Never miss another birthday with these iOS 14 Home screen widgets

How to use widgets on your iPhone Home screen
How to use widgets on your iPhone Home screen (Image credit: Joseph Keller / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Forgetting someone's birthday can be embarrassing, so putting them on your Home screens is a great idea thanks to this app.

We've all forgotten a birthday at some point in time and had to deal with the fallout. The arrival of iOS 14 widgets means we can all avoid it from now on thanks to a new app called Birthday Widget Studio.

The idea is a simple one. You create widgets to remind you when someone's birthday is just around the corner. You can either create widgets manually or generate them automatically from a list of birthdays from your contacts.

Features include:

  • Smooth import of your contacts
  • iCloud synchronization & backup
  • Powerful widgets for Dark & Light Mode
  • Import from different sources via csv file
  • Grouping of your contacts (family, friends, ...)
  • Highly customizable birthday notifications
  • Templates for your birthday wishes
  • Support for Siri Shortcuts
  • Perfectly matched color gradients

Birthday Widget Studio

Birthday Widget Studio (Image credit: Stefan Liesendahl)

If your memory is as bad as mine, you need this app and its widgets!

Birthday Widget Studio is available for both iPhone and iPad and can be downloaded from the App Store right now. It's a free download with in-app purchases available.

Oliver Haslam

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.