How to activate and add widget in an iPhones or iPads
Yes,now even in iOS devices also you can add WIDGETS to your locked screen
WIDGETS are the short cuts of your installed app and some companies also provides inbuilt widgets in the phone also like in APPLE
It is necessary to add different types of widget to our phones as with the help of it we can perform or use our phone easily and quickly.
Now coming to iPhone or iPad,some widgets are already installed in the devices but by default it is in off mode,and we have to activate it.
Unlike in Android,widgets cannot appear on your iOS device’s home screen,instead you can found it in your Notification Center.It means you can easily access to any widgets just by swiping the screen down any time and anywhere.For this you need not have to go in your home screen.
HOW TO GET WIDGETS
Widgets on iOS are all included with an associated app. For example, the Evernote app includes an Evernote widget. You don’t have to install anything separately.
To get widgets, just install an app that includes a widget. For example, Evernote includes a widget that allows you to quickly add notes and Yahoo! Weather offers a weather widget with photos. News apps could offer widgets with recent stories. Productivity apps could offer quick access to your tasks. Airline apps could display information about your next flight and even a boarding pass on this screen.
HOW TO ENABLE WIDGETS
- Open the notification center by pulling down from the top of the screen.
- Tap the Edit button at the bottom of the Today view.
If you used iOS 7, you’ll notice that the confusing “Missed” tab is now gone. There are now just two tabs here — the Today view, and a Notifications view that lists all recent notifications.
You’ll see a list of your installed widgets. The standard parts of the Today view — Today Summary, Traffic Conditions, Calendar, Reminders, and Tomorrow Summary — are all now preinstalled widgets. Below them, you’ll see a list of widgets from apps you have installed.
- Tap the + button next to a widget to enable it.
- You can then touch the handles at the right side of the screen and drag them up or down to rearrange your list of widgets.
- Tap the – button to remove a widget from the list.
You can’t re-order some of Apple’s included widgets, but you can remove them from the list if you don’t want to see them. For example, the Today Summary widget will always appear on top of the Today view — unless you remove it, in which case it won’t appear at all. You can’t make it appear further down in the list.
HOW TO ACCESS AND USE WIDGETS
You can access widgets from anywhere — whether you’re on the home screen, in an app, or on the lock screen — by swiping down from the top of your screen and accessing the notification center. They’ll all appear on the Today view in the order you arranged them.
These aren’t Android’s widgets: There’s no way to place widgets on your home screen, and there’s also no way to create multiple different screens of widgets you can swipe between.
Depending on the widget, you can use buttons to quickly access parts of an app — like Evernote’s quick-note-taking buttons — or tap the widget to open the associated app.
Do Widgets Drain the Battery?
Widgets only run and refresh their data when you open the notification center. They don’t have the ability to use “background refresh” — so, for example, the Yahoo! Weather widget here isn’t automatically checking for new weather throughout the day. This makes them more battery-friendly. If you’re not looking at them, they’re not using your battery.
You shouldn’t see a noticeable battery drain from using widgets. Of course, you could take this to extremes — if you added twenty widgets that all needed to refresh data from the network and frequently accessed your notification center, you’d probably see greater battery drain on your device.
That’s it for widgets — IN SHORT
- They are all confined to the Today view in the notification center.
- There are no home screen widgets, nor are there lock screen widgets like there are on Android.
- Widgets also can’t be resized or positioned horizontally — something the seems a bit silly on an iPad’s much-larger screen.