How to Add the Siri Suggestions Widget to iPad Home Screen (iPadOS 16)

Supercharge your iPad Home screen with the Siri Suggestions widget.

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By adding Siri Suggestions to your iPad Home screen, you can get easy access to apps you frequently use. This widget can also give you insight into which apps you're spending your time on based on what Siri suggests. We'll show you how to add the Suggestions widget to your iPad Home screen.

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • See an up-to-date collection of your most-used apps on your Home screen instead of navigating Home screen pages to find apps every time you need them.
  • You don't have to worry about rearranging the apps if your favorite apps change—Siri Suggestions will do it for you based on your activity.

How to Add the Siri Suggestions Widget to Your iPad Home Screen

What are Siri Suggestions? Siri Suggestions is a widget you can add to your Home Screen that will show you a slate of your commonly used apps based on the time of day, so you don't have to go searching through your App Library to find them. When you add Siri Suggestions to your Home screen, you can quickly get to the apps you use most frequently. To learn more about iPad widgets, check out our Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. Long press anywhere on your iPad Home screen until the apps start wiggling.
  2. Tap the + icon in the top-left corner of your screen.

    Edit Home screen
  3. Scroll through the list on the left-hand side of the window.

    Scroll down
  4. Tap Siri Suggestions.

    Tap Siri Suggestions
  5. App Suggestions is on the first page. Tap Add Widget to add Siri Suggestions to your Home screen.

    Add widget

The widget will add itself to your iPad Home screen, and you can rearrange its placement just like any other app.

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.