December 15th, 2015

iOS 14 allows users to customize the iPhone's home screen more than ever before with widgets. Here's how to do it.

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Apple just released iOS 14, with some major updates to home screen organization, plus all kinds of improvements to Messages, Siri, and more.

Changes to widgets are the newest and easiest way to customize the home screen in ways that were previously exclusive to Android users. They can be different sizes and pinned to the home screen for easy access.

The new customizations were immediately well-received by iPhone users. Some apps allow further customization of different widgets, and they've immediately shot up in popularity.

The top three free apps in the App Store are all widget editors, even beating out popular social video app TikTok. Soon after iOS 14 was available to all users, videos quickly popped up showing people how to make their screens "aesthetic."

Changing your home screen with widgets is relatively simple. Here's how to do it. 

To start, hold down a long press anywhere on the home screen until all the apps start bouncing slightly.Mary Meisenzahl

Tap the plus button in the upper left-hand corner.Mary Meisenzahl

This will bring up a screen with widget options based on Apple and third-party apps on the phone that have widgets.Mary Meisenzahl

Several built-in apps come with widget options, like Music, Clock, and Weather.Mary Meisenzahl

Selecting the batteries option, for example, brings up a sample of what the widget would look like in small, medium, or large. Scroll between the options, and if one looks good tap "Add Widget."Mary Meisenzahl

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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SEE ALSO: I've been using Apple's new iOS 14 for a few days and while there's useful updates to Messages, the App Library is disappointing

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