Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

What is Widgety?

Widgety is a widget-creation app that allows you to design custom widgets for your iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 home screen using a plethora of informational items like weather, health data, images, clock hands, and much more.

What operating systems/devices are supported?

Minimum operating systems are:

  • iOS 14 for iPhone & iPod Touch
  • iPadOS 14 for iPad
  • macOS Big Sur for Mac

Usage Questions

How do I add my widgets to my home screen?

Long press on empty space on the home screen until your icons wiggle, and then tap “+” in the top left corner of the screen. Look for “Widgety” and tap “add widget” once you find the size you want. Long press on the newly added widget and tap “Edit Widget” to select the name of the widget you want to display.

Why don't I see the second hand on my clock widget?

At this time, second hands are unsupported.

What is a Group?

A Group is an invisible container to house all of the items inside of your widget.

What is a Module?

A Module is a bundle of multiple items. For instance, the Clock module contains the clock shape, clock marks, hour hand, minute hand, and second hand. When you add a module, all of the contained layers are also added for you.

Can I share my Widgety design?

Yes! Tap on the share icon in the upper left-hand corner of the app to share or save your Widgety creation.

How do I enable my location for Widgety?

To enable location, navigate to Settings > Widgety and allow location access.

Creator Questions

How do I duplicate a layer?

Swipe right on any layer to reveal the Duplicate button.

How do I rotate an item?

Place an item inside of a Group, and adjust the Group Rotation.

Can I create one widget size? Do I have to create all 3 widget sizes every time?

If you long-press on each widget preview, you can deactivate / activate the different widget sizes that you’d like to exclude / include.


Why aren't my widgets updating on my home screen?

Have you synced to the correct widget? In the app, tap on the Sync lightning bolt button and tap the corresponding widget that you’d like to update.

Why does my weather show sunny conditions and 72 degrees?

These are the example weather conditions. To load your local weather, subscribe (in the settings menu) to a Widgety+ monthly or annual subscription plan.

Last updated January 21, 2021