Widgets have been completely redesigned in iOS 14 and allow you to keep important information on the Home Screen. We’ll show you how to use these widgets and more on your Apple devices.
Widgets have been an iOS feature in the Today View since iOS 10, when apps could begin showing widgets on both the Today section of Notification Center and when users long-pressed on an app icon on the Home Screen.
In iOS 14, the widgets and the system to display them have been completely revamped from the ground up. The old style of widgets (and their interact-ability) has been changed as well, leaving a new uniform style guide for widgets that look great on the Home Screen.
Yes, you heard right, widgets in iOS 14 don’t have to be siloed to the Today View, instead they can be placed on the Home Screen alongside your app icons. Continue reading to learn more about how widgets work and how to add them to your Home Screen.
How to view widgets in the Today View
You can view your widgets in the Today View as you always have by swiping left to right on the home screen and navigating to the very first Home Screen page. You can also access it on the Lock Screen or Notification Center by swiping right (Figure A).