Apple Widgets

Apple Widgets


Routine integrates with Apple iOS’s widgets, including the new iOS 16 lock screen widgets.

Those widgets allow to glance at your day (events and/or tasks), access the most important items along with the ability to quickly capture a though without opening the Routine app.

Set Up

Widgets can be installed either on one of your home screens (next to your apps) or on your lock screen (requires iOS 16 or above).

Home Screens

On any of your home screens:

  1. Long press until a + and Done buttons appear at the top and the app icons start jiggling
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  3. Tap the + button
  4. Scroll down and open the Routine item
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  6. Select one of the two home screen widgets:
    1. The large one includes upcoming events and tasks of the day along with a + button to capture
    2. The small one display the next event
  7. Once selected, the widget appears on your screen
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  9. You can long press once more to reposition it on another screen if you prefer

Lock Screen

The new iOS 16 widgets open up another level of productivity by bringing the most important information without having to unlock your phone.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Wallpaper
  3. If it is the first time, you will likely need to use the Add New Wallpaper button. Otherwise, you can tap Customize on any of your wallpapers
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From that point you can add different Routine widgets:

Date Widget

  1. Tap the date to open the specific date-related widgets
  2. Scroll down and select the Routine widget
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Widgets Bar

  1. Tap Add Widgets under the date
  2. Scroll down and open the Routine item
  3. You have several choices, from a simple + button to capture to the list of tasks of the day or the upcoming events:
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  5. Tap on the widget you want to insert in the area under the date
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    You can select more than one depending on the space you have available