Widgets that appeared on the iPhone home screen with the release of iOS 14 are great, but some of them still have flaws. In particular, the Photos app widget is disappointing. This tool gives you the nice feeling of having your favorite photos on your home screen next to the app icons. But, on the other hand, every hour the picture changes randomly without any our participation. And although you can no longer change the behavior of this widget itself, there is still a way to get the images you need on the home screen.
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Since the release of iOS 14, third-party app developers have created quite a few new widgets that work on both the home screen and the Today screen. Many of them are for single purpose applications. The developers happily rushed to fix the nuances that Apple missed in their own widgets. We’ll have to turn to third-party apps that allow us to choose which image or images you want to display in the widget on the iPhone home screen and when.
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Choose a third-party app to install widgets
When you’re faced with having to choose a third-party widget to showcase your photos, there’s certainly a choice. Some apps provide options for selecting multiple images, while others allow you to add text. There are even widgets that overlay information from the calendar on top of the picture. But if all you need is a virtual frame to display a photo on your home screen, any widget of this kind, advanced or not, is likely to work for you.
Some of the available third party photo widgets
Custom Widgets – Photo & Text: You can use a total of three images, one of which will be displayed on the widget. You can change how the photo is displayed by expanding it, changing the background color, or using an analog clock, text, or the current date at the top.
Home Photo Widget: You can add an unlimited number of images to the application and then create a static widget for each of them.
Locket-Photo Widgets (99 rubles): You choose an album for each widget, the number of images you want to see from it, and how often the widget should change images.
Photobox Widget: You can use the widget in three different sizes, in addition, the widget allows you to select multiple photos that will randomly change every ten minutes. It is possible to add a message and crop photos.
PHOTO ALBUM (Photo Widget): for each widget created, a separate photo album is formed with any number of photos. You can change the brightness of the image, the frequency of its change, show the name of the widget’s album.
Photo Widget (99 rubles): for the widget, you create albums, each of which can store up to six photos, and you can show several images at the same time, either individually or in a grid.
photo widget: You can add one or more photos to one widget (three different sizes). You can change the photo update interval, add a date or caption overlay.
Photo Widget – Pin Photo: You can create a widget for a single image or for albums, from which images will be selected every minute. You can also add a title to each widget.
Photo Widget: You need to create albums with any number of photos, and then set a widget for each collection. Each widget has six options for the time interval for changing images.
Photo Widget – The best one: You can add one or more images to each widget, customize it to use one of your photo albums. Photos change according to your individual timer. You can set the widget to open a website when you click on it.
PictureWidget: You add five photos to the app at once. Only one image will be displayed for the home screen widget. More customization options are available for the old-style widget.
All these applications generally work identically. In this article, we will look at creating a photo widget using the Photo Widget application as an example.
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Select photos for the widget
After you install the app of your choice on your iPhone, open it. Looking for something that looks like a button “Add”. In the application photo widget, for example, she (Add Album) is right in the middle. Click on the button and give a name to the created album.
Then click on the button to add photos to the created album (Add Photos). A window will open where you can view all the photos in the Photos app, including all your albums.
To select the photo you want to use, just touch it. If you select multiple images, the widget will cycle through them instead of displaying just one statically. When you’re happy with your choice, just click “Add”.
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Disable “Show Date in Widget” (Optional)
Default application photo widget shows the date when displaying photos. If this suits you, move on to the next step. However, if you want a simple blank photo on your home screen, this feature needs to be turned off. Open the Widget tabSettings» (Settings) and deactivate the switch next to «Show date in widget» (Show Date in Widget). In addition, here you can also select the interval for changing photos – section Photo Refresh Interval.
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Add a widget to your iPhone screen
To do this, press and hold your finger on the background of the main screen until you enter the icon wiggle mode. Now click the plus (+) button in the top left corner of the screen.
Find in the list photo widget. It may immediately appear as a suggested widget, but if not, you need to scroll down and select it from the list.
Once you do that, you’ll see three suggested widget sizes (small, medium, and large). When you decide which one suits you, click “Add Widget” or drag it directly to the home screen to the desired location.