Widgets give you a glimpse of the contents of a specific app. In the iOS 15 update, new apps are added to the list of widgets you can add to your Home Screen, or in the Today section of your Notification Center.
First, let’s review how to…
How To Add a Widget in Home Screen
Step 1. On your Home Screen, hold down on a spot anywhere on your screen until the app icons start to jiggle.
Step 2. Tap on the + sign on the upper left corner and select the widget you want to add.
Step 3. In this example, let’s add in the Game Center widget. Scroll through the list to find Game Center. Swipe to your left to see the size options of the widget (how big you want it on your Home Screen). Then tap Add Widget.
Now you can see the widget on your Home Screen
How to Delete or Change Widget in Home Screen
Step 1. Tap and hold down on the Widget.
Step 2. To delete, tap on Remove Widget. To change or reorganize, tap on Edit Home Screen
Step 3. Confirm to remove widget.
How to Add Widget in Today Section in your Notification Center
Step 1. Swipe to the right from the left side of the screen, until you see the Notification Center
Step 2. Tap Edit
Step 3. Tap on the + icon to add widgets.
Step 4. In this example, let’s add in the Mail app widget. Scroll down the list to find it.
Step 5. Select the size of the widgets you like by swiping left and right. Then tap on Add Widget once you have selected.
What’s New in iOS 15
Here’s the list of the newly added app widgets in the recent update.
Find My – You can easily track your family members (those added in your Find My app) and personal items from the Home Screen.
Contacts – Includes options to call, Message, FaceTime, locate, or email contacts. Also, if you have Family Sharing set up, you can approve purchases or Screen Time requests from kids.
Game Center – The Continue Playing widget shows recently played Game Center games, and a Friends Are Playing widget shows the games your friends are playing.
App Store – This displays stories, collections, and new in-app event options.
Sleep – Shows data about how you slept and lets you review your sleep schedule.
Mail – Shows your latest email at a glance and offers up access to one of your mailboxes.
Now you can get more access to your most-used apps, plus a preview of what’s going on in each of them.
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