About the Timepage Widget
Widgets in iOS offer minimal, functional versions of some of your favorite apps, displaying them in their own dedicated section to the left of your Home screen. In the widgets screen, you can add and interact with four different Timepage widgets: Countdown, Month, Today, and Weather. Each of these versions are unique, but all are meant to give you an insight into your day without having to launch Timepage.
The first step to using the Timepage widget is adding it to the widgets screen. This can be done 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 Timepage icon on the Home screen
Tap “Add Widget“
Head over to the widgets screen to verify the widget was added
This will add the Today widget exclusively. If you’d like to add another option, follow the instructions below.
If your device does not support 3D Touch:
- Visit the widgets screen and scoll to the bottom
- Tap “Edit”
- Scroll until you see any of the Timepage icons 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.
When we’re looking forward to a future event, we always want to know just how much longer until it’s here. With the Countdown widget, you can identify an event in Timepage and the widget will display a timer until the event arrives. Here’s how it works:
- Add the Countdown widget through the steps above
- When you see the widget, tap the “Open Timepage” button
- Tap the day of the event
- Select the event
- Scroll to the bottom and tap “Countdown”
- Choose the appropriate icon and tap “Display on Widget”
Once you’ve gone through these steps, return back to the widgets screen to see your countdown in action. And if you’d like to share the countdown with a friend, tap “Show More” at the top and tap the button at the bottom of the widget. Read more about countdown in Timepage here.
The Month widget brings Heat Map right to the widgets screen, summarizing your upcoming weeks and month in a traditional way. Month still carries over Heat Map’s density functionality, though, and you’ll be able to see what days are busier than others through how days are shaded.
The condensed version of the Month widget shows your current week from Sunday to Saturday, with the black circle representing the current day. When you tap “Show More,” the widget will expand to the classic Heat Map view, showing the entire month and the day’s events along the bottom. At this point, you can jump around the calendar to see what you have coming up on a particular day – and, if necessary, you can add an event by tapping the “Add new event” button at the bottom. Though you can’t pan through calendars in the widget, Month still provided a good starting point for viewing your calendar.
The default widget, Today is a simple view all about what you have on your agenda for today. For the times when you need a quick summary, Today can help, offering a total event count for the day and letting you know when your first event starts. For a little more about what’s next, tap the “Show More” button to see when and where the event is, as well as how to get there. If you have a contact saved as part of the event, you can also send a message by tapping the “Messages” shortcut.
Similar to the Today widget, Weather is a basic view letting you know the forecast, including the temperature, humidity, wind, and precipitation. At a glance, the Weather widget can give you an idea of what to wear and if you should take an umbrella; if you’re looking for a more in-depth look, tap “Show More” to see a graph of the way the weather will trend for the day.