A fast access to a feature is required for productivity and comfort when using a product such as an iPhone. Imagine that you must perform a bunch of steps just to access something you use frequently. It would be annoying. This fast access concept has been adopted by OS X feature like widget and services menu. These features provide the access to the certain options, without opening the application. We can take the calculator app as an example. We can access it very fast, without opening the application first.
So, the widget gives you a fast access toward certain feature of an application. This concept is something iPhone users waited for a long time, while on Android, widget is available for a really long time. Apple added the widget feature on iOS 8, on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, and you can access it through notification center.
In this article, you can find a guide on how to add widgets in the notification center.
Steps to add widgets notification center on iphone
The following steps are applicable for iPad and iPod Touch.
Preparation: To have iOS 8 on your device.
- Access notification center by swiping down from the edge upper screen of your iPhone, and then select Today view then tap Edit.
- Choose available widget, like Waze widget application (1) then tap done (2)
- The widget you have chosen will be found at the notification center on Today section.
A new widget will automatically appear on that upper part if your application has a widget that supports the fast access.