Best iOS 16 Lock Screen Widgets for iPad

If you are someone who likes to personalize your iPad lock screen, the upcoming iOS 16 will introduce many new features and breakthroughs. However, the highlight of iOS 16 is the updated list of amazing lock screen widgets with various options.

You have customization options for the clock, the lock screen wallpaper, and even the notification shade, if that’s something you’re looking for. The customization options are quite seamless and we’ll break them down for you in detail in this guide.

This article discusses all the different customization options you get with the upcoming iOS 16 update.

Where are the iOS 16 Lockscreen widgets located?

The iOS 16 lock screen has two divided screen sections: one above the clock and another directly below the clock.

If you are confused about the different lock screen widgets, we will discuss them in detail so that you can check them out.

What are the widgets in the first row (above the clock)?

The upcoming iOS 16 comes with 15 front row widgets for six separate applications:

  • Calendar
  • Clock
  • fitness
  • Memories
  • Shares
  • Weather

The best thing about these individual front row widgets is that they are arranged in series so that you can comfortably search for the widget you want to add and customize on your lock screen.

If you’re not sure which widgets to add to the lock screen, there are several options, including the Suggestions section where you can view the recommended widgets that control your boat.

The only drawback of the front row widgets is the space limitation. Since there is very limited space, it is not surprising that you can only use one widget at a time. This particular widget is placed right next to the clock.

  • Calendar App Widgets – If you plan to customize the calendar widget on the lock screen, we recommend that you check out the two options available. This will take you through the week, date, month, etc.
  • Clock App Widgets – Even the clock app has two separate types of widgets, the first showing the time next to the alarm. However, the second widget shows the time right next to the chosen city of your choice. iOS 16 sets the second widget as the default, which you can change at your convenience.
  • Fitness, Reminder, and Inventory Widgets – With the fitness app, the display shows the activity statistics, including the number of calories and also the training minutes. Below the reminder and stock, widgets show the different reminders you receive during the day. You can also check which company stocks you want to track to invest later and the lock screen widget takes care of that too.
  • Weather app – Most of the widgets available in iOS 16 on iPad are from the weather app. You can view the current moon phase, the sun’s trajectory, temperature, meteorological conditions, etc.

What are the widgets in the third row (below the clock)?

In addition to the front row widgets, which are quite popular for personalization purposes, the widgets below the clock are equally fun and exciting.

Unlike the widget in the first row, the third row offers a lot more options for you to look at. Users can add up to four widgets in this particular section, making it one of the best options out there.

There are two categories of widgets under the clock:

Small widgets – Show less information

Larger Widgets – Shows more data compared to the smaller widgets

Among the third-row widgets, iOS 16 comes with eight widget support, including:

  • Batteries
  • Calendar
  • Clock
  • fitness
  • House
  • Memories
  • Shares
  • Weather

Under this, the widgets are also ranked by apps which is again one reason why it is as popular as it has.

Also, the battery app widget shows the battery percentage connected to both the phone and its accessories. Below the Calendar app, the smaller widget shows access to upcoming appointments.

Under the clock app, there are a few different types of widgets, including one double and two small clock widgets. The double sized widget also gives you information about the phone and the selected location. Below that you have the large world clock along with the dual alarm widgets.

For the fitness app, the widget displays the activity rings along with updates on how many calories you’ve banned.

It comes to the home app and brings four large widgets for summarizing the updates around the home app, along with lights and accessories. The reminders app also comes with a double sized widget that provides instant access to the reminder list and other updates.


These are some of the popular and upcoming iOS 16 widgets that you can add to your iPad in the coming days. Make sure to prioritize a clean and responsive lock screen over a cluttered lock screen that is confusing to handle.

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