here is the list.

1. Google

The Google widget, which comes in two sizes – small and medium – allows you to start a custom search right from the home screen without looking for the Google app. The best thing about this widget is if you choose it in medium size. In addition to using Google Search from the home screen, you can activate and use Google Lens, Voice Search, or Incognito mode with just a tap of your finger.

2. Pedometer ++

With Pedometer ++ you can track your total step count, distance and soil count in a day. You can set the widget to be either small or medium, but there are several options for setting up the widget. You can view your step count, view goal achievement, or simply set a daily step diagram that shows all the data offered by the app at a glance.

3. Fantastic

Fantastical comes in all three sizes, and you just get a bunch of different options that you don’t get with Apple’s own calendar widget. For example, check to see if you want to set two calendars. You want a small widget with the date, weather and a reminder. You want a big widget with your reminders, day, date, weather and check. Fantastic just works. Note, however, that you must subscribe to Fantastical Premium to get advanced features in the app.

4. Sticky Widgets

Would you like a simple note on your iPhone’s home screen? You can do that with Sticky Widgets. You can add sticky widgets of all three sizes to your homescreen, and after adding the widget, all you have to do is edit the note. When editing the widget, you have three options for the background color to choose from. You can also change the font, text size, and alignment to your liking. However, if you want more options for the background color you will have to pay the upgrade price of Rs. 159.

5. Motivation

If you need motivation to see you through the day, we recommend looking into Motivation. You can choose between three different sizes to display the motivational quotes on your iPhone’s home screen. You can also choose a number of topics which, by the way, are paid for. However, you can also unlock the topics by viewing ads.

6. First day

Day One is a pretty good journaling app available on the App Store. Day One allows you to add widgets that give you brief glimpses of your daily life. Each day you can answer a different set of questions and one day in the future you can easily recall your memories by looking back at your entries.

7. Apollo

If you’re a Reddit user on iOS, you must have heard of Apollo, a popular Reddit client. The good thing is that Apollo now supports widgets too. The Apollo widget is very versatile – you can use it as a place for automatically changing wallpapers or just as a widget to show the latest posts on your favorite subreddit.

8. Good job

Good Task is very minimalist and yet functional. With the widget you can see all the important tasks right in front of you on your home screen. For example, you can create a to-do list of all the tasks you need to do in a day. To access your full to-do list, all you have to do is tap the Good Tasks widgets on the home screen instead of opening the app and looking for your list.

iOS 14: Create a blank area on the home screen

With the help of two third-party apps, you can now place a widget that will create a blank area on your iPhone’s home screen. Sounds interesting? Follow these steps.

  1. Download Scriptable and Widgetsmith from the App Store.
  2. Next, take a screenshot of a blank home screen on your iPhone. To do this, tap and hold an empty area on your iOS 14 home screen until the app icons start to jiggle, and then scroll to the last page of your home screen.
  3. If you have an iPhone with Face ID, you can take screenshots by pressing Increase volume + side button. If you have an iPhone with Touch ID, you can take a screenshot by pressing Home button + on / off switch.
  4. After you take the screenshot, go to this Github page and copy all of the code.
  5. After copying the code, open Scriptable> tap + > Insert code> Tap Run Icon bottom right.
  6. You will now get a popup. Tap on Continue and select the screenshot you took just moments ago.
  7. Choose the size and position of the widget. When you’re done, export your file to Files or Photos. Now close Scriptable.
  8. Next, open Widgetsmith to create a blank transparent area on your homescreen.
    Choose from small, medium, or large widgets based on the size of the previously captured screenshot in Widgetsmith.
  9. After creating a new widget, tap to open it. Tap the preview to go to the customization page.
  10. Under Custom, select the option Photo. Remember, your choice is whether to grant access to all or some of your photos. Now select the photo you created with Scriptable.
  11. When you’re done, go back to the preview screen and rename the widget if you want to press> to save.

To create a blank area on your iPhone’s home screen, you’ll need to set the widget you just created with Widgetsmith. To do this, just follow the steps below.

  1. Tap and hold an empty area on your iOS 14 home screen until the app icons start jiggling.
  2. Tap + top left to open the widgets menu.
  3. Choose Widgetsmith > Select size> tap Add widget.
  4. Place the widget in the desired area of ​​the home screen where you want to create an empty area.
  5. Long press the widget> tap Edit widget > tap Widget To open the list of your created widgets, select the widget that you created to create an empty area.

In addition to creating blank areas on your home screen, Widgetsmith lets you create custom widgets for weather, calendar, world time, reminders, health, astronomy, tides, and photos.

These are some of the most amazing widgets you can download in iOS 14 right now. Do you have a few suggestions let us know in the comments.

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