iPhone X How often are you guys rely on your widgets ?

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  1. HALE101 macrumors member

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    Up until about a month ago I rarely used them with my Iphone X . Since then I have been swiping right more often to check up on news , weather and shortcuts . Anyone else love them ? Or do you have any opinion on how Apple can make it better?
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 603

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    The only time I ever see my widgets is when I accidentally swipe right on my homescreen.
     
  3. Lyn2012 macrumors 6502

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    Personally I only use it to see my battery percentage. I do wish Apple would return this to the home screen inside the battery icon though.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I relied on them heavily back in iOS 6.

    Once Apple removed them in iOS 7 (and gave them back later), not so much.

    There was a nice jailbreak tweak for iOS 6 called Dashboard X which would allow you to put widgets on the springboard, but it was never updated.

    Don't use them now really.
     
  5. white4s macrumors 68000

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    I use TWC's everyday & Verizon data a couple times a week.
     
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    wait there are widgets on iOS that actually works?
     
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    Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    I use the news app widget every day, the battery widget, the Calender widget and I have a calculator widget which I use as my calculator without than going into the app.
     
  9. Jim165 macrumors member

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    I use the weather widget, the favorite contacts widget, a live weather map widget, google traffic widget, battery and calendar widget religiously...
     
  10. HALE101 thread starter macrumors member

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    this is basically what i have
     

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  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    I use them quite a bit between calendar showing my events for today and tomorrow, reminders that are overdue or due today or tomorrow, weather for today and the next couple of days, sports scores for my favorite teams, favorite TV shows airing new episodes today, data counter from my cellular provider showing my usage, etc.
     
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    KLOK to keep track of different time zones, Drafts + Workflow + OmniFocus as a diary/manager, Google Assistant for information, Google Transit Departures for catching the train.
     
  14. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604

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    I must admit I very rarely look at them. If I get a notification I open the phone and navigate to the apps I want through habit. I added all the widgets I felt I’d use but tend not to remember they are there.
     
  15. StellarVixen macrumors 68000

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    Widget, what's that? I think I see a cobweb when I swipe left on my Home Screen.
     
  16. SmugMaverick macrumors member

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    Weather and Google transit times are fantastic.

    It's weird there's no similar transit widget on Pixel phones and looks like Google is slowly killing them on Android.
     
  17. Sital macrumors 68000

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    I use them everyday for a quick check on the weather (Accuweather), sports scores (ESPN), to access my loyalty cards (Stocard), and to see what's coming up (Up Next).
     
  18. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    Me as well. I use 3D touch far more often than I ever swipe right to view widgets.
     
  19. berx macrumors newbie

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    The Apple Watch is a good enough alternative to iOS' terrible widgets, in my opinion at least. If I can't have them on my homescreen at least they are on my wrist.

    I still look at my widgets a couple times a day. Calendar, carrot weather, google local traffic, and google assistant
     
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    very often.

    i use widgetcal for my calendar which shows my work schedule at a glance. if i need to find out what day i'm working on 6 months from now then i can without logging into my work portal.

    also got the weather, google maps travel times for work/home and scores for my fav basketball team.
     
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  23. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Every night when I wake up in the night to check the NBA scores
     
  24. big samm macrumors 65816

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    I use it to check the battery status, the weather (weather network) , and up next for my calendar events... That’s it i tried using other ones but always go straight to the app and 3D touch on them...
     
  25. DDustiNN macrumors 68000

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    Same here.
     

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