How to Use Widgetsmith to Make Widgets on an iPhone or iPad
Widgetsmith is a popular app that can be used to create and customize widgets on iPhones or iPads. Widgets are small, interactive boxes that display useful information or quick actions on your device’s home screen. With Widgetsmith, you can create personalized widgets that include the information you need most, such as weather updates, calendar appointments, or health data. In this article, we’ll explain how to use Widgetsmith to make widgets on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 1: Download Widgetsmith from the App Store
The first step to using Widgetsmith is to download the app from the App Store. Widgetsmith is available for free, but some of its features require a premium subscription. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the app on your device, open it to start creating your first widget.
Step 2: Choose a Widget Size
After you open Widgetsmith, you’ll see a list of available widgets to choose from. You can choose from small, medium, or large widgets, depending on how much information you want to display. Small widgets are the size of one app icon, medium widgets take up four app icons, and large widgets take up eight app icons. Choose the size that fits your needs best.
Step 3: Customize Your Widget
Once you’ve chosen your widget size, you’ll be taken to a screen where you can customize your widget. You can select the type of data you want to display, such as the current time, date, weather forecast, or battery life. You can also select fonts, colors, and icon styles to match your personal taste.
Widgetsmith also allows you to add custom images or choose from its library of stock photos to use as backgrounds for your widgets. If you have a premium subscription, you can even select dynamic backgrounds that change throughout the day.
Step 4: Add Your Widget to the Home Screen
After you’ve customized your widget, tap the “Save” button to add it to your list of available widgets. You can then go to your device’s home screen and press and hold an empty space until the apps start to jiggle. In the upper left corner, you’ll see a “+” icon. Tap that icon to open the list of available widgets.
Find the Widgetsmith widget you just created and tap on it to add it to your home screen. You can then move the widget around and resize it to your liking.
Step 5: Check Your Widget and Make Changes if Necessary
Once you’ve added your widget to the home screen, it’s a good idea to check that it’s displaying the information you want correctly. If you’re not satisfied with your widget, you can tap and hold it on the home screen and select “Edit Widget” to make changes. You can then save your changes and the widget will automatically update on the home screen.