How to add and remove StandBy widgets in iOS 17

The new StandBy mode in iOS 17 allows you to personalize your iPhone, displaying your favorite StandBy widgets and clock styles while your phone is charging and in landscape mode.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of adding and removing StandBy widgets in iOS 17 so your favorite widgets can be displayed in this awesome new Lock Screen mode.

How to add and remove StandBy widgets in iOS 17

Learn how to manage StandBy widgets in iOS 17

How to add StandBy widgets

StandBy mode supports a wide range of widgets that are available on your iPhone. If the default widgets don’t quite suit your preferences, you can add more widgets according to your liking. Here’s how:

  1. Long press on the left or right widget on the first screen of StandBy mode.How to add StandBy widgets
  2. Tap on the (+) Plus icon at the top.How to add StandBy widgets
  3. Scroll through the list of apps on the left side. You can also scroll through the list of suggested widgets.How to add StandBy widgets
  4. Once you find your preferred widget, tap on the Add Widget button to include it in the StandBy mode. Note that some apps offer different-sized widgets. Swipe left on the widget if you see tiny dots under it to look at the different sizes. How to add StandBy widgets

How to remove StandBy widgets

If you’ve added lots of widgets to your StandBy mode and want to declutter, you can easily remove the unwanted widgets and keep the ones that you use regularly. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the widget editing screen in StandBy mode.
  2. Tap on the () icon on the widget that you want to remove.How to remove StandBy widgets
  3. Tap Remove to confirm.How to remove StandBy widgets

We hope this guide helped you learn how to add and remove StandBy widgets in iOS 17. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

Read more:

About the Author

Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.