How To Add Step Counter Widget On iPhone Home Screen In iOS 14
Home Screen widgets are getting increasingly popular as more and more third-party apps update with support for this new iOS and iPadOS 14 feature. They help you save time by reading the info that you need as soon as you unlock your iPhone.
Step counting apps are a trend nowadays. Staying active is a must especially during these pandemic times. Thankfully, Pedometer++ has been updated with iOS 14 Home Screen widget support and it provides several glance layouts and sizes for your Apple smartphone.
How To Add Step Counter Widget To Home Screen
- 1. Install or update Pedometer++ (direct link) on your iOS or iPadOS device.
- 2. Open the app. This step is required to make the widget show up in the ‘Add Widget’ panel.
- 3. Long-press on the Home Screen until you enable the Edit mode.
- 4. Tap the ‘+’ icon, available in the top-left corner of the screen.
- 5. Scroll the ‘Add Widget’ panel until you reach Pedometer++.
- 6. Swipe for the desired widget size and layout.
- 7. Tap on Add Widget and place the glance in the desired location. Hit Done when ready, to exit edit mode.
Pedometer++ Widget Options
This app provides both size as well as function customization for its iOS 14 step counter widgets. You can choose from:
Step Count Widget
The main info available on this widget are the number of steps completed during the current day. The color of this stat determines if you achieved your goal or not. Green means that you reached your daily step target, orange that you’re close and red that you have to get going.
Below the daily steps you also find info about total distance and elevation.
The medium size step count widget adds a graph that shows the amount of steps that you covered during each hour of the day.
Goal Completion Widget
Focuses on glancing info about how close your are to complete your daily step goal. The current steps are displayed in the middle of the widget. The graph turns green when you reach your target. It’s red when you’re far away and orange when you get closer.
The goal completion widget is also available in the medium size. The larger glance also includes a graph that shows your day’s goal percent fill for each hour. Active hours are represented by green bars.
Daily Step Graph Widget
Provides a graph with your daily steps recorded in the past 30 days. Green bars confirm the days in which you achieved your move goal. Orange bars represent days in which you come up just short of your daily steps target. While red bars highlight those days that you’ve been mostly static.
This daily step graph widget displays the daily step count at the top. Distance covered an estimated elevation stats are also included.
Fact: It’s currently available only in small size.
How To Create Step Count Smart Stack
You can build custom Smart Stack widgets on your iPhone using any stock or third-pary app. Pedometer offers three small size widgets. You can combine them in a Smart Stack:
1. Add each widget, that you want to include in the stack, individually, to the Home Screen.
Tip: Glances have to have the same size.
2. While you’re in the Home Screen edit mode, drag & drop them one on top of the other to create the Stack.
3. Tap Done to save.
4. Long-press the Smart Stack and tap on Edit Stack. Keep Smart Rotate ON if you want iOS 14 to rotate your widgets automatically.
Tip: Drag & drop the widgets in the list to set the desired order.
Tips: Tap any Pedometer++ widget and you will be redirected to the app’s Home Screen! Long-press a widget and you get the option to remove it or ‘Edit Home Screen’ and re-arrange the glances.
How To Set Pedometer Daily Step Goal
1. Open Pedometer++.
2. Tap the Settings icon, in the top-left corner of the screen.
3. Use the ‘-‘ and ‘+’ icons to adjust the default move goal which is set at 10.000 steps. Each tap will increase or decrease the step target by 500 units.
Tip: In the same menu you can also change Distance Units (Miles, Kilometres), merge activity data between iPhone and Apple Watch, use Weelchair Mode and much more.
What’s your daily step goal?
Related: Check out 100 more third-party widgets for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Home Screen.