Restoring iPhone 13, iPad mini, and iPad 9 from backup might cause widgets to reset

After restoring an iPhone or an iPad from backup, an issue is causing the widgets to revert to their default settings. Apple has discovered that this issue is affecting all the new devices announced at the September 14, 2021 event.

Flipboard iOS 14 widgets

The following devices are affected by this bug:

The new iPhone 13 models and iPad 9 and mini models will to customers with iOS 15 pre-installed. But restoring data from backup on the new device is affecting widgets settings. Apple has already pushed a security fix for the issue on iOS 15. But if the problem still persists, here is an easy-to-follow fix.

How to fix if iPhone and iPad widgets reset to default settings after restoring from backup

To customize widgets settings again, do the following:

  1. Long press on the widget to open the quick actions menu.
  2. Tap on the ‘Edit (widget’s name) option. Keep in mind that if the Edit [widget name] option does not appear then that widget does not have settings that can be modified.
  3. After completing the changes, tap outside the widget to exit.

Widgets are very helpful in giving users important information at a glance at their Home Screens without opening the app. Taking advantage of the iPad’s larger screens, Apple has introduced extra-large widgets for the tablet on iPadOS 15.

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