Use widgets on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Use widgets to get timely information from your favorite apps at a glance.

Find widgets in the Today View

Widgets show you information from your favorite apps, like News and Stocks. You can see your widgets in the Today View. Just swipe right over the Home screen, Lock screen, or while you're looking at your notifications.

To see more information from a widget, tap .

To open the app for the widget, just tap the widget.

Add or remove widgets in the Today View

You can add and remove widgets and even reorder them so your favorite ones are at the top.

  1. Swipe right over the Home screen or Lock screen.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap Edit.
  3. To add a widget, tap . To remove a widget, tap . To reorder your widgets, touch and hold  next to the apps and drag them in the order that you want.
  4. To finish, tap Done.

With an iPad on iPadOS, using the More apps Home Screen layout, you can even save your Widgets so that they always stay on your Home screen. Follow steps 1 and 2, turn on Keep on Home Screen, then tap Done.

To see the Batteries widget, your device must be connected to another supported Bluetooth device or accessory.

Use quick actions to view and add widgets

On an iPhone 6s and later, press deeply on an app icon to quickly check the weather, stocks, and see other information, all from your Home screen. Tap Add to add the app to Today View.

Here are some apps that you can add to widgets:

  • Activity
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Files
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Music
  • News
  • Notes
  • Phone
  • Photos
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Shortcuts
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • TV
  • Weather


Some widgets might vary by country or region.

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