Gmail App for iOS Adds New Inbox Widget

Google recently updated the Gmail app for iOS devices, and though it’s not mentioned in the release notes, the new version of the app introduces a second Gmail widget. The new Gmail widget displays the last three emails in the Gmail inbox, along with a button to compose a new email. The widget joins the […]

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Google Working on Customizable Widgets With Custom Background and Themes

Google introduced widgets for its iOS and iPadOS app following iOS 14 last fall. Now, Google is looking to give users more creative freedom with their ‌widgets‌, allowing users to add custom backgrounds and themes. Discovered by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, code within the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad says that users will […]

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iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 Gain New App Store, Find My, Contacts, Sleep, Game Center and Mail Widgets

The iOS and iPadOS 15 updates that were released today introduce several expanded widget options, which can be used on the Home Screen or in the Today section of the Notification Center on the iPhone and iPad. Apple has created several new widgets for Apple products and services, as listed below: Find My – Track […]

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Apps for Customizing iOS 14 Home Screens Installed on 15% of US iPhones

With the launch of iOS 14 in September, Apple introduced Home Screen widgets for the first time, ushering in an unprecedented wave of customization for the iPhone. Several apps quickly emerged allowing users to personalize their ‌Home Screen‌ with custom ‌widgets‌ and icons, and new research by Sensor Tower reveals that almost 15% of iPhone […]

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Spotify Updated With Home Screen Widgets on iOS 14

Following a brief beta testing period, Spotify today updated its iPhone and iPad app with a new Home Screen widget that provides quick access to recently played playlists, artists, albums, or podcasts. The widget is available in small and medium sizes. To access the widget, update the Spotify app to version 8.5.80 or later and […]

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Spotify Developing iOS 14 Widgets in Latest Beta

One of the big new features of iOS 14 is Home Screen widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. The ‌widgets‌ can be pinned to the ‌Home Screen‌ in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. Image credit: Reddit user AustinMauritzMany third-party apps have released ‌widgets‌, and now evidence that Spotify […]

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iOS 14 Favorites Widget: How to Make a Replacement With Shortcuts

In iOS 14, Apple overhauled widgets and introduced an option for adding ‌widgets‌ to the Home Screen, but in the process, a well-loved Favorites widget that existed in iOS 13 was removed. The Favorites widget let users set certain contacts and contact methods as favorites that were easily accessible, so you could, for example, add […]

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Fantastical Updated With Home Screen Widgets, Scribble Support on iPad, and More

Popular calendar app Fantastical today received an update with support for new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 features, including Home Screen widgets and Scribble. A dozen customizable widgets are available, providing users with the date, a monthly calendar, scheduled events and tasks, and even the weather at a glance. All of the widgets are free […]

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iOS 14 Customization Helps Pinterest App Break Daily Download Record

Apple’s introduction of widgets on the Home Screen in iOS 14 has driven a surge in interest among users looking to customize their iPhone, and that has reportedly had a knock-on effect for Pinterest, whose iOS app has seen record downloads as users flock to its content seeking design inspiration. As reported by TechCrunch, App […]

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iOS 14 Widgets Offer iPhone Users Creative Home Screen Ideas

In iOS 14, Apple introduced ‌the concept of Home Screen‌ widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. Widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. Despite the relative lack of 3rd party widgets at launch, iOS users around the world have been busy […]

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