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.
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:
- Long press on the widget to open the quick actions menu.
- 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.
- 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.
- Here are apps that feature XL widgets for iPadOS 15
- Here are easy fixes to common iOS 15 issues and problems
- 6 tips to fix iOS 15 battery drain issues
- iOS 15 Safari: how to move address bar back to top
- How to upgrade an iPhone or iPad to iOS 15/iPadOS 15
- How to use an email instead of a phone number for iMessage on iPhone & iPad
- iOS 15 battery life vs iOS 14.8 battery life & tested on iPhone 12 and older models
- An iOS 15 ‘iPhone storage almost full’ error is causing storage issues
- Download and install watchOS 8 on Apple Watch
- iOS 15 brings back date picker wheel and text selection magnification
- Lock screen exploit in iOS 15 allows access to Notes without passcode