Knowing how to add a widget on iPadOS 15 has its advantages. You can get the info you need from your most-used apps without having to open them. On the latest iPadOS version, you can enjoy them on your home screen and not only in Today View. You’ll also see how easy it is to remove widgets from your iPad.
How to Add a Widget to Home Screen on iPadOS 15
By having widgets on your iPad with iPadOS 15, you’ll have faster access to the info an app has to offer. For example, if you want to see what tomorrow’s weather will be like, you don’t have to leave the home screen. Let’s see how you can add that first widget to your iPad’s home screen, shall we?
- Long-pres on an empty space on your home screen
- When the widgets start dancing, tap on the plus symbol at the top left.
When the new window appears, it’s time to look for the widget you want to add. If you don’t see the widget you want, you can always use the search widgets tool. You’ll also see some suggestions to your left as well.
When you do find it, tap on it. Depending on which app you choose, you’ll see different size options. For example, if you picked the clock one, you can see your local time, another city, the world clock in two different styles.
When you tap on the Add widget option, the widget will be added to your home screen. If you’re not happy where it was placed, you can move it by long-pressing on it and sliding it to its new location. The app icons will continue to dance. Tap on the Done option at the top right to make it final.
How to Remove a Widget from the Home Screen – iPadOS 15
When it’s time to remove that widget, you’ll only need to long-press on the widget. The remote option will be the last one down and in red. As long as you’re there, you can also edit the widget. For example, if you added the widget to view the time in multiple cities, you can either re-arrange the time you see first and last. You can do that by pressing on the three lines and then moving that city to its new location.
Replace a City
To replace a city, tap on the city’s name and search for it in the list you’ll see. For a faster find, you can always go with the search tool.
The last option would be the Edit Home Screen option, and all that does is make the app icons dance so you can delete the app, remove it from the home screen, or cancel.
In iPadOS 14, you couldn’t add a widget to your home screen, but now you can. Your app icons are just going to have to make room for the widgets you’ll be adding for faster access to app info. How excited are you about adding widgets to your home screen? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.