Poll: Will you be using more widgets when iOS 10 and its widget lock/home screens rolls out?

Poll: Will you be using more widgets when iOS 10 and its widget lock/home screens rolls out?
With the recent announcement of the upcoming iOS 10, Apple unveiled a lot of new stuff that will be making its way to iPhones worldwide later this year. Among them are the two new widget screens — spots, entirely dedicated to your widgets! One is found on the lock screen – swiping right will scroll to a widget screen, allowing users to gather at-a-glance information right from their lock screen. The other one is found to the left of the home screen – the place that used to house just a Spotlight search and a few Siri suggestions will now also be filled with widgets, arranged to the user's taste.

However, widgets still feel slightly weird on iPhones. Sure, they are relatively young on the concept – Apple allowed for 3rd party widgets to be made for its system about 2 years ago, with iOS 8. But the fact that, thus far, widgets could only be placed in the notifications shade didn't seem to help much with getting them more popularity.

So, we have to wonder – would the two new widget screens manage to get users more invested in widgets, or do you believe the problem lies somewhere else? Weigh in!

iPhone users: Do you use widgets now and would iOS 10 change that in any way?

I am perfectly fine with the current widget style. I don't care about the new widget screens
11.25%
I do use widgets now, but the new widget screens will definitely make it easier for me
38.66%
I hate the current widget system. The new widget screens will finally make widgets usable for me
21.05%
I still don't care about widgets on iOS
29.04%

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60 Comments

1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Maybe it's just me, but the way that Apple is doing widgets, just seems like a dedicated screen for notifications and expandable notifications. These widgets cant be moved, so it's more like a list of information.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Which is what widgets should have always been in the first place. I don't need 6 home screens of information when I can have one.

5. Awaragardiyan unregistered

LoL. but u need 6 home screens of rounded corner icons

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What? Dude, if you're going to troll, at least make the comment coherent :D.

28. sgodsell

Posts: 7369; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Kiko007 you would praise Apple for doing anything. You would even praise Apple if they sold $hit on a stick. Btw Android has real widgets. Apple's widgets match their wall garden approach to anything they do.

31. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Read post #14 genius :D.

33. sgodsell

Posts: 7369; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It still doesn't change the fact that you would praise and defend what ever Apple does.

37. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Uhhh....so it's okay for Android users to do it vigorously for the platform of their choosing, but not iOS users? As far as double standards go, that's pretty stupid don't you think? I can defend whatever I please....now get the hell out of my timeline!!!!

47. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I have 4 and I pretty much only use the 1st and 2nd. I'm pretty sure I had 6 or 7 until about a week ago when I deleted and reorganized everything lol. I should probably only have 2 tbh.

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I have to disagree. YOU think widgets should be in one screen. But there are plenty of people who have a different opinion on that (like me for instance). And no I don't have 6 home screens, I have two ;)

14. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I get what you're saying, but I was speaking specifically about iOS. On Android widgets are fine as is, because you can place just about anything where you please. However, on iOS you have a set amount of space afforded to you, making home screens cluttered as it is. I think this way has a more efficient method of widget integration within the rigid iOS ecosystem.

18. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Gotcha :) And yes, when looking at iOS I have to agree with you too. Always nice to have a discussion like two adults ;)

23. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It's really refreshing I agree :D.

35. Unordinary unregistered

49. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I see you have a JB iPhone :) Do you use activator too? What is that icon below kik?

55. Unordinary unregistered

PlayStation Messages I love Activator. One of the many things rigged is swipe down on the lock screen clock to trigger a Siri command "what song is this". Force touch the status bar to add to my music

57. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I jail breaked my work iPhone and activator is the one thing that comes close to Tasker. Love that activator too.

58. Unordinary unregistered

Tasker and Activator are essential

59. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Combined with IF-DO even more powerful.

60. Unordinary unregistered

Yeesss!

24. PhoneFixer unregistered

I already tried it and I just like weather that's it..

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

really? So what if you just wnat to deidcat a home screen to just widgets of yoru choice? Or maybe you want them all on separate screens, so you dont have to scroll them. The point is, widgets arent meant to be notifications. Widgets are fmini versiosn of the full application they are attached too. Email widget for example, show all my latest emails without me opening the email and I can see the email header. What does it show on iOS? Not only can I see the email, I can replay and forward it too, right from the wideget and never open the email client. Can you on iOS? Whether widget. With Android I can choose the widget type. So I can choose to only see local weather. I can also choose a widget that adds the 5 day forecast. or I can choose a widget that gives me all that and I can add more cities to it and see all this info with a simple flick that atkes up the same space. Not some scrolling mess. Can you? NOPE! First off stupid. The reason we have choise, because everyone has an opion on what you claim "is how it should be". Because fact is stupid, there si always a better way to do things. Liek for example, even though Windows does offer a setting screen, that screen is only for specific global setting that effects the whole OS. The settings for a particular app is in the app. Only Apple stupid @$$ puts them altogether in one place and makes the settings menu a scrolling mess. Is that the way it should be? You really think that si better? If I only want to see email settings, why do I need to see all the other settings too? Gosh! You're stupid!

45. baldilocks

Posts: 1506; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I agree. I want the freedom to move them anywhere and anyhow I see fit. And it's nice to have several different widgets for the same app to choose from. Ahh, the freedom that is Android.

3. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Hey! I have seen that feature!! Wait am i looking at android OS!!

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Uhhh.... another Android "first" declaration. Ya know, being first isn't always a good thing. I can imagine all you fanboys yelling "first" in the bedroom just as often as you do here lol :D. No wonder some of you spend so much time here. My condolences to each of your unsatisfied spouses :^).

8. peace247 unregistered

try harder cocko007....

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wow, way to contribute there champ :D. Didn't even capitalize the "T" in try at the beginning of the statement. Instead of picking a fight with someone who has superior thought processing abilities than you do, how about you work on your sentence composition instead :D? That way your funny retorts actually hit there mark next time.

50. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

their ;) lol

17. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Hey hey hey!! Chill out man!! I am using a s40 OS!! Still waiting to choose between op3, note 7 or maybe first iphone 7

21. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Then Apple made the first smartphone, will you agree the same point?

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