Poll results: what you think about the new iOS 10 widget screens
posted by Paul K. / Jun 30, 2016, 9:07 AM
With iOS 10, users will get a widget page right on the lock screen, and a widget screen right next to the homescreen, so the little information cards should definitely become a bit more popular! Still, we were curious what you think about the current widget system, as it is on iOS 9, and whether you are excited about what's coming. Here's what readers voted on!
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
I do use widgets now, but the new widget screens will definitely make it easier for me
I hate the current widget system. The new widget screens will finally make widgets usable for me
I still don't care about widgets on iOS
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I personally will turn them all of, for God's sake, it's lockscreen, there should be only little information there, Clock, date, music buttons and that's that. The point was to not accidentally turn something on, now this point is gone because both iOS and Android lockscreen are cluttered. It's just another home screen page and it should be on homescreen
posted on Jun 30, 2016, 9:19 AM 3
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Your first sentence solves your problem. What are you complaining about?
posted on Jun 30, 2016, 9:51 AM 1
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Widgets only show information, only the one you just need to have right there (reminders, for instance). Widgets that allow you to interact are having rudimentary functions (music player) so the phone can't be harmed. I like better today panel in iOS 9, but I guess the future one should have to do.
posted on Jun 30, 2016, 10:46 AM 0
I hope you're right, if the to have a static place for widgets (I only use one - iOS delivers information differently than android - no much use for widgets). But it's nice to access any info you deem necessary at any time, inside any app, during a call/FaceTime. Or as people forget - pull down is available on locks teen (instead of on screen away from prying eyes).
posted on Jun 30, 2016, 1:46 PM 0
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I am using the developer preview of iOS 10. The widgets are not on the lock screen directly. You need to swipe to the right in order to open the widgets. This means the widgets are turned off by default. You activate them by going to the respective home screen.
posted on Jun 30, 2016, 12:56 PM 0
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Ready to marry an iphone?
posted on Jun 30, 2016, 11:14 AM 7
Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012
As some one using the beta for almost 5 days now I think the widgets are pretty much useless but in all ios10 even at a beta stage is more fun and intuitive than the 9. I love the looks also, something is changed graphically but I can't pin point what exactly it is. The graphics appear more sharper and clearer overall. It's a nice update over iOS 9 but the widgets are still pretty much useless.
posted on Jun 30, 2016, 2:15 PM 0
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