How to Add Widgets to Your Home Screen in iOS 14

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One of the more charming features of iOS 14 are the extra widget options you can add to your Home screen. Adding these can range from fun, such as adding featured photos to take you back to your favorite moments, to useful, such as having the weather front and center for your daily planning. Luckily, widgets are easy to add so you can customize your home screen to your exact taste. Let's get started.

How to Add Widgets to Your Home Screen in iOS 14

  1. Unlock your iPhone if it is locked.
  2. Press your Home screen until the icons start to wiggle.
  3. Tap the Add button in the top left corner.

  4. Apple will suggest widgets. If your desired widget is there, tap it.
  5. If you don't see the widget you want to add, scroll down or use the search bar at the top of the feature.

  6. Tap Add Widget.
  7. Tap Done.

Now you know how to add iOS 14 widgets to your iPhone home screen. Play around and see what you like! For more great tutorials on Apple products, be sure to check out our Tip of the Day. Next, learn how to add widgets to the Home screen on your iPad!

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Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.