Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Add Widgets to iOS 8’s Notification Centre

Don’t want to open apps to check minor things like the weather forecast or cricket scores?
Widgets are just what you need. With widgets you can get bite sized information from
your apps without having to launch an app. In iOS 8, Apple lets you add widgets to the
Notification Centre. This keeps your home screen free of clutter and keeps nuggets of
information just a swipe away.

If you’ve updated to iOS 8 and want to know how to enable widgets, read on.
1. Install apps that support Notification Centre widgets. The NDTV app does, apart from
several others such as Yahoo News Digest, Dropbox, Sky Guide, etc.
2. Now on your iOS device’s home screen, swipe down from the top to pull down the
Notification Centre.
3. Tap the Today button near the top of the screen.
4. You’ll see your day’s notification. Tap the Edit button at the bottom of the page.
5. Now you’ll see a list of installed apps that support widgets. Tap the green ‘+’ button next
to each widget to show it in the notification centre.
6. If you want to remove any widget from the Notification Centre, tap the red ‘-‘ button
next to the widget.
7. You can also rearrange these widgets. Simply tap and hold the three horizontal lines on
the right side of any widget and drag it up or down to the position you desire.
8. When you’re done tweaking, tap Done at the top right.
That’s it. Now widgets will appear in the Today view in the Notification Centre.

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