Widgets for the home screen of iPhones are now available after more than ten years. With their homogeneous, squircle appearance, they even possess the Apple aesthetic that many users typically yearn for.
If these widgets are something you’d like to replicate on your Android device, there’s no need to worry. You can get similar functionality on Android with a little bit of work, just like you can with pretty much any iOS feature.
In this guide, we’ll show you an easy way to achieve this, but make sure to follow the instructions we’ve provided in this guide carefully to get it done.
How Do I Get iOS 14 Widgets on my Android Smartphone?
You may create your own widgets on the Play Store using apps, customizing their size, colors, buttons, and functionality. Keep in mind that if you want to follow this tutorial, you don’t have to start from scratch with the iOS 14 widgets. You may easily import a set created by Reddit user “dontbeaboot” into one of the most well-liked custom widget programs.
Here’s how to get it done:
Step 1: You must get dontbeaboot’s presets in order to spare yourself the trouble of creating the widgets from scratch. Open the following link in Google Drive on your phone, then long-press any file to begin batch-selecting all of the widgets you want to add. Pick the desired files, then select “Download” from the menu that appears when you hit the top-right menu button.
Step 2: Installing KWGT and purchasing the Pro Version come next. You will require the custom widget app KWGT. Additionally, you will also need to download the $4.49 pro version unlocker key. Using the links below, download both apps on your phone:
KWGT Kustom Widget Maker
Step 3: The next step is to select the folder icon in the top-right area of KWGT after opening it. Select one of the presets you’ve previously downloaded by going to your Download folder. The widget will be included in KWGT’s Exported tab. If it takes a while, switch tabs, then switch them back if necessary. This technique adds each preset you downloaded.
Keep in mind that ten presets are available for addition:
- Weather (Small)
- Weather (Large)
- Google Search (Small)
- Google Search (Large)
- Media Controls (Small)
- Media Controls (Large)
- Agenda (Small)
- Agenda (Large)
- Clock (Light)
- Clock (Dark)
Step 4: The next line of action is to include a bare KWGT widget template. You must first introduce a blank widget template to your home screen before you can install a custom KWGT widget.
Select “Widgets” by long pressing any empty spot on the home screen. Go to the KWGT area and select any template larger than 1 x 1 from the list. Use 2 × 2 (Small) or 4 x 2 (Large) as these are what the widgets are intended for; but, if you like, you get to choose up to 4 x 4 and then shrink the widget later.
The template needs to be added to your home screen. It is advised that you long-press the widget and adjust the width of both side edges. It’s much easier to change a larger space if it doesn’t appear just right.
Step 5: Next, tap the newly-added empty template widget. By doing this, you can access the editor page of the KWGT and change the widget’s appearance and behavior as desired. However, there isn’t much that has to be done. If necessary, you can resize the widget by navigating to the Layer tab and clicking the arrow next to “Scale.”
A prompt will display above the editor controls close to the bottom of the page to address the issue if the widget requires any permissions, such as the “Calendar” widget requiring access to your calendar. When prompted, choose “Fix” and grant it permission.
The default location setting for the weather app is to use GPS. Use the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner to access the side menu, then select “Setting” to set it to a fixed position. Select “Primary Location” under Location as you scroll down. Enter the desired location and click “Search.” You can select “Save” once it confirms the location with the name and coordinates.
No matter what changes you made, click the save icon in the editor’s upper-right corner. Simply go back to the home screen at this point and just keep enjoying your new widget!
In summary, with the instructions we’ve provided in this guide, you can very easily set up iOS 14’s widgets on your Android smartphone. Just pay attention and follow them closely.
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