How to Instantly Add Widgets to iPhone Using 3D Touch

Use 3D Touch to quickly add widgets to your iPhone and access all the needed information from any app right from the Lock screen of your iOS device.

To instantly access the latest information from any app right from the Lockscreen on your iPhone, you need to add a widget to the iOS Widget screen. Though the process of activating widgets has alway been pretty straightforward, with the introduction of 3D Touch it has become even simpler.

You can now quickly add widgets to your compatible iPhone using 3D Touch. Let’s head over to find out how it works!

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How to Add Widgets Using 3D Touch on iPhone

How to Add Widgets Using 3D Touch on iPhone

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  • Make sure your iPhone has the support of 3D Touch.
  • As of now, there are not many apps that support this Touch Technology.
  • Only iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and 7s Plus support 3D Touch.
  • Also, make sure that the app you want to add to iOS Widget has got a widget.

Step #1. Simply 3D Touch on any app that supports widget.

Tap on App That Support Widget on iPhone

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Step #2. In the shortcut menu, tap on the Add Widget located at the top right corner of the menu.

Add Widgets to iPhone Using 3D Touch

That’s it! You have successfully added the widget. Check out the tick mark at the top of the menu confirming that the process is complete.

How to Edit Widgets in iOS 10 on iPhone

Currently, there is no way you can remove widget using 3D Touch. Hence, you will need to get it done by heading into the iOS Widget screen. Head over to this complete guide to edit widgets perfectly on your iOS device.

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Wrapping Up

There are times when you wish to access the latest data, news or updates of any app instantly without needing to dig deep into it and then looking for the things you need. Widget brings the much-needed convenience into the play.

After a long wait, Apple finally introduced widgets with iOS 8. It’s been about three years since their arrival, however, there are still many apps which don’t support them. Similarly, there are quite a few apps which are yet to support 3D Touch.

(You may want to read these equally interesting posts: How to secure Lock screen on iOS 10, how to convert text into emoji, how to print SMS and iMessage on iPhone.)

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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