How to insert a Widget


Adding a Widget is super easy and the way to do it is universal. Just hold down a finger on any Home screen to call up the menu from which you will then need to touch the Widget icon.

Then, look for the one you are interested in by scrolling through the tabs: you will notice that some are grouped into folders, because, for example, there may be various types of the “Calendar” Widget.After you have chosen your favorite, hold your finger on it and place it wherever you like.

If it is customizable, a menu will open automatically from which you can select options such as the transparency of the background or the color. You can then directly access the app connected to that Widget by simply tapping the corresponding one from the Home (this option allows you, in some cases, to analyze further customization possibilities).

Widget screen. On the left, Samsung. In the center, Huawei / Honor. Right, Android One.

Edit or delete a Widget

To modify a Widget you must always keep a finger pressed on the one concerned, and then release it, to start the modification operations. Obviously these change depending on the selected Widget: for example, some allow you to adjust its width, and you just need to touch the dots at the ends to choose the size.

To delete one, on the other hand, all you have to do is always keep a finger pressed on the one you want to delete: then, press on Remove from Home / Remove, or drag the Widget up, on the word Remove, according to the device in your possession .

Edit a Widget, Right, Samsung. In the center, Huawei / Honor. Right, Android One.

Install other Widgets

Install other WidgetsNot everyone knows that Widgets are included in installed applications. This means that when you install new apps, they may contain Widgets that will then be automatically added to the dedicated menu once the installation is complete. To say, if you install the app of your telephone company, the Consumption Widget will already be included (if the app provides it, of course!). Easier than that!

What are Widgets – And how to manage them on your Android device

The home screen, the screen that we mainly see on our Android smartphone, helps us manage many of the main functions of our device, not only by notifying us of calls, messages or emails, but also by providing us with useful tools such as widgets.

What Widgets Mean – And What They Are

A widget, in computer science, in the context of programming, is a graphic component of a user interface of a program, which aims to facilitate the user interaction with the program itself. In Italian it is called a graphic device (or element); it can be a real mini-application. (Wikipedia)

In other words, widgets are applications that appear on the screen and that allow us, quickly, to obtain the information for which they were created. If you have never heard of them, they will soon become your best friends and you will start downloading so many, perhaps too many: you really find all kinds of them, from managing social networks to the weather, from the clock to time zones, from the agenda to energy saving. Some were created only as widgets and perform the “simple” function of showing the time or temperature, others, on the other hand, refer us to an application installed on our Android.


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