How to create the Widget stack on iPhone



iOS 14  allows you to create  stacks of  up to ten widgets in each one to save space on your home screen. In this article, I will show you how to create widget stacks on your iPhone, including adding or removing widgets from the widget or some widget-related settings.

Familiarize yourself with the new widget

Widgets have been completely redesigned on iOS 14 and iPad OS 14, giving you visible information every time you view the home screen. Widgets come in three different sizes - small, medium and large - so you can choose the appropriate widget size to see the information you need.

The default applications such as Weather, Clock, Calendar, Notes, Map, Health, Photos, Reminders, Stock, Music, Podcasts, Tips, Battery, Time Used, Files, ... are all Apple Own widget design with three different sizes.



In addition, developers can also integrate widgets into their applications using Apple's API, meaning that in the future, we will see more applications that support this widget feature, not just what default application.

Widget on iPad OS 14

iOS has had widgets for a long time, but they were limited to Today's view, accessed by swiping to the last page on the left. As mentioned earlier, the iOS 14 update allows you to actually place those widgets anywhere on any home-screen on iPhone.



On the iPad, today's view contains widgets that can still be pinned to the first home screen just like before. However, iPad OS 14 will not allow you to place these new widgets anywhere on the home screen the same way you can with widgets on iOS 14. Not only that, you can also not create widget stacks in iPad OS 14.

How to create the Widget stack

Follow the steps below if you want to create a widget stack on your iPhone:

1. Press and hold an empty area on the main screen or press and hold on an app icon on your home screen and select Edit main screen (Edit Home Screen) .

2. Click the plus icon + in the top left corner to enter the widget library - this is where all Apple widgets and other applications are stored.

3. Click a widget that you want to add to the home screen.

4. Swipe left or right to select the size of the widget, then click the Add a widget (Add Widget) to add the selected widgets to the home screen.

5. Click the plus icon + in the upper left corner again, then select another widget to create the stack. Note that you must select a size similar to the first widget, then click the Add a widget (Add Widget) to add widgets to your home screen.

6. You now have two equal sized widgets on the home screen. Now just drag one widget onto another to create a widget stack.

Note that you can create a stack of up to ten widgets in it.



You can even add the same widget multiple times to a stack. For example, I have a stack of weather widgets for different cities. I just swipe up or down on these widgets to quickly see the weather of those cities.

You can create as many widget stacks as you like, as long as your home screen is large enough. What you cannot do is to arrange widgets of different sizes. For example, you cannot put a large widget in a stack containing small widgets.

Interact with the widget stack


You can flip through widgets in the stack by swiping up or down. The number of widgets in a stack is indicated by the vertical dots next to the widget, similar to the dots at the bottom of the home screen that represents the number of application pages you have. These dots appear when you swipe over widgets in the stack and disappear automatically.



How to delete the widget stack

You can quickly delete a stack along with all the widgets contained in it from the home screen by:

1. Hold onto the stack widget you want to delete, then select Delete stack (Remove Stack) .

2. Press the Delete (Remove) to confirm.

The selected widget stack is immediately deleted from your home screen. Removing a widget from the stack (or the entire stack) will not really wipe the widget from your device. To permanently delete widgets you no longer need, you need to remove the application from your device.



How to edit the widget stack

How to rearrange widgets in the stack

1. Hold onto the stack widget you want to edit and select Edit stack (Edit Stack) .

2. To rearrange widgets in your stack, drag the three dashes icon next to a widget up or down.

3. Click the x icon in the upper right corner to save changes.

Your widget stack will be updated immediately with new order.



How to delete a widget from the stack

To delete a widget from your stack, do the following:

1. Hold onto the stack widget you want to edit and select Edit stack (Edit Stack) .

2. Swipe left on the widget you want to delete and press Delete (Delete) .

3. Repeat step 2 to remove other widgets if desired or click the x icon in the upper right corner to save changes.



You can also delete a widget from the stack by swiping up or down on the stack until you see the widget you want to delete, then hold down on the widget and select Delete "application name" .

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