Widgets In Ios 14 On IphoneSource: Rene Ritchie

Widgets are not only a perfect way to customize your iPhone's Home Screen, but some of the best widgets are the ones that help you access things on your iPhone ever faster than before.

The Contacts widget in iOS 15 lets you always have your most important contacts right on your Home Screen, meaning it's super easy to call, message, or look up info about the most important people in your life on your best iPhone. Here's how to set up the Contacts widget on iPhone and iPad.

How to add the Contacts widget to your Home Screen on iPhone and iPad

  1. Long press on your Home Screen to enter Jiggly mode.
  2. Tap the + button in the upper-left corner of the screen.
  3. Tap Contacts.
  4. Tap ** Add Widget**.

    Add Contacts Widget To Your Home Screen In IOS 15: Long press your Home screen ot enter Jiggly mode, tap the + button, tap contacts, and then tap Add Widget. Source: iMore

Like all the other widgets, there are three different sizes to choose from. The smallest one only shows one contact, the medium widget displays four contacts, and the large one shows six at a time.

How to edit the Contacts widget on iPhone and iPad

Once you have the Contacts widget added to your Home Screen, you can change the order of your contacts or even change which contacts are displayed.

How to reorder contacts on the Contacts widget

  1. Long press on the Contacts widget.
  2. Tap Edit Widget.
  3. Tap and drag the re-orderbutton to the position where you want the contact. It's an icon with three horizontal lines.

    Edit Contacts Widget In IOS 15: Long press the contacts widget, tap edit widget, and then tap and drag the re-order button to the position you want.  Source: iMore

Now the contacts will be displayed in the order you want.

How to change Contacts displayed on the Contacts widget

  1. Long press on the Contacts widget.
  2. Tap Edit Widget.

    Edit Contacts Widget In IOS 15: Long press on the contacts widget and then tap edit widget.Source: iMore

  3. Tap the name of the contact you want to switch. 4, Tap the contact you want in the widget.

    Edit Contacts Widget In IOS 15: Tap the name of the contatc you want to switch, and the tap the name of the contact you want on the widgetSource: iMore

You can change the contacts display on the Contacts widget at any time by following the step above.

Plenty of other widgets to explore

The Contacts widget is handy, but there is a whole world of widgets waiting for you to try out. Whether you want a more detailed weather forecast on your Home Screen or you just want to be able to see the current battery life of all your devices, knowing how to use widgets on your iPhone is the best way to get more form your most-used device.

Updated June 2022: Updated for the latest version of iOS 15.