9 Best iPhone Lock Screen Gadgets

Xiaobai Software  2022-09-18 17: 54  read 35 views

Starting with iOS 16, your usual bland iPhone lock screen has improved a lot.

Using lock screen widgets, you can add information from various apps at a glance.And in the iPhone 14 lineup, gadgets are part of the always-on screen.

We're going to highlight some of the best iPhone lock screen gadgets.


How to set up lock screen widgets

To add a lock screen widget, press on the existing one and select the Customize button at the bottom of the screen to modify the current lock screen.Press "+" to create a brand new lock screen.

Widgets can be placed below the date and time.Available in two different sizes.Below some suggested widgets are lock screen widgets for all your apps.

Here are some of the best lock screen widgets from third-party apps.

1. Launchify


Launchify offers a different kind of lock screen widget.You can launch any app you can imagine from the lock screen, not a message from an app.In just a few steps, you can choose which apps to add to your lock screen and which images to use.Along with the app icon, you can choose a custom image or a symbol.Once done, just tap the icon and the selected app will launch instantly, and with the iPhone 14 Pro series, you don't even need to unlock your iPhone.

The free version of the app will allow you to place two app widgets on the lock screen.A subscription is required to use unlimited widgets.Subscribers can also add a custom icon for an app and create a custom app to launch from the lock screen.

Download: launchify (Free, in-app purchases)

2. Apollo for Reddit


Apollo for Reddit is a unique app that actually makes using the sometimes cluttered social network better.With a little work, you can customize your Reddit experience for yourself.

And the app already has tons of widgets ready for your lock screen.One of the best options is the Trending Posts widget, which will allow you to select a favorite subreddit, and the widget will scroll through trending posts throughout the day.You can also select a shortcut widget with a sub-red dot.Other interesting options include a karma widget, a recent posts widget, and even a scroll distance widget that shows the total distance your finger has scrolled while using the app.

While the app is free, there are two subscription tiers available to unlock various features.

Download: Apollo for Reddit (Free, subscription available)

3. CARROT Weather


When looking for a weather app,CARROT Weatheris an all-around winner.It's one of our favorite ways to bring fun complications to your Apple Watch.So it shouldn't come as a surprise that the app also has lots of great widgets for your lock screen.

There are more than 20 widgets to choose from.While there are the usual suspects like hourly and daily forecast graphs, there are also smaller gadgets that have data points and even include CARROT's signature cold joke.

Some features of the app are free.But to unlock most apps and lock screen widgets, you need to subscribe to one of the available tiers.

Download: CARROT Weather (Free, subscription available)

4. Flighty


Airplane travel is usually not relaxing.But the powerful app Flighty can always make sure you're on top of your flight.Offers tons of great features like live streaming data and even being able to see where your plane is 25 hours before its scheduled departure.

Some great lock screen widgets you can choose from include being able to see a countdown to your trip, the weather in the city you're arriving in, the real-time status of your flight, and the departure gate and time.The in-flight progress bar even works offline.

The app is free and provides basic usage.A subscription is required to unlock most features and take full advantage of the lock screen widget.

Download: flighty (Free, subscription available)

5. ETA


And when you're not flying, ETA is the perfect way to see more of your travel information on the ground.Whether you're driving, walking, biking, or using public transportation, the app shows travel times to any location.

So this makes it a perfect app to add lock screen widgets for quick browsing.There are three different options to choose from.A single location widget shows travel time and any delays on the route.Select it to see turn-by-turn directions in the navigation app of your choice.A live listing widget shows travel times to multiple destinations.Finally, a calendar widget will monitor your calendar to see if there are meetings at relevant locations.If one is found, you'll see the travel time to that location and the estimated time of departure.

Download: ETA ($4.99, in-app purchase available)

6. Pedometer++


Tracking your step goals can sometimes be difficult, even on the best of days. Pedometer++ lets you track your daily and weekly goals quickly and easily using your iPhone as a pedometer.

Great lock screen widget to help you see your daily progress without even having to open the app.You can see daily steps, goal completion percentage/steps, or steps/distance/floors in one widget.

Download: Pedometer ++ (Free, in-app purchases available)

7. LockFlow


Siri Shortcuts provides a great way to get the most out of your iPhone over time.Surprisingly, Apple didn't include a native way to launch shortcuts from lockscreen widgets.But the completely free LockFlow fills that gap nicely.Just set the exact name of the shortcut you need to run, choose a symbol that will appear on the lock screen, and add it to the widget on the lock screen.

Download: LockFlow (free)

8. Widgetsmith


You may have heard the name Widgetsmith.The app helped kickstart the trend of home screen customization, and it's featured in iOS 14's new feature.So it shouldn't come as a big surprise that the app is also a great place to customize the widgets section of the lock screen.

Just like the home screen, there are tons of different ways to customize lock screen widgets.Some options include time, data, weather information, and even photos.With just a few taps in the app, you can make your own widgets.

While the app is free, a subscription is required to unlock more themes and fonts, and to use weather, air quality and pollen data widgets.

Download: widgetsmith (Free, subscription available)

9. Fantastical


Fantastical takes the usual calendar to the next level.This great app can handle any meeting or appointment you can throw at it.Some features include natural language text parsing and time zone support.

The app's lock screen widget will keep you up to date on your schedule with upcoming events and a calendar widget.

The free version of the app allows you to easily manage basic events.Subscriptions will unlock more features like multiple calendar sets and additional collaboration and customization options.

Download: Fantastical (Free, subscription available)

Enjoy lock screen widgets on your iPhone

Lock screen widgets give iPhone users a great way to view important information without them even having to touch the phone.

And you can start customizing your lock screen with these apps.

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