How to personalize your iPhone screen like everyone's doing right now

Ruben Fields
September 22, 2020

With iOS 14, you can finally get creative with your iPhone home screen. You can search for something like Facebook icon aesthetic.

"Together with iPhone, iOS is central to how we navigate our lives and stay connected, and we are making it even more powerful and easier to use in iOS 14, with the biggest update ever to the Home Screen", said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. These can be either first- or third-party, and are included with apps you download from the App Store. When you find an image you like, save it to your photos. For example, the WhatsApp icon offers starting a chat or taking a picture on a long tap. It's kind of fun to mix and match to see what we come up with, from using Widgets to add images for the look we desire to changing all our icons to whatever images we want-not quite an official feature and something there have been various levels of workarounds to enable for a while, but the update has people pushing the concept to impressive effect. That's why with iOS 14, we're giving you more control over the data you share and more transparency into how it's used.

There's another option for adding widgets, which is drag them straight from their old spot on the Today view (to the left of your home screens). Read on for two ways to customize your iPhone's screen, with help from a widget app. Select the date, the time, the forecast or whatever you'd like your Widget to represent. You can see a few Medium Widgets I made below. That's it! Enjoy your new widget.

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Surprisingly, you can now use that image to represent your Starbucks app.

Widgets are great at providing at-a-glance information that you don't typically want to dive into an app to retrieve, right on your homescreen where you need them. Google has updated its widgets to the new style, as have DuckDuckGo and Night Sky. It allows you a range of customization options, has a number of handy, useful functions including calendar, weather and clock, and comes with different font choices to best suit your style.

During that entire five-year span, however, YouTube has never shown any interest in adding Picture in Picture support to its native YouTube app, forcing iPad users to resort to opening YouTube videos in Safari if they wanted to take advantage of PiP.

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