How to Add Photos to Your iPhone Home Screen Widgetsmith – There are some memories that you want to relive and remember forever. The best way to do that is by placing them right on your iPhone’s home screen. Here’s how to add photos to your iPhone home screen using widgets.
With iOS 14 and higher, you can add widgets right to the home screen. Home screen widgets are quite versatile, and you can see your reminders, calendar, and yes, even photos, right on your home screen.
Apple has a built-in Photos widget that shows random photos from your photo library. But if you have 20,000 photos in your iCloud Photos, this isn’t going to be that useful. It’s better to create a custom widget to only show a specific image or a couple of your favorite photos.
This can be done quite easily using the free Widgetsmith app.
How to Create a Custom Photo Widget with Widgetsmith
Widgetsmith lets you create and customize widgets based on templates. You can either use a single photo, or an album (that the widget will cycle through).
After downloading the Widgetsmith app, first, open the app, and navigate to Settings > Permissions to grant the permission for Photos access.
Now, when you go to the “Widgets” tab, you’ll see that Widgetsmith already has templates for small, medium, and large widgets. To create a new widget, tap the “Add (Size) Widget” button. Now, select a widget that you want to edit.
Once again, tap the widget preview from the middle of the screen.
Now, from the “Style” tab, scroll down to the Custom section. Here, you’ll see two options: Photo, and Photos in Album.
If you want to add a single photo, choose the “Photo” option.