How do I add a widget that is not on the list?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

To add a widget that is not on the list, you can follow these steps:

1. Check if the app supports widgets: First, make sure that the app you want to add a widget for actually supports widgets. Not all apps have this functionality, so it’s important to verify this beforehand.

2. Open the widgets screen: On your device, go to the home screen and long-press on an empty area or pinch your fingers together on the screen to enter the widgets screen. This screen allows you to add, remove, or rearrange widgets on your device.

3. Tap on the “Edit” button: Look for the “Edit” button, usually located at the bottom or top of the widgets screen. Tapping on this button will enable the edit mode, allowing you to customize your widgets.

4. Find the app widget: Scroll through the list of available widgets and look for the app widget you want to add. The widgets are usually displayed in alphabetical order, so it might be easier to find if you know the name of the app.

5. Long-press and drag the widget: Once you locate the desired app widget, long-press on it and drag it to the home screen. Choose an empty space where you want the widget to be placed.

6. Resize and position the widget: After placing the widget on the home screen, you can resize and reposition it according to your preference. To resize, tap and hold on the widget until resize handles appear, then drag them to adjust the size. To reposition, simply tap and hold on the widget and move it to the desired location.

7. Customize the widget (if available): Some app widgets allow for customization, such as changing the displayed information or adjusting the widget’s appearance. To customize a widget, usually, you need to tap on it or access its settings through a separate app.

8. Save the changes: Once you are satisfied with the widget’s placement and customization, tap anywhere outside of the widget or press the home button to save the changes. The widget will now be visible and functional on your home screen.

If the app you want to add a widget for doesn’t appear in the available widgets list, it means that the app currently does not support widgets. In such cases, you can try reaching out to the app developer through their website or app store page and request widget functionality. However, keep in mind that the decision to add widgets ultimately rests with the app developer, and they may or may not fulfill your request.

Remember, the process of adding widgets may vary slightly depending on your device’s operating system and manufacturer. The steps provided above are general guidelines that should work for most Android devices.