Apple’s new iOS 14 update for iPhone lets you customize your home screen with widgets and app icons. Here’s how to do it.
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iOS 14 came with a whole bunch of new features, one of which is the ability to customize your home screen. Here’s how to do it!
How to change your wallpaper
With iOS 14, you can now change your wallpaper directly from your iPhone. Here’s how:
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Tap Wallpaper.
3. Tap Choose a New Wallpaper.
4. You can choose from Apple’s stock imagery, or your own photos that you’ve saved to your device.
5. Once you’ve selected a wallpaper, tap Set.
6. You can choose whether to set the wallpaper for your home screen, lock screen, or both.
How to use widgets
Widgets are a new feature in iOS 14 that let you put important information from your apps right on your home screen. You can use them to see your upcoming calendar events, the current weather, your to-do list, and more.
You can add widgets to your home screen by long-pressing on an empty space, then tapping the + button in the top-left corner. From there, you can scroll through the different widget options and tap on the one you want to add. Once you’ve added a widget, you can move it around and place it wherever you want on your home screen.
If you’re not sure which widgets to add to your home screen, take a look at our list of the best iOS 14 widgets.
How to use App Library
One of the great new features in iOS 14 is the App Library. This allows you to organize your apps into categories, making it easier to find what you’re looking for. You can also hide apps that you don’t use very often.
To access the App Library, simply swipe to the right on your home screen. You’ll see all of your app icons grouped into different categories. Tap on a category to see the apps within it.
To add an app to your home screen from the App Library, simply tap and hold on its icon, then drag it onto your home screen. You can also long-press on an app icon and select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu that appears.
If you want to hide an app from your home screen but still keep it in the App Library, long-press on its icon, then select “Remove from Home Screen” from the menu that appears. The app will still be accessible from the App Library.
How to use Smart Stacks
iOS 14 features a new way to declutter and organize your home screen: Smart Stacks. Smart Stacks are a special kind of widget that automatically displays different widgets depending on the time of day, your location, or other conditions you specify.
To use Smart Stacks, long-press on an empty space on your home screen and tap the “Add Widget” button. Scroll down to the “Smart Stack” widget and tap it. From there, you can choose which widgets you want to include in the stack, as well as specify any conditions that should trigger the stack to change (for example, “Time of Day” or “Location”).
Once you’ve added a Smart Stack to your home screen, you can adjust its settings at any time by long-pressing on the stack and tapping the “Edit” button.
How to use Siri Suggestions
Decorate your Home screen with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 and customize it with widgets, app icons, and more. With iOS 14, you can use Siri Suggestions to get quick access to the things you do most on your device. Here’s how to add Siri Suggestions to your Home screen.
1. Tap and hold an app icon on the Home screen.
2. Tap Add to Siri Suggestions.
3. From here, you can add a shortcut phrase to use with Siri or tap the microphone icon to record a phrase.
How to use the new Photos app widget
iOS 14 comes with a brand new Photos app widget that lets you display your favorite photos on your home screen. Here’s how to use it:
To add the Photos widget to your home screen, tap and hold on an empty space until the apps wiggle. Then, tap the “+” button in the top left corner.
Scroll down and select “Photos” from the list of widgets.
Choose the size of the widget and tap “Add Widget.”
Now, tap on the widget to open the Photos app. From here, you can select the album or moment that you want to display. To change the photo that’s shown, tap on it and then select a new one.
You can also tap on the “Edit” button in the top right corner to change the size and shape of the widget.
How to use the new Maps app widget
The new Maps app widget in iOS 14 lets you see favorite locations and get directions right from your iPhone home screen. Here’s how to add and use it.
How to use the new Calendar app widget
iOS 14 brought a bunch of new features and changes to the iPhone, and one of the most noticeable is the widgets that can now be placed on the Home Screen. While there are many different types of widgets available, one of the most useful is the Calendar app widget. Here’s how to use it.
To start, add the Calendar app widget to your Home Screen. To do this, long-press on an empty space on the Home Screen, select Widgets from the resulting menu, then choose Calendar from the list of available widgets.
Once you’ve added the widget, you’ll see a list of upcoming events from your default Calendar app. If you have multiple calendars set up, you can tap on the event to see which calendar it’s from.
You can also tap on an event to open it in the Calendar app. This is useful if you need to add more details or make any changes.
Finally, if you swipe left on an event, you’ll see a Delete button. Tapping this will remove the event from your calendar.
How to use the new Music app widget
iOS 14 comes with a brand new Music app widget that you can use to decorate your home screen. Here’s how to use it:
1. Tap and hold on an empty spot on your home screen.
2. Tap the “+” button in the top-left corner of the screen.
3. Scroll down and tap “Music.”
4. Tap and hold on the widget that you want to add, then tap “Add Widget.”
5. Use the widget to play, pause, or skip songs, or to adjust playback volume.