How to configure and use widgets in iOS 8


My old iPhone 5s is already better thanks to iOS 8. Apple launched the new software for the iPhone 4s and up on Wednesday — although you may want to hold off on upgrading for several reasons — and I quickly installed it because has several great features I used during the beta period.

As many [company]Google[/company] Android users know, widgets can be incredibly useful. [company]Apple[/company] added widget support in iOS 8, but it does have that Apple twist to it: Unlike on Android devices, you can’t put widgets on home screens. Instead, they appear in the drop-down Notification screen which is always just a swipe away. How do you get them there? It’s actually pretty easy.

First, you’ll need an app that’s been updated for iOS 8 and supports widgets. That sounds obvious but it’s going to take developers time to make their changes; some may even decide not…

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