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How to get the Spotify widget on your phone and control music from the home screen

Installing the Spotify app gives you access to its widget.Mr.Whiskey/Shutterstock You can add a Spotify widget to your phone's home screen on both iPhone and Android. The Spotify widget on iPhone shows you the albums and playlists you've listened to recently. On Android, the Spotify widget lets you play, pause, fast forward, and rewind through your songs. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Widgets are small pop-ups that give you information or let you access ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Android, Spotify, Music, Trends, Widgets, Music Streaming, Tap, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Streaming (Reference

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 existing widget that displays a compose button, a search interface, and lets users know how many unread emails are in the inbox. Google's new widget is much more informative because it provid...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Widgets, Gmail App

The Gmail iOS app is finally getting a much more useful widget

Google is updating its Gmail app for iOS devices with a new widget that will provide much more useful information.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Trends, Widgets, Ios Apps, Gmail App

iOS 14 home screen widgets: How to add and customize

iOS 14 was the first iPhone operating system to let you add widgets to your home screen. We explain how to add and customize home screen widgets in iOS 14.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Widgets, How-to, Widget, Apple updates, Ios 14, Apple iOS 14

How to add and customize widgets on iPhone to quickly access info from apps

Starting with iOS 14, you can use widgets to customize your iPhone Home screen. Morsa Images/Getty Images Widgets on iPhone allow you to quickly check important information from specific apps at a glance. Smart Stacks allow for multiple widgets to take up less space, similar to app folders. You can add, edit, customize, or remove widgets and Smart Stacks on your iPhone. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In iOS 14, iPhone widgets expanded beyond the confines of T...
Tags: Iphone, Trends, Widgets, Tech Insider, Kyle Wilson, Today View, Ios 14, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference

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 your friends and personal items from the ‌Home Screen‌. Contacts - Includes options to call, Message, FaceTime, locate, or email contacts, and with Family Sharing, you can app...
Tags: Apple, Widgets, Facetime, Apple Event, Friends Are Playing

How to check your Apple Pencil battery so you know when to charge it

Since the Apple Pencil itself doesn't display its battery level, you'll need to use an iPad to check its battery. Neil Godwin/Future Publishing/Getty Images You can check your Apple Pencil battery in two different ways, depending on whether you have a first or second generation Pencil. With a second generation Apple Pencil, you'll need to have Bluetooth turned on to use the magnetic connector option at the top of the iPad - it will also charge this way. You can check your firs...
Tags: Ipad, Bluetooth, Trends, Widgets, Notification Center, Stylus, Battery, Apple Pencil, Tech Insider, Neil Godwin, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Gadgets (Reference, Devon Delfino

iOS 14 widgets: Here are the 13 best and most useful

Apple's iOS 14 has brought home screen widgets to the iPhone. Here's our roundup of the best and most useful iOS 14 widgets, from the fun to the productive.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Widgets, Buying Guides, Home Screen, Ios 14, Apple iOS 14, Best iOS 14 widgets

iOS 14 widgets: Here’s the 10 best and most useful

Apple's iOS 14 has brought home screen widgets to the iPhone. Here's our roundup of the best and most useful iOS 14 widgets, from the fun to the productive.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Widgets, Buying Guides, Home Screen, Ios 14, Apple iOS 14, Best iOS 14 widgets

Shazam for iPhone Gains a Home Screen Widget in Latest App Update

Apple-owned Shazam version 14.4 was released today, and the latest update to the music recognition app brings a new widget to the iPhone Home Screen, where users can see their recent song history at a glance. The Shazam widget is available in three sizes: The smallest square widget displays the last track that you've discovered with Shazam; the larger oblong widget shows the last three tracks found with the most recent prominently displayed along the top; and the largest square widget shows t...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Widgets, Shazam, Control Center

Turns out iOS 14 hasn’t changed the way I set up my iPhone’s home screens

Apple introduced new widgets with iOS 14, and along with ways to change the look of app icons, your iPhone's screen can be redesigned. But is it worth it?
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Customization, Icons, Mobile, Trends, Widgets, Ios 14, Homepage Promo

You can't delete the widget screen feature on an iPhone entirely - here's how to disable it from your lock screen for security purposes, or remove apps from it

While can't delete the widget screen feature on an iPhone altogether, you can disable it from your lock screen. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Apple's iOS 14 offers two widget menus — on the home screen and lock screen — to grant users easy access to some of their most popular apps and features.  Some users may want to delete the widget screen from their iPhone, as it presents a security risk that may allow unauthorized users to access their device. You can customize what appears on your...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Widgets, Smartphones, Jennifer, Digital Security, Tech Insider, Crystal Cox, Ios 14, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Crystal Cox Business Insider Apple

You Can Finally Play the Classic Nokia Snake Game on Your Apple Watch and iPhone

A month ago, when we first covered App Craft Studio’s Retro Widget that gave the iPhone and Apple Watch a Nokia make-under using iOS 14's widget tools, we lamented that for two bucks it should have included Nokia’s classic Snake game, too. A month later, Retro Widget has been updated and our wishes have come true: …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Games, Science, Video Games, Nokia, Widgets, Retro, Snake, App Craft Studio

The best and most useful iOS 14 widgets

Apple's iOS 14 has brought home screen widgets to the iPhone. Here's our roundup of the best and most useful iOS 14 widgets, from the fun to the productive.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Widgets, Buying Guides, Home Screen, Ios 14, Apple iOS 14, Best iOS 14 widgets

The Best iPhone Home Screen Widgets We've Found So Far

iOS 14 is here, which means iPhone owners can at long last start experimenting with home screen widgets, just like Android users have been able to do for years. If you’re not clear how to start customizing, we’ve shown you how here.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Science, Widgets

How to Trick Out Your Android Home Screen Just Like an iPhone

iPhone owners with the new iOS 14 can now enjoy a customized home screen with widgets and downloadable templates. Android users may feel that they are missing out on the opportunity to make their home screen look like Windows 95 or Animal Crossing, but just like Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, they have actually had the…Read more...
Tags: Android, Widgets, Lifehacks, Home Screen

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 users in the U.S. have installed at least one app to do just that. The Sensor Tower report tracked the download numbers of five of the most popular ‌Hom...
Tags: US, Widgets, Shortcuts, Beta, Home Screen, Sensor Tower, Ios 14

Scriptable Supercharges iOS 14 Widgets Like No Other App

With iOS 14, iPhone users finally got a taste of the sweet, sweet widget life anyone who’s used an Android phone in the last decade was already familiar with. I’ve shied away from most of the early widget apps and largely avoided using most widgets in general (and maybe you should, too!). It is not 2009 and I’m not…Read more...
Tags: Science, Widgets, Javascript, Ios 14, Scriptable

Google Is Dropping a Bunch of New Widgets for iOS 14

Did somebody say Gmail widget?
Tags: Iphone, Google, Google Drive, Science, Gmail, Widgets, Google Fit, Consumer Tech, Ios 14

How to Create a Countdown Widget in iOS 14

There are plenty of apps you can use to make countdown widgets on iOS 14. Don’t go searching for the word “countdown” in the App Store though, you’ll just get frustrated. I’ve been toying around with one called Countdown Widget Maker, and while it’s not free—very few are—it gets the job done if you’re looking for…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Widgets, Lifehacks, Countdown, Ios 14

How to use Big Sur’s Notification Center widgets

MacOS Big Sur redesigns the Notification Center, changing how you see alerts and widgets. Here’s how it works.
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Widgets, Computing, Notifications, Notification Center, Big Sur, macOS, macOS Big Sur

Give Your iPhone and Apple Watch a Classic Nokia Dumbphone Demake

Tired of that beautiful OLED screen on your Apple Watch boring your eyes with over 164,000 colorful pixels? App Craft Studio has created the perfect solution. A widget that will take your smartwatch and smartphone back to the days when screens needed just 7,000 chonky pixels to inform and entertain, and the Nokia 3310…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Science, Widgets, Consumer Tech, Nokia 3310, Retro Widget, App Craft Studio

NBC News launches an iOS 14 widget that puts election results on your home screen

NBC News has updated its iOS app with a new feature that brings election news, data and results directly to your iPhone or iPad home screen. With the app’s new “Decision 2020” iOS 14 widget, you can customize a series of widgets with information related to early voting stats, polls, as well as the current election results, among other things. Before today, the NBC News app had offered a variety of widgets including small, medium and large sized widgets bringing the latest headlines, a set of ...
Tags: Apps, Elections, News, Nbc News, Tech, Widgets, NBC News You, Ios 14 Widgets

There's a Pinterest Widget Now, Which Is Exciting For Me—the One Person Who Still Likes Pinterest

I have learned that a Pinterest widget will roll out wide on iOS 14 today, and reader, I am elated.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Pinterest, Widgets, Consumer Tech, Hell Yes, Ios 14

How to Customize Your iPhone Home Screen in iOS 14

Has this ever happened to you: You unlock your phone and just wish that you could change the app icons and fonts into a matching, cutesy theme? Well there’s good news for you in iOS 14!Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Widgets, Lifehacks

Your Preferred Music App Finally Has an iOS 14 Widget

I’ve tried—I have tried—to make Apple Music my default streaming app, but I always end up deferring to my trusty algorithm-generated Discover playlists on Spotify. When home screen widgets rolled out with iOS 14, Spotify was front of my mind as a great application for this iPhone feature.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, Science, Widgets, Apple Music

Spotify launches an automatically updating iOS 14 widget

Spotify today has released its highly-anticipated iOS 14 widget with the latest app update. The new widget, which comes in both the small and medium sizes for the time being, allows you to quickly access your recently played artists, albums and podcasts with a tap. The smaller widget will display just your most recently listened to item, while the medium-sized widget will instead show the five most recent items — four in a horizontal row and the most recent at the top. In that case, you can actu...
Tags: Ios, Customization, TC, Spotify, Taylor Swift, Etsy, Tech, Widgets, Widget, iOS App Store, Ios 14, Ios 14 Homescreen, Ios 14 Widgets

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 open the app. Then, tap and hold a widget or an empty area of the Home Screen until the app icons jiggle, tap the plus sign in the top-left corner, tap on Spotify in th...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Featured, Widgets

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 AustinMauritz Many third-party apps have released ‌widgets‌, and now evidence that Spotify is developing its own official widget has appeared in a TestFlight beta. The widget is currently available in small and medium sizes, with the former des...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Widgets, Reddit, Ios 14

The best iPhone apps for customizing widgets in iOS 14

With iOS 14, iPhone widgets can now appear on the home screen and can be customized and personalized. We have a look at some of the new apps on hand to help.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Trends, Widgets, Buying Guides, Ios 14