How To Fix Color Widgets Not Working On iPhone & iPad In iOS 14

How to use Color Widgets

How to use Color Widgets

iOS 14 has set a new trend in iPhone Home Screen customization thanks to the new Home Screen widgets. Because the stock apps offer a limited widget selection, it’s the third-party apps that have become increasingly popular and advertised on social media platforms.

Out of more than 100 apps that have been already updated with compatibility this feature, two of them stand out: Widgetsmith and Color Widgets.

Both iOS 14 and Color Widgets are first software issues. It’s normal for various bugs and glitches to surface. I’ll show you now how to use Color Widgets and fix its Home Screen widget if it’s not working or not showing up.

How To Fix Color Widgets Now Showing Up

Are you opening the iOS 14 ‘Add Widget’ screen and Color Widgets doesn’t appear in the list? Here is what you have to do:
how to fix Color Widgets not showing up

  • 1. As soon as you download the app from the App Store you have to open it. A minor iOS 14 glitch prevents apps from displaying in the ‘Add Widget’ list if you don’t run the app first after you download or update it.
  • 2. Long-press on the Home Screen until you enable the Edit mode.
  • 3. Tap the ‘+’ icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  • 4. Scroll for Color Widgets and tap on it.
  • 5. Select the desired size and tap Add Widget. That’s it the Color Widgets glance should be displayed on the iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 Home Screen.

Important: If you’re attempting to fix Color Widgets on iPad please check some additional tips available here.

Fix Color Widgets Crashing On Launch

Another common problem reported by our viewers is that Color Widgets app is crashing when they attempt to open it. This can be caused by the fact the the iPhone or iPad is not running the public release version of iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
Some are running the outdated pre-release edition during the early beta testing stages, why others are still on an iOS 13.x version. Here is what you have to do:
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap on General -> About and check the Software Version. If the current version reads 14.0, please tap on it to reveal the build number. iOS 14 public release has the build number 18A373. If you don’t have this version you have to update from iOS 14 beta to iOS 14 public release!
3. If the Software Version shows iOS 13.x, you obviously have to update to iOS 14.

How To Customize Color Widgets

The color widgets currently includes standard info like: Time, Date, Day and Remaining Battery Percentage. You can created hundreds of iterations of this widget by editing colors, fonts, styles and background. Here is how to:
how to customize Color Widgets
1. Open the Color Widgets app and tap on the Active Widget.
2. Customize Background. You can choose from Light, Colored or Dark.
3. Select the desired color Theme. You can decide from 21 available colors.
4. Pick a Font. There are 14 font styles to choose from.
5. Set Background Photo. You can use the default one or add one from the Photos app.
6. Tap Set Widget to save your edits.

Tip: You can also choose from the list of pre-configured widgets. Tap on the one that you like and select Set Widget. The glance in question will become your Active Widget.

Battery Indicator Not Showing Up

A very useful feature of the Color Widgets is the fact that they also include the remaining batter percentage of your device. It’s enabled by default, but in some cases users reported that it’s not showing up. To fix this please proceed as follows:
how to fix battery not showing in color widget
1. Open Color Widgets app.
2. Tap on the Settings icon available in the upper-right area of the screen.
3. Select the Show Battery feature. The icon has to display with a white background for the selection to be active.

What’s your favorite Color Widgets setup?

Related: Also check out 5 ways to fix Widgetsmith grey screen!