What you need to know
- Apple doesn't offer Heath app widgets but this concept shows what sleep widgets could look like.
- Apple will announce iOS 15 at WWDC in June – could this be part of the update?
Apple's iOS 14 release added support for Home screen widgets but the Health app doesn't offer any at all. That's a shame and one Reddit user set about showing why. They created a couple of widgets that could display sleep tracking data from the Health app – and they're pretty sweet.
Displaying simple data like how long a user slept and comparing that data with previous days is something that widgets would be perfectly suited for. Some third-party apps already do something similar, but Apple could do it all itself and maybe that's exactly what it will do when iOS 15 ships later this year.
Apple might argue that privacy concerns are the reason beyond the lack of Health widgets, although I'd suggest that might be something best left to the user to decide. After all, everything's hidden behind a passcode and Face ID or Touch ID, regardless.
If all goes according to previous years we can expect Apple to announce iOS 15 during its WWDC event in June. A launch will then likely take place in September alongside new iPhones. Would you like to see something like these widgets make an appearance?
Anyone looking to make the best of their sleep tracking could do much worse than pick up the best Apple Watch they can afford. It really does change the game when you wear your Apple Watch overnight.
Master your iPhone in minutes
iMore offers spot-on advice and guidance from our team of experts, with decades of Apple device experience to lean on. Learn more with iMore!
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.