I raised the issue as quickly as iPadOS 14 was introduced …
I don’t suppose I’ve ever earlier than written a function request the second a brand new working system model has been introduced, however one super-disappointing discovery prompts me to take action: iPad widgets in iPadOS 14 get much less flexibility than iPhone ones […]
In iOS 14 on the iPhone, you’ll be able to have widgets anyplace you want, on any display. You’ll be able to mix-and-match apps and widgets as you want.
In iPadOS 14, nonetheless, widgets are nonetheless restricted to the sidebar – and solely on the primary display. You’ll be able to’t freely mix-and-match apps and widgets throughout the total width of the house display, and you may’t have widgets on the second or subsequent screens.
Greater than 95% of you agreed with me that iPad widgets needs to be as versatile as iPhone ones.
I stated on the time that the choice to not enable this appeared inexplicable to me, however an idea showing what flexible widgets would look like on bigger iPads might present the reason.
On the iPad, the brand new widgets can solely be added to the At present view, which seems alongside the left-hand facet of the primary homepage display.
Matt Birchler’s new concept imagines what “correct widget assist” on iPad may appear to be. On this situation, you’ll be capable to add widgets on to your iPad’s house display and intermingle the widgets with conventional app icons.
As iPad display sizes have grown, the grid spacing has appeared more and more ridiculous and would imply that even the smallest 2×2 widgets would look nearly comically over-sized.
This doesn’t imply that Apple shouldn’t do it, after all: it implies that Apple ought to as an alternative have grid patterns applicable to every iPad display measurement. It’s completely loopy that on a 12.9-inch display, my app icons must be this far aside:
I’d be completely content material with my iPad icons being the identical bodily measurement as my iPhone ones, and my widgets being the identical bodily measurement because the iPhone ones. That will make for massively extra environment friendly use of the display, and imply that we may mix fairly a number of widgets with having our most-used apps on the house display.
What’s your view? Ought to Apple enable icon spacing on the iPad to match that of the iPhone, then give us versatile widgets of the identical bodily measurement? Please take our ballot, and share your ideas within the feedback.
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