The new iPadOS operating system (overview) provides an opportunity to rethink the capabilities of the Home screen on Apple tablets. You will see more compact icons that form a smaller grid. This gives more space for shortcuts to your favorite applications. Plus, you can add and pin widgets to your home screen. This allows you to quickly look at the information and applications you need.
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How to add useful widgets to your iPad screen
The widget area on your iPad’s home screen is now called “View” Today “… It’s on the left side of the screen. If you cannot see this area, then swipe from left to right and it will be displayed.
You can remove the widget area to keep the home screen as clean as possible or to organize “View” Today “ the way you want.
Widgets and their customizable options are in one place.
1. Make sure the window “View” Today “ open, swipe up and press the “Edit“.
2. At the top of the settings screen, you will see a switch for “View” Today “”… If you want to see it on your desktop all the time, turn on this switch. This will allow you to pin widgets directly to your home screen.
3. To add widgets to the window “View” Today “ scroll down to “More widgets“And tap the”+»For the items you want to add. This will move them to the “Favorites“.
4. There you can click on the element and drag it to change the order of the widgets.
It should also be noted here that permanent placement of widgets on the iPad home screen is only possible in landscape orientation. In portrait orientation, the widget window on the main screen is also invoked by swiping from left to right.
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Pin widgets to the Today window
Together with widgets from “Favorites“Which you can add, you have the option of pinning widgets in the window in a slightly different way “View” Today “…
The pinned widget will stay in the window at all times “View” Today “, and “Favorites“Will be hidden when you swipe down. To see again “Favorites“, Just swipe up. Remember that to pin widgets to your iPad home screen, you must have “View” Today “…
To pin the widget, go back to settings “View” Today “”by clicking the “Edit»At the bottom of the window.
Select and drag a widget from the “Favorites“To the”Pinned favorites“Right above it. Again, you can reposition the widgets in this area by dragging and dropping them to a new position.
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Removing widgets from the home screen
If you want to remove the widget from “View” Today “”, return to the settings using the button “Edit“. Click the red minus sign next to the widget you want to remove.
Then press the appeared red button “Delete“.
Removing a widget from areas “Anchored” or “Favorites“Will return the widget to the bottom list”More widgets“.