Apple’s new iPadOS comes packed with features such as new multitasking features, Sidecar, new text gestures, new Keyboard shortcuts and major overhauling to the Files App. One of these features is the newly redesigned home screen. Learn how to remove widgets from your iPad Home Screen.
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Many users enquired if there is a way via which one can disable the widgets from their home screen.
In this short article, we will walk you through steps using which you can remove these widgets from your Home screen or enable them to keep track of your favorite widgets.
Let’s get started!
How to remove widgets from iPad Home Screen
- On your iPad Home Screen, swipe up from underneath the time/date to reveal the ‘Edit’ button at the bottom of the screen
- Tap on the Edit button
- Toggle off ‘Keep on Home screen’ to remove the Today’s view
- Tap on the minus sign on the left of the widgets to delete the widgets
- You have to do this for all the widgets that are currently active
- Tap on Done at the top right corner of your screen when complete
Now, when you go to your iPad Home screen, your widgets and today’s view should be gone.
How to Enable Todays’ View and Widgets on the iPad
If you change your mind and want to re-enable your widgets on your iPad Home screen, follow the steps below.
- Swipe right on your home screen to minimize the icons
- Swipe up on the left section of your home screen
- This reveals the Date/ Time and the Edit button
- Tap on the ‘Edit’ button
- Toggle ON ‘Keep on home screen”
- Add your desired widgets back by tapping on the green ‘+’ button
- When complete tap on ‘Done’ at the top right corner of your screen
Using the Today’s view of your iPad running iPadOS, you can also pin unto two of your favorite widgets to the home screen. Your pinned widgets will always stay on your home screen until you remove it from settings using ‘Edit’.
We hope this article was helpful in providing you some pointers around using widgets and Today’s view on your iPad running iPadOS.
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In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.