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WidgetCustoms offers jailbroken iOS 14 users a way to personalize their widgets

Those using iOS or iPadOS 14 on their daily driver handset(s) are probably keenly familiar with the upgraded widget system and how it compares with the much less intuitive widget system found on iOS and iPadOS 13.

Not only can you take advantage of much more powerful widgets than ever before, but you can even choose to seat them right next to your Home Screen’s application icons if you aren’t a fan of hiding all your widgets on a specialized page. But as nice as Apple’s upgraded widget system may be on iOS & iPadOS 14 devices, one thing Apple predictably forgot to add was a mechanism for user customization.

Klean gives jailbreakers a more interesting date and time display

When you find yourself a bit curious as to what time it is, you might take a quick glance at your iPhone’s Lock Screen to take advantage of the massive time display iOS shows within the top half of the screen. It works, but we wouldn’t go out of our way to say it’s particularly beautiful.

If you’re interested in something a bit more eye-catching, and perhaps even more functional by way of the kind of information that gets displayed, then we’d advise checking out a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Klean by iOS developer Ali Maulana.

Spotify now has an iOS 14 widget

With iOS 14, Apple welcomed a more robust widget experience for the mobile operating system. And now that the software is out there in the wild, more developers are adopting the feature support for their apps.

Centauri lets jailbreakers on iOS 14 customize the native Batteries widget

One of the most substantial changes Apple implemented in the new iOS and iPadOS 14 software updates a couple of weeks ago involves widget functionality. Once confined to the Today page, widgets can now be integrated directly into the Home Screen user experience; furthermore, those same widgets have become more advanced and interactive than they were in previous versions of iOS and iPadOS, but they’re still far from perfect.

If you’re fortunate enough to have a jailbroken iOS or iPadOS 14 device at your disposal (currently only possible with the checkra1n jailbreak and an A9 or A9X handset at the time of this writing), then you may now take advantage of a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Centauri by iOS developer MTAC to unlock new features specifically designed for iOS and iPadOS 14’s native Batteries widget.

How to add a photo widget on your iPhone Home Screen

Widgetsmith photo and album widgets on iPhone

If you’re enjoying the new feature for adding widgets to your iPhone, you’re not alone. And with a photo widget, having your favorite faces or scenes right on your Home Screen is a great way to start your day.

You have a couple of ways to add a photo widget on your iPhone Home Screen. One option is obviously using the Photos app widget provided by Apple. The other is to use a third-party app with a custom widget. Here we’ll explain how to use both ways for a photo widget on your iPhone.

6 tips to customize your iPhone Home Screen for a unique look

iPhone Home Screen Customization Tips - BlueKiyoshi Screen

So far it seems that iPhone users are really enjoying the new options they have for their Home Screens. If you’re one of those people and are still seeking ways to make your screen fit your personality and taste, then you’ve come to the right place!

With tips from iDB, you can take your Home Screen to the next level. Whether you love animals, games, or characters, and want to change widgets, icons, or wallpaper, here are great ways to customize your iPhone Home Screen.

BatteryWidgetLabels adds numeric percentages to iOS 14’s Batteries widget

At the time of this writing, there aren’t very many devices that can be jailbroken on iOS 14 and/or iPadOS 14, except of course for the A9 and A9X varieties which received newfangled iOS and iPadOS 14 support by the checkra1n jailbreak earlier this week. But if you’re lucky enough to have one of these devices at your disposal and you’re interested in making a positive change to Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system, then you’re in luck.

BatteryWidgetLabels by iOS developer Dylan Duff is one of the first jailbreak tweaks to be released for improving the iOS and iPadOS 14 user experience, and it does so by adding numeric battery percentages to the brand-new Batteries widget that users can take advantage of right out of the box.

Velaris is the Home Screen user experience that all jailbreakers deserve

Apple’s new iOS 14 update is jam-packed with enticing new features that offer a strong argument for upgrading from a jailbroken iOS 13 device. But as veteran jailbreakers will say, it’s generally better to stick with the jailbroken device, even if the firmware isn’t the ‘latest and greatest.’

A newly released jailbreak tweak called Velaris by iOS developer Ben Giannis provides an stout example of why that’s the case. As depicted in the screenshot examples above, Velaris upgrades the iPhone’s Home Screen interface by incorporating alarm, calendar, and weather information in an aesthetically-pleasing manner — in fact, it looks so good that some might even prefer it over iOS 14’s new Home Screen widgets.

How to create custom Home Screen widgets on iPhone and iPad

Widget Wizard and Widgetsmith Home Screen Widgets

If you’ve been enjoying the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 feature for adding widgets to your Home Screen, then maybe you want to take that a step further. Among apps with Home Screen widgets are apps that let you customize your own widgets!

You can create your own Home Screen widgets and have them look exactly as you like. This gives you even more flexibility than you probably expected for personalizing your device. Here’s how to create custom Home Screen widgets on iPhone and iPad and tools you can use.

How to find, add, and remove Home Screen widgets on iPhone

Add Activity Widget to Home Screen on iPhone

With the iOS 14 update, iPhone users can enjoy the benefits of widgets on the Home Screen. And these widgets can be anywhere you like, not just in Today View.

You can have widgets for Apple apps like Notes and Photos or third-party apps like Spark and Pedometer++. Widgets let you see things at a glance, quicker and easier than ever. Here, we’ll show you how easy it is to find, add, and remove widgets from your iPhone Home Screen.