You want your iPhone 14 to look aesthetic or scary for a forthcoming holiday like Halloween or Christmas.
Did you know there are more options to accomplish that besides simply changing your wallpaper to a picture of a ghost, a witch, or Santa Claus and his reindeer?
Apple used to prevent its users from personalizing the home screen. However, the business is now considerably more tolerant.
An iPhone’s aesthetic may be totally customized, for example, by adding widgets and replacing the app icons on the iphone’s home screen to ones of your choosing.
Make Custom app icons for your iPhone 14 home screen
The secret is to use shortcuts instead of actual programs on your home screen to replace all of the app icons with your own creations.
Open the Shortcuts app (It’s a pre-installed app, so there’s no need to download it).
To create a new Shortcut, tap the Plus button in the top right corner.
Click Add Action.
Click Open App.
Select the app you want this shortcut to launch by tapping the Choose word button.
Select Add to Home Screen by tapping the three dots (…) in the top right corner.
Give the name of your shortcut (the name of the app is a good idea).
Choose Photo may be selected by tapping the photo to the left of the name. Choose the picture you wish to use as your new icon from your Photos collection.
You may add shortcuts to your home screen by selecting Add in the upper right corner of the screen.
Your new shortcut is visible on your home screen once more. The original app icon can be removed from the home screen by long-pressing it, selecting Remove App, and then Moving to App Library.
To remove all other apps from your home screen and leave them in your App Library, repeat that procedure for each app you want to keep there.
When using shortcuts to replace your programs in this manner, there are three warnings to be aware of. First, unlike with real apps, your shortcuts won’t have those tiny red notification badges in the corner. Second, before accessing the app you want, when you start an app through a shortcut, it temporarily switches to the Shortcuts app. Thirdly, since the shortcut lacks the app’s fast actions, you won’t be able to long-press on the icon to access them.
Make Custom widgets for your iPhone 14 home screen
To create a widget and add it to your iPhone 14 home screen, you may utilize a number of programs available in the Apple App Store. Popular examples are Widgetsmith and Color Widgets. You may use them to pin a little, medium, or big picture on your home screen. If it’s Halloween, for instance, include a picture of a pumpkin.
For the sake of this post, we will explain how to utilize Color Widgets simply because, in our view, it has a nicer UI than Widgetsmith.
To enter « wiggle mode, » tap and hold on any empty space on your home screen.
To add a widget, tap the plus sign in the top left corner.
Choose the widget size and the Widgetsmith or Color Widgets app (or whichever custom widgets program you used).
Click Add Widget.
Place the widget on the home screen, then press it while it’s still in wiggle mode to adjust its preferences. You might need to choose the specific widget you configured.
To exit wiggle mode, select Done in the top right corner.
Custom widgets currently have certain limitations, however these apps’ features are constantly developing.
You can design some really distinctive home screen layouts if you’re ready to accept the limits of utilizing shortcuts to open your programs and employing custom widgets.