Using the Actions Widget in iOS
For short interactions with tasks, the Actions iOS widget provides quick access to your day’s scheduled Actions and a button to add a new Action Card. Widgets, which were introduced in iOS 10, appear to the left of your Home or Lock screens and feature scaled-down versions of an app.
The first step to using the Actions widget is adding it to the widgets screen. This can be performed in two ways: 3D Touch and the “Edit” menu in the widgets screen. While the former is the fastest way, it also comes with a large caveat: many iOS devices do not support 3D Touch. Only the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and iPhone X support the feature; there are currently no iPads or iPods with 3D Touch functionality.
If your device supports 3D Touch:
- Press and hold on the Actions icon on the Home screen
- Tap “Add Widget“
- Head over to the widgets screen to verify the widget was added
If your device does not support 3D Touch:
- Visit the widgets screen and scoll to the bottom
- Tap “Edit”
- Scroll until you see Actions and tap the green ➕ icon
- Tap “Done” and verify the widget was added
After adding the widget, you can arrange its position by tapping “Edit” in the widgets screen and dragging it above or below other apps.
The Actions widget’s convenience comes in viewing and adding Action Cards for the current day. When you have Action Cards assigned under “Today,” these will display in the widget. By default, one card will be shown – however, tap “Show More” to see the rest of the day’s Cards. These Action Cards carry the same organizational system as found in Actions, including their titles and List colors.
You can also add Action Cards to Actions by tapping the black button next to the first Action Card. Doing so will launch Actions, prompting you to provide all the relevant information and categories.
Tapping on an Action Card in the widget can launch Actions, too.