A widget elevates key content from your app and displays it where people can see it at a glance on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Useful and delightful, widgets can also help people make their devices more personal.
For developer guidance, see Creating a Widget Extension.
Widgets can be small, medium, large, and — on iPad only —extra large. On iPhone and iPad, widgets appear on the Home screen or in Today View; on a Mac, Notification Center displays widgets.
The widget gallery — available in Today View and Home screen editing mode on iPhone and iPad, and Notification Center on Mac — helps people find the widgets they want in the sizes that work for them. The gallery’s edit mode lets people make changes to editable widgets, such as changing the location in a Weather widget or selecting a topic in a News widget.
In iOS and iPadOS, the widget gallery also supports widget stacks, including a Smart Stack. A stack contains up to 10 same-size widgets; people view one widget at a time by scrolling through the stack. A Smart Stack automatically rotates through the stack of widgets, displaying the widget most likely to be relevant in the current context.
Siri can add a suggested widget to the Smart Stack when it’s likely that people will be interested in it. A suggested widget doesn’t stay in the Smart Stack unless people choose to keep it. For developer guidance, see Increasing the Visibility of Widgets in Smart Stacks.