Video: See how widgets in iOS 10 offer quick access to app data

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in iPhone edited July 2016
A new Widgets feature will be included in iOS 10 when the operating system launches this fall, making it easier for users to quickly access snippets of app data from both lock and home screens. AppleInsider takes a closer look at the upcoming feature poised to fundamentally change the way users interact with iPhone.







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  • Reply 1 of 5
    alexmacalexmac Posts: 49member
    Is it possible to pin a widget in the lock screen itself? If you are in the fifth screen (inside home screen) do you need to swap 5 times to get the widgets?
  • Reply 2 of 5
    Paul316Paul316 Posts: 2member
    Widget cards should have a solid white color. The transparent gaussian blur is not easy on the eye, it's distracting, and it makes info harder to see and read. 

    Would have been great too if they were contextual and location aware instead of user configured order of widgets.


  • Reply 3 of 5
    Paul316Paul316 Posts: 2member
    alexmac said:
    Is it possible to pin a widget in the lock screen itself? If you are in the fifth screen (inside home screen) do you need to swap 5 times to get the widgets?
    Can still be accessed from the Notification Center (right swipe)
    alexmac
  • Reply 4 of 5
    hypoluxahypoluxa Posts: 674member
    I'm looking forward to this update. Lots of handy new features and tweaks that make the UI more useful and easier to navigate around. Wish they would've implemented them in earlier OS versions. Better late than never I suppose.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    software is iterative. evolutionary. it does not spring forth from a sea shell fully formed. it is the product of iterative improvement by many people over time. thus this is not late functionality, and to suggest that is to reveal a naive view of how the things we use come into being.
    edited July 2016
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