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How to Stack Widgets on iOS (Easy Guide)

With the release of iOS 14, Apple welcomed a drastic change to its home screen with widgets as a major part of the overhaul. Android phones had widgets for a long time, but it was only in 2020 that Apple introduced the same to iOS and it did well. There is a sub-function in widgets that gives you the ability to stack widgets instead of using every nook and corner of the screen.

Widgets essentially allow you to dig into what the update is (past and future activities) and more. All this without opening the application, since all the information is available on the home screen.

Apple is known for innovating pre-existing features and stacked widgets were one of them. For those asking why you’ll need stacked widgets, here’s a short answer. You can add individual widgets to the home screen, which has limited space to accommodate everything. However, you can stack multiple widgets using the same real estate while giving you all the information you would need with relative ease.

For example, I can stack widgets that display ‘Calendar’, ‘To Do List’, ‘Appointments’ and ‘Weather’ all in the same space. It allows me to integrate multiple widgets without cluttering up the home screen.

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How to add Smart Stack widgets?

Stack widgets are a great way to save screen space, since you can place multiple widgets on top of each other just like that.

Smart Stack on iOS is a collection of pre-built widgets that dynamically brings you widgets based on factors like time, activity, location, and more. The widgets rotate automatically so you can get familiar with whatever the widgets are trying to convey. This is how you can add the Smart Stack on the Home screen or Today view.
#one: First, touch and hold any empty space or an app on the home screen (or today view) until the the app icons start to move.
#2: Then tap on the ‘Add’ button orin the upper left corner of the screen.
#3: Seek ‘Smart Stack’ and hit ‘Add widget’ and that is.

How to create your own widget stack?

It’s another scenario where you don’t want a dynamic Smart Stack, but rather create your own. Is that how it works.
#one: Long press on an empty area or an application until the icons start shaking.
#2: Next, drag any widget you want to stack and bring it to the widget where you want to place it. For example, if you want to move calendar widget and stack them on Weatherdo it.
#3: You can stack up to 10 widgets on top of each other, which is a great feature.
#5: Click ‘Done’ and bingo, the widget stack is done.

How to edit a widget stack?

Let’s say you’re done with one (or more) widgets from a stack or you just want to change it, here’s how to do it.
#one: long press on the widget stack in question which will give you a dropdown menu.
#2: Click on ‘Edit Stack’ of the available options.
#3: You can add and order widgets to feature like you please. Swipe left once you want to delete and bingo, you’re done.
This particular method is enough to allow you to rearrange and even remove some, if not all, widgets from the stack.

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