How to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16

Lock screen widgets, which were added to iPhone with iOS 16, are incredibly useful already but third-party apps are making widgets more versatile than ever. Launchify, a free app on the App Store, lets you launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iPhone. In addition to letting you launch any app using Lock screen widgets, Launchify also allows you to customize the widget itself with a bunch of different options.

How to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16

Learn how to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16

Before you begin, download Launchify from the App Store. Note that even though the app is free, you need to purchase a Premium Subscription if you want to add more than one shortcut to your Lock screen.

  1. Open Launchify > Tap on the ‘+‘ icon from the top right corner of the screen > Tap App. How to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16
  2. Next, search the app you want the widget to launch and tap on the search result. You can choose any app including Messages, Instagram, Camera, Reddit, etc. How to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16
  3. You can now customize how you want the widget to look. We chose Symbols.
    How to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16
  4. Scroll through and select whichever symbol you want.
    How to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16
  5. Now, you need to access the customization page for your Lock screen. Unlock your iPhone > Long press on your Lock screen > Tap Customize > Tap Add Widgets > select Launchify from the list. How to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16
  6. Tap and hold the widget to configure it. How to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16
  7. Select the configuration from the list. How to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16
  8. Finally, tap Add to confirm.
    How to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16

Note that even though the app is free, you need to purchase a Premium Subscription if you want to add more than one shortcut to your Lock screen.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to launch any app using Lock screen widgets on iOS 16. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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