Personalize your iPhone with these widget apps — 2022

iOS customization has always been one of the handicaps for many users when it comes to making the leap to Apple's operating system. However, iOS 14 was a leap, thanks in large part to the Widgets that we can now introduce on our home screens and that provide a much more personal touch to each device. In this article, we review some of the best apps that you can use to further customize your widgets on iPhone.

Requirements to customize Widgets on iPhone

The possibility of introducing Widgets on the iPhone has arrived with iOS 14, therefore, to be able to use them you have to have iOS 14 installed on your device, yes or yes. This implies that there are some iPhone models that will not be able to enjoy this customization because they are not compatible with iOS 14. The complete list of devices that can update to this version or a later one are the following:

  • iPhone 6s / 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS / XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 / 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generation)
  • iPhone 13 / 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max

iOS 14



Remember that if your iPhone is not updated to these latest software versions you will need to go to Settings > General > Software Update to do so. Once you're in one of these versions, all you have to do is log in to the App Store to be able to download the applications that we'll propose in this article.

Widgets for your social networks

There is a type of applications that are the most used by most users, and they are social networks. At the moment the main names have not yet been encouraged to launch their own widgets, however, there are other developers who have gone ahead and provided all the impatient with different applications with which they will be able to have their favorite social networks, in a way or another, in the form of a widget on their home screens.

Twidget – Widget for Twitter

Twidget

Do you want to see the latest tweets from your timeline without entering the Twitter application? Well, that's exactly what this application will allow you to do: create a widget of three different sizes to view the latest tweets from your iPhone's screen without having to enter the Twitter application itself.

As for the customization of the widget, it does not have many options, but without a doubt, it is worth being able to see twitter from the outside and without having to click on the app itself.

Twidget - Widget for Twitter Twidget - Widget for Twitter Descargar QR-Code Twidget - Widget for Twitter Developer: James Andrew Shaw Ltd

Social Widgets

SocialWidgets

When we learned that iOS 14 was going to have the possibility of introducing Widgets on the screen of our iPhone, many of us dreamed of the widgets of the most famous applications, including social networks such as Twitter, Instagram, YouTube... well, Social Widgets will use certain information from these social networks to give you the ability to know at all times, how many followers or subscribers you have on your Instagram, Twitter or YouTube account.

This app is free to begin with, however, many customization features are paid for, but it's still worth the free part if you want to keep track of the number of followers you have on each of your social networks.

Social Widgets: Social Widgets: Descargar QR-Code Social Widgets: Developer: Pietro Messineo

Do you want to give color to your home screen?

One of the main objectives and above all, one of the main reasons why many users have been encouraged to use widgets on their iPhone is for a purely aesthetic reason. After all, we cannot deny that they provide a very attractive aesthetic and that when used well, they can generate authentic works of art in the form of home screens.

Color Widgets

ColorWidgets

As its name suggests, Color Widgets is here to give your iPhone a touch of color since it not only offers the ability to customize the widgets, but it also comes with different icons that you can use to further personalize your device.

This application offers you the ability to display the current time, date, battery of your device, notes or reminders in a widget with a fully customizable size and appearance... you can even view the number of steps you have taken at each moment of the day. way you like. Without a doubt, if you want to give your iPhone a touch of color and joy, this application will help you with it.

Color Widgets Color Widgets Descargar QR-Code Color Widgets Developer: MM Apps, Inc.

MemoWidget

MemoWidget

Who hasn't seen a fridge or whiteboard full of post-its? Well, that's exactly what you're going to be able to do on your iPhone with MemoWidget. The widgets are going to be transformed into notes that will be stuck all over your iPhone thanks to this app, so if you want to keep in mind a motivating phrase and simply the shopping list, you can do it easily.

The different widgets that you can use with this app can also help you manage pending tasks that you have to do, as well as other important reminders of your day to day. You have several sizes to place them where you want and in the way that best suits you. You can even edit the widget to change the alignment, font size and color, and other options that are really cool.

MemoWidget (Note, Photo) MemoWidget (Note, Photo) Descargar QR-Code MemoWidget (Note, Photo) Developer: TheDayBefore, Inc.

Photo Widget

Photo Widget

There are photographs that will always make you smile, others that will transmit peace or desire to conquer the world, therefore, if you want to have these images very present in your day to day, a great way to achieve it is through the widgets that you offers Photo Widget. With this app you can pin the images you want to the screen of your iPhone, and even a group of images so that they change automatically without you having to touch anything at all.

But be careful, it's not just images that you're going to be able to put on your screen as a widget, but it also has several templates, horoscopes, countdowns and even calendars. It also supports up to 3 different sizes in 2 proportions. Without a doubt, it is not a great application to be able to give life to the screen of your iPhone.

Photo Widget : Simple Photo Widget : Simple Descargar QR-Code Photo Widget : Simple Developer: Photo Widget Inc.

Day: Widgets that inspire

Day

A calendar with phrases that will inspire you in your day-to-day life, that is exactly what this application offers you, a different way of knowing what day you live in and that on many occasions will make you smile or simply help you face the day with a bit of extra motivation, which, let's face it, sometimes comes in handy.

Day's editors and illustrators prepare daily inspirational quotes, photos, funny jokes, motivations, awesome facts and bursts of positivity in up to 10 different languages, all you have to do is choose the topics that interest you and the app will do the rest so you can enjoy the daily theme pages tailored to you.

Day: Motivation and inspiration Day: Motivation and inspiration Descargar QR-Code Day: Motivation and inspiration Developer: km.company

Know the basic information of the day to day

If we talk about functional reasons that have made widgets have such a claim, it is because they provide a very useful and colorful way of being able to consult certain information just by glancing at the iPhone screen. That is why many developers have developed applications that are capable of displaying different types of information such as the calendar, reminders or notes in a very aesthetic and colorful way.

Widgetsmith

Widgetsmith

This is, without a doubt, one of the most popular applications with the arrival of iOS 14 because it offers a huge variety of widgets that you can place on the screen of your iPhone. As we said, variety is the great virtue of this app, since, to begin with, you will be able to choose up to three different sizes of widgets while you can create as many widgets as you want.

As for the information that you will be able to have in each widget, Widgetsmith gives you the possibility to show the date or the calendar, a photo, an album, the battery level of your iPhone, upcoming events, reminders, a countdown, the weather, your activity level, or even the time of sunrise or sunset. All this with endless options for customizing colors, shapes, fonts... In short, if you want to customize your iPhone with attractive widgets, this app is essential.

Widgetsmith Widgetsmith Descargar QR-Code Widgetsmith Developer: Cross Forward Consulting, LLC

Widgy

Widgy

Everything you want to display as a widget can be done through this application. Widgy gives you the ability to customize your iPhone in your image and likeness. You will be able to show your daily activity, the battery of your iPhone or the calendar, for example, because if we had to list the amount of information that this app allows you to show, we could write lines and lines. Widgy is another essential application to customize your iPhone to your liking.

Also, to create your Widgets the process is very simple and, of course, you don't need to be a designer to be able to carry it out. You really just need to know what you want, then what you have to do is start adding elements until you have the result you were looking for. Of course, there are many customizable elements such as the data source, effects that you can add or the font of the texts.

Widgy Widgy Descargar QR-Code Widgy Developer: Woodsign

The ones that will give you the best weather information

One type of information that practically all users consult on a daily basis is the weather, which is why weather widgets have been in such high demand. With them, users no longer have to enter their weather application to check the weather, now they just have to take a look at their home screen because the information they were looking for will be available.

Fuji weather widget

weather widget

If you think that Apple's native weather widget isn't enough and you want something more visual, this application will give you that joy you're looking for every time you visualize the weather in the future or at this moment. The great variety of forms of customization when it comes to displaying the time is enormous, from the most classic options to those that are somewhat more daring, so that you are the one who chooses the one that most convinces you.

The information regarding the weather that this application is able to show you through its widget is very complete, one of the most complete we could say, obviously you have the typical weather forecast, which reaches up to the next 7 days, but in addition, you can also check the hourly forecast, the maximum and minimum temperatures of each day, the probability of rain and other data that is interesting and relevant when checking the weather.

Fuji weather and clock widget Fuji weather and clock widget Descargar QR-Code Fuji weather and clock widget Developer: Tien Long Nguyen

AccuWeather: track weather

AccuWeather

Every day there are more apps that are encouraged to provide users with widgets that fulfill both the informative part and the aesthetic part, that is, they provide quality and useful information on a daily basis with an attractive design that also decorates the screen of users' iPhones. AccuWeather intends to be the most used weather application by all, and of course, with that objective it is practically mandatory to offer the user a quality widget.

Storing a lot of information in the same space as the one occupied by the widgets can be counterproductive, after all, what the user is looking for is to have the information in a clear and simple way, and that is exactly what AccuWeather does with its widgets, since they are available in different sizes so you can adapt it perfectly to your screen. In it you will be able to consult the most important and necessary values ​​when you look at your iPhone in search of weather information.

AccuWeather: track weather AccuWeather: track weather Descargar QR-Code AccuWeather: track weather Developer: AccuWeather International, Inc.

What are our favorites?

Whenever we carry out a compilation of applications like this, from the writing team of La Manzana Mordida, we like to tell you what our most personal preferences are. This does not mean that they are the best applications or those that you also have to install on your iPhone, we have simply chosen those that have convinced us the most, but based on our tastes, uses and needs, so they do not have to be the same that you choose to install on your device.

For social networks, we find it a real comfort to be able to see part of the timeline without having to go directly into the application itself, so in this case we stick with the app Twidget . One of the points that also greatly affects whether or not to use a widget is its aesthetics, and without a doubt, to improve the attractiveness of the iPhone's home screen, the app Color Widgets It is perfect for this due to all the variety of styles and colors that you can use when choosing your widget(s).

Two applications that are wonderful when it comes to giving the user the ease of being able to use a wide variety of widgets on their screen are Widgetsmith and Widgy, but obviously we can only keep one, so we opted for Widgetsmitch , both because of the variety and because of how easy it is to be able to configure and create widgets based on the tastes and needs of each user. Finally, in order to have a weather widget on the iPhone screen, something that we have already mentioned that is super useful to be able to know this information without having to enter any app, in this case we are left with AccuWeather , both for the information it conveys at first glance, and for the aesthetics of the app itself and the widget itself.