How to add a widget on your home screen

Read the following instructions or click here to watch a video on YouTube.

If your phone is running version 4.0 (ICS) or later
  1. Open the Applications drawer
  2. Select the Widgets tab from the top (see image below)
  3. Find the widget, tap and hold for a couple of seconds, then drop it on your home screen
If your phone is running a version older than ICS
  1. Go to the home screen (tap the home button on your phone)
  2. Make sure that the home screen has enough space to hold a 4x2 widget
  3. Tap and hold on an empty space on your home screen until a popup menu appears
  4. Choose Widgets from the list or menu
  5. Locate the widget and select it

Video 1: How to add the widget

Video 2: Widget hot spots




27 comments:

  1. Running android 4.1...widget does not appear in widget area and cannot add by holding the screen on the home page.

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    1. Please make sure that the application is installed on internal memory, not on the SD card. Restart your device and try to add the widget again.

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  2. My problem is just like gloria's my phone is a kyocera rise does that qualifie

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    1. The same applies for all devices. Widgets cannot run if installed on the SD card. Also for some devices a reboot is needed for the widget to appear under the Widgets list.

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  3. Joe Laperle i can't get it to enlarge i only have 1 row of apps but it still stays small?????

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    1. Please follow the directions above and you should be able to add a widget. If you cannot find the widget under your Widgets list, make sure that the application is installed on internal memory (not on the SD card), restart your device and you will see the widget.

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  4. I'd like to see a paid version which eliminates the ads.

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    1. This is an application and a widget. Please read the instructions on this post for information on how to add the widget. Email us if you have any problems.

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  7. Congratulations widget

    I have a problem with the widget, the flip effect does not appear in the widget.

    This problem is the adjustment?

    Android 4.3

    thank you

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    1. It depends on the widget you are using. Currently, only the Sense flip clock and Sense V2 flip clock widgets perform animation

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  8. While trying to find hot spots, I somehow changed my widget location to Desoto texas. How can I change it back to California? I went to settings and entered my city and state but it stays on texas. Is there some way to get to settings beside just clicking the widget that has the time? I thought the widget with 5 day forcast is cute but with no time on that widget, I have no way to get to settings. It would be nice to have a setting hot spot on the full sized screen for big thumbs. I dont have this app on my sd card either.

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    1. You can tap the widget to go to the weather forecast page and then tap the menu button and select Settings. Email us if you have any more problems.

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  10. Trying to add the widget on my phone (samsung galaxy note 2) so it comes up that it can not find my poistion and check internet connection and try again. The internet is on and I've tried both with and without GPS, but still it can not find my poistion. When entering a city so change it to not when changing city. How should I do?

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    1. Try restarting your device first. There should be no problem for the application to find your location.

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  11. I tried to reinstall and made sure it is in the Internal storage and on this ICS 4.0.9 Star N9770 it does not work. No widget.

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    1. Restart your device. That should fix the problem.

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  12. Great job on the December update!!! WOW! Only problem was I couldn't find the Pro button.

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  13. Downloaded and it is not showing up in the widget tab - its in the app tab - when I follow these instructions all I get is an app on the front screen - when will this be fixed?

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    1. Make sure that the application is not installed on the SD card and restart your device. You should be able to find the widget.

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  14. How do I add 2 widgets to my home screen showing two different locations? I have tried adding two widgets but it only will show one location on both widgets. On Google play screenshots it shows two different locations can be shown on separate widgets?

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    1. Just add the widgets you like and then tap on the location on each widget until you get to the one you want to see. Check out our how-to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71SVMiBqtJ8

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  15. How do i get wallpaper on home screen as shown in slides

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    1. Please watch the video and email us if you have any more problems.

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