Category: Customize

How to Create and Edit Widget Stacks on iPhone & iPad

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Modern versions of iOS and iPadOS offer widgets to be added to the Home Screen. By allowing widgets to live amongst apps, Apple instantly made them more usable and more important for iPhone and iPad users. It also introduced stacks.

Stacks are super widgets that house more than one standard widget. That not only brings more functionality to a widget but it also saves space – there is no need to have two widgets visible if you only need one at any given time. Switching widgets within a widget stack is a simple case of swiping on them, as it should be.

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How to Control Which Apps Provide Data to Siri Apple Watch Face

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Apple Watch wearers have no shortage of options in terms of selecting their favorite watch face. There are tons to choose from with Apple adding new ones with each major watchOS revision. But there’s one that is perhaps the smartest watch face available and if you’re going to use a smartwatch, why not go all-in? The Siri watch face will, after a little training, present the most useful information at the best time. So long as you give it the right data to work with anyway.

The screen that houses all of the Siri data sources is well hidden. So well hidden…

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How to Change the Background Color of a Note on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to switch to a different background color while writing down information in the stock Notes app on iPhone or iPad? Similar to how you can change the Notes appearance of the background to blank, grid, or lines, you can also change the background color of notes too.

The default Notes app that comes preinstalled on iPadOS and iOS devices uses the background based on your system-wide setting. For example, if you use Dark Mode on your iPhone, the Notes app will use the dark background for all of the notes. However, some people may prefer using a light…

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How to Customize Photos Widget on iPhone

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Have you been using the Photos widget on your iPhone’s home screen to reminisce about your memories? If so, you may want further control over what is shown on the widget, and perhaps see just your favorite photos rather than everything in your Photos library. Fortunately, there’s a workaround for that using a third party widget.

The ability to add widgets to the iPhone home screen is one of the biggest features that iOS 14 and newer has to offer, at least visually, as it allows users to customize their home screens considerably. However, the stock Photos…

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How to Customize the Dock on Mac

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Want to customize the Dock on your Mac? Perhaps you want to add or remove some apps from the Dock, or change how the Dock looks by making it larger or smaller, or even change its position? Whatever the case, you can customize the Dock on your macOS system according to your liking within minutes.

If you’re new to the macOS ecosystem, the Dock is the panel located at the bottom of your desktop that houses a bunch of apps on the left side, and files, folders, and minimized folders on the right side for quick access. It’s similar to the Dock on iOS and iPadOS…

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How to Change Wallpaper on iPhone & iPad

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Ever wondered how to change the wallpaper background on iPhone or iPad? If you’re new to the iPhone or iPad ecosystem, one of the early things you may want to learn is how to change the default wallpaper on your device to something else, whether it’s one of the other default options or a photo of your own.

The default iPhone background may vary depending on the iPhone or iPad model you have, but you can use any other wallpaper of your choice if you want to personalize it. Apple gives you a decent selection of stock stills, dynamic, and live wallpapers in…

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How to Change App Icons in iOS 14 with Shortcuts

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Did you know that you can set a custom icon for any app that you want to launch on your iOS or iPadOS device? Thanks to the Shortcuts app that comes preinstalled on iOS and iPadOS devices, you can actually use any image as an app icon. This lets you effectively change icons of apps on your home screen, and if you get really committed to it you can basically theme your device screen this way.

With the recent release of iOS 14, home screen customization has become increasingly popular, mostly due to the fact that you can now add widgets to your home screen of…

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How to Change Paper Appearance Style in Notes on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use the stock Notes app on your iPhone or iPad to write down important info, manage checklists, scan documents, make to-do lists, quickly jot down notes, draw, or share info? For whatever purpose you use Notes, you may be interested in changing the paper style to lines, grids, or default, whatever is a better suited style for your needs.

By default, the stock Notes app has a blank paper appearance, but this can be changed to better suit the type of note or work you’re doing. For example, people who use Apple Pencil with their iPad to take handwritten…

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How to Customize Home Screen of iPhone in iOS 14

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Apple has added some interesting visual features to change the way your iPhone home screen looks with iOS 14. However, you likely won’t notice any change right away after updating your device, but you can customize it yourself and completely revamp your iPhone home screen’s appearance.

Ever since the introduction of the original iPhone, the iOS home screen has stayed pretty much the same for the most part, with grids of apps and folders, making it consistent but perhaps lacking in terms of some functionality. Thankfully, this all changes with the iOS 14…

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How to Add Widgets to iPhone Home Screen

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You can now add widgets to the home screen of iPhone. This is one of the biggest changes to iOS 14 visually, and the ability to bring custom widgets to your home screen is already quite popular, making it one of the best new features in iOS 14. If you see a widget on the home screen of an iPhone, you can be certain that it’s running iOS 14 or later.

For the longest time, the iPhone’s home screen has looked pretty much the same with grids of apps and folders, making it not just boring but also limiting in terms of functionality. If you’ve ever used an…

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