With iOS 14, iPhone owners can customize their screens
Thanks to iOS 14, iPhone owners have been getting a lot more creative.
In case you haven’t noticed, several users have hopped on social media to share their iOS “aesthetic,” highlighting the custom themes and app icons on their home screens.
The themes vary from following the same color pattern to a fall or Halloween theme, based on various posts shared on Twitter and Instagram. Some are inspired by such pop culture favorites as Star Wars or Disney.
The launch of iOS 14 last week introduced features opening the door for this type of customization. Apple expanded upon widgets to give them more depth and style for your screen based on the information you care about most.
If you own an Android phone, this is nothing new. Features allowing users to customize their home screens have been on Android’s platform for a while.
So how can you customize your iPhone screen? Most of the work is done through two apps: Shortcuts and Widgetsmith.
In Shortcuts, users “add an action,” then search for “open app.” Users then add it to their home screen, then customize with the name and an image from your camera roll.
Users can then create custom widgets in the app Widgetsmith for calendar, clock, photos and other apps.
Apple detailed iOS 14 last week.