iOS 14 has finally arrived and brings with it the much-anticipated widget feature but just how can iPhone users make a Spotify widget on iOS 14?
It’s always an exciting time when a new iOS update is released for iPhones as fans can’t wait to test out all the new features.
In 2020, iOS 14 is set to give the iPhone’s software its biggest shakeup in years as it adds an array of features both large and small.
One of the biggest new additions to feature in iOS 14 is the ability to create widgets which allow users to see info from or use an app without having to actually tap into the app itself.
As such, fans have been requesting widgets for their favourite apps, one of the most popular being the music-streaming service, Spotify.
But can you get a Spotify widget on iOS 14?
iOS 14 is here
After it was first announced in June, iOS 14 was finally launched globally on September 16th, 2020.
The newest iteration of Apple’s operating system, available for the iPhone 6S and onwards, introduces the biggest shakeup to the iPhone’s software in years.
The biggest new addition to iOS is the ability to set up widgets on the home screen so you can get information from an app without having to actually open the app itself but beyond that, there are a host of new features that fans are noticing.
Widgets on iOS 14
Widgets are the biggest new addition to iOS 14 as they give iPhone users the ability to quickly access information without having to enter an app itself.
The new widgets, which are available for a host of first and third-party apps on iPhones, are really easy to set up.
- If you have iOS 14 on your iPhone, simply long-press on your home screen until the apps start wiggling and you can move them around or delete them.
- This will bring up a ‘+’ icon in the top left corner of your screen which, once pressed, will show you which widgets you can add you your home screen.
- Choose a widget to add at the size you want and place it where you want it to go. Easy.
How to get a Spotify widget
- At the time of writing, the Spotify app itself does not have a dedicated iOS 14 widget.
However, as a post on the Spotify Community forum suggests, Spotify is looking at implementing this feature in the future.
If you can’t wait for Spotify to create their own widget, however, the app TuneTrack, which allows you to collect all the music apps on your phone into one place, does have a widget function.
To use, simply download the TuneTrack app and log in to your Spotify account on the TuneTrack app itself and repeat the steps as above.
Once you start playing a song through Spotify, the TuneTrack widget should become a Spotify one.
SK’s TECH on YouTube also has a handy tutorial which you can see below.
However, as TuneTrack is not a dedicated Spotify app, some users have reported some performance issues.