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How to show weather conditions and forecast on your iPhone Lock screen

Three iPhone mockups showing weather conditions on the iPhone Lock Screen via weather widgets and smart weather wallpaper

You can see weather conditions, temperature, wind speed, air quality, moon phase, sunrise & sunset times, UV index, rain, snow, sleet, or hail forecast for your location on your iPhone Lock Screen. Having the weather report on the Lock Screen ensures you're constantly updated regarding changing conditions.

In this tutorial, we will show you the simple steps to add the weather forecast to your iPhone or iPad Lock Screen using widgets and a smart wallpaper.

Everything you need to know about using widgets on your iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 16

Three iPhone mockups showing different widgets on the Lock Screen in iOS 16

One of the fascinating new features of iOS 16 is the ability to add small widgets to your iPhone Lock Screen. Once added, they let you see the battery status, weather conditions, stock performance, alarms, reminders, news snippets, calendar events, fitness stats, Home accessories, and more. Even third-party apps can make widgets for the Lock Screen.

This tutorial will show you how to add, customize, and remove widgets from the Lock Screen. We will also go over several other tidbits such as widget limits, alignment, and placement.

How to customize the Lock Screen battery widget on iPhone in iOS 16

Customize Lock Screen Batteries widget on iPhone running iOS 16

iOS 16 supports widgets on the Lock Screen. And the battery widget is one of the most popular ones that people add to their Lock Screen.

In this tutorial, we show you how to customize the Lock Screen batteries widget and set it to always display the battery level of the device you want - be it your iPhone or your Apple Watch, AirPods, etc.

How to use Widgetsmith on your iPhone

How to use Widgetsmith on iPhone

Starting with iOS 14, Apple allowed users to put widgets on the iPhone Home Screen. One of the widget apps that went viral around that time is Widgetsmith, and it quickly grew into one of the fan favorites.

It lets you add several kinds of widgets like time, date, photos, calendar, weather, astronomy, health, tides, reminders, custom text, and even blank space on the Home Screen. In this tutorial, we show you how to use Widgetsmith on iPhone running iOS 14, iOS 15, or later.

Playtopia 2 gives jailbreakers a floating music widget and a reason to subscribe to Apple Music

In 2016, we showed our readers an innovative mini player widget for jailbroken iPhones dubbed Playtopia that could shrink to a compact size while floating over the top of any interface for convenient music playback control from anywhere.

Today, we’re excited to share that a jailbreak tweak called Playtopia 2 is now available for modern jailbroken handsets running iOS 14 — a project made possible by iOS developers Ginsu and Aviorrok.

Some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s widget system

If you’re on iOS 14 and you have a jailbreak at your disposal, then you’re probably wondering how you can get the most out of it. The obvious answer is by installing jailbreak tweaks that are relevant to the end user, but with so many releases launching week after week, keeping up with the best ones isn’t easy unless you’re a robot.