From iOS14, Apple introduced one of the most anticipated features by users. In this case, the fact of integrating the widgets was highlighted in order to have access to very valuable information at a glance. Later versions have served to enrich this important feature and that he was definitely late. But like many other features, it’s not perfect. On some occasions you will be able to find yourself in the position that it presents some error that makes it impossible for you to use the widgets.
The most common failures with iPhone widgets
As we have mentioned before, the Apple operating system can not become perfect. There are many problems that can arise, and each of them is really different. Below we analyze the main problems that you are going to report and also the specific solutions that are applied in order to have them return to normal operation.
In case they appear in black
There may be a situation where all the widgets appear without any information. This materializes in that you will always see the different boxes when configuring and selecting those elements that you are going to have to use on your main screen. But what you will see will not be the information such as your emails or the weather forecast, but it will appear completely in black.
Obviously, it is something that is not comfortable at all. This is a really common thing that can happen across the board in all widgets or in a single app widget. It is important to always have this information clear. Since you will be able to locate if the error is generalized and, therefore, the responsibility of the operating system, or if the error is related to a specific application. This is essential to be able to apply the most appropriate solution.
Aren’t they updated with new information?
Naturally, these widgets offer valuable information that makes you do not have to be entering the applications constantly. The fact of having the weather forecast, the last emails you have received or even the money you have in your bank account. But to be useful, of course, they have to be constantly updated in the background. This will finally allow you to always have the information in the palm of your hand.
But unfortunately, on many occasions this information can be completely out of date. This is something easily detectable in those widgets such as email or instant messages. In this case, if all goes well, the widget should be constantly displaying new information. But in the end, you will see that something is wrong because all this data is not displayed and that is why you will have to do something to remedy it.
The widget you are looking for from an app is not displayed
This is something that can always happen. When a tracking of the widget that you will want to place on the home screen, you will be able to use the search engine. The most common is to search through the application that interests you, such as iMessage or Apple Music, among many others from third-party developers. But sometimes this is a search that may not be fruitful and the widget may not appear in the list for you to add to your own collection.
Keep in mind that the widgets must be developed by those responsible for the different applications. This means that not all applications natively have an associated widget. In this way, if you notice that the search is unsuccessful, you will have to choose to check if the application you are using tracking effectively has some kind of linked widget. Otherwise, obviously you will not be able to find it correctly. Currently, the most important applications have this information system, but obviously there are always some important exceptions.
The solutions that will end the problems of widgets
Once it has been found that something else is going wrong with this functionality of the operating system, you are going to have to carry out a series of checks that will always seek to solve this problem. Some of them are really simple, but they are really effective.
Reboot the device
This is one of the simplest or dumbest solutions, but in the end it is the one that will end up giving the best result. Keep in mind that iOS is the responsible for displaying all these widgets, which are one of the processes that can be found in the normal operation of iOS. This makes it necessary on many occasions to reset it to end up solving it completely.
The restart of the iPhone will always allow all the processes to be turned off and on again. Normally, the bug is linked to a really specific process, and the best solution that exists is to restart it. When you run the process again, the bugs are solved completely. In most cases, the widgets will eventually no longer appear black, for example, or will start updating.
Keep apps up to date
As we have said before, the Application developers are in charge of including different functions, taking advantage of the tools offered by Apple. This means that you have to have the updates always updated to be able to have all the functions available that little by little are integrated over time. In the App Store it is going to be the site that you must visit daily to be able to access all the updates that are accepted and that the developers have uploaded.
But beyond this, we must also remember the presence of bugs. These are really annoying on any software, beyond iOS. There are many apps that aren’t completely perfect either, and can run into a number of major issues from not being properly debugged. These can be the main culprits for the widget not being accessible or updating regularly. This makes it also important to have the latest available version of the app, where all the bugs reported by users are normally debugged.
Do you have the latest iOS update?
Beyond the bugs that can occur in the applications, the operating system can also be largely to blame for what is happening in the widgets. As is known, iOS is not perfect, just like any other operating system. That is why these can be directly related to the widgets, causing them to not work properly. Remember that widgets are hardly going to be related to a hardware problem, since they are integrated with the system.
Although many people may fear installing new updates, the truth is that they are available to help. Users and developers constantly submit bugs to Apple that are found on their way through the system. In this case, the updates try to solve all these bugs and that is why it becomes interesting to always have the latest version installed.
Restore the factory operating system
Although it may seem completely radical, this is one of the best solutions that They exist before the problem if nothing has worked previously. It will be ideal to always restore on a PC with iTunes or on a Mac with Finder. In this situation, what will be done is to delete all the content of the device and reinstall the most recent version of iOS that exists at that time.
What is really important in this situation is that in the configuration, the iPhone must be interpreted as a brand new one. This means that a restore from a backup should not be done, since this same error would be exported.