How to Easily Disable Widgets On Your iPhone’s Lock Screen

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Are you looking for a way to disable the widget screen on your iPhone? The widget screen can be a great place to keep your most used apps, but it can also be a bit of an eyesore or a productivity killer if you’re not careful. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to turn off this feature so that you don’t have to deal with it any longer. Here’s how to do it!

First, open the Settings app on your iPhone. Once you’re in the Settings app, scroll down and tap on the ‘Display & Brightness option. This will bring up a new page with several options related to how your iPhone looks and behaves.

On this page, scroll down until you find the ‘Widgets’ section. In here, you’ll see two options: ‘Show Widget Screen’ and ‘Turn Off Widget Screen’. Tap on the ‘Turn Off Widget Screen’ option and confirm that you want to turn it off by tapping on the ‘Turn Off’ button at the bottom of the screen.

That’s all there is to it! After completing these steps, your Widgets screen will no longer appear when swiping left from your home or lock screens. If at any point you decide that you want to re-enable it, just follow these same steps and toggle back on the ‘Show Widget Screen’ option instead of ‘Turn Off’.

We hope this guide was helpful in showing you how easy it is to disable or enable your Widgets screen on your iPhone! If you have any questions or comments about this tutorial, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

Turning Off the Widget Screen on an iPhone

Yes, you can turn off the widget screen on your iPhone. To do this, open the Settings app and go to the Notifications menu. You will see a list of all of your widgets. Tap the toggle switch next to each widget to disable it. This will prevent it from appearing on the widget screen.

Disabling Lock Screen Widgets

To disable lock screen widgets, go to your device Settings > Security & Location > Lock Screen Preferences. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap the toggle switch next to Widgets to turn it off. That will disable all lock screen widgets on your device.

Turning Off Widgets on iPhone 13

To turn off widgets on your iPhone 13, open the Home Screen, then long press on the widget you want to remove. From the quick actions menu that appears, tap Remove Widget (or Remove Stack), then tap Remove. Once you have removed all the widgets you no longer need, you should be able to access your Home Screen with all the widgets turned off.

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Removing Widgets from Lock Screen on iOS 16

To remove widgets from the Lock Screen of your iOS 16 device, follow these steps:
1. Unlock your device using Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode.
2. Once the Lock Screen appears, tap and hold any point on the screen.
3. You will see a row of widgets highlighted at the bottom of the screen.
4. Next to each widget in this row, you will see a minus (-) icon.
5. To remove a widget from your Lock Screen, simply tap on its minus icon and it will be removed from view.
6. Repeat this process for as many widgets as you wish to remove from your Lock Screen.
7. Once you are finished, click on the Home button to exit the Lock Screen and save your changes.

Removing Widgets from an iPhone 11 Lock Screen

To remove widgets from your iPhone 11 lock screen, first, tap on the Wallpaper option. Then, tap on the lock screen preview. You will see a widget box below the lock screen clock. Tap on the minus (-) icon in the top left corner of this widget box. This will remove all of the widgets from this block that you have selected. If you wish to remove any additional widgets, simply repeat this process until all of them have been removed.

Unable to Remove Widgets From the Home Screen

If you are having difficulty removing widgets from your Home Screen, it is likely because you do not have an icon or menu on the Home Screen that allows for this option. To remove a widget from your Home Screen, drag your finger with the widget to the top of your screen and an icon or menu should appear. If it does not appear, then it is not possible to remove the widget from your Home Screen. In order to be able to remove a widget from your Home Screen, you must first have an icon or menu that provides the option to do so.

Changing Widget Settings on an iPhone

To change the widget settings on your iPhone, first touch and hold the widget to open the quick actions menu. Then tap ‘Edit Widget’ to open the settings. From there you can customize the look and content of your widget by changing its size, color, layout, and more. Once you’ve made your desired changes, tap outside of the widget to exit and save your changes.

Removing Widgets from Home Screen on iOS 15

To remove a widget from your home screen in iOS 15, you will first need to touch and hold the widget that you would like to delete. Once you have done this, a menu should appear with the option to ‘Remove Widget’. Tap this option and then confirm by tapping ‘Remove’ to delete the widget from your home screen.

Changing Widget Settings

To change your widget settings, tap and hold the widget. Then, tap “Widget settings” to enter the settings menu. Here, you can adjust your preferred settings using the various options available. For instance, you can slide the bar left or right to adjust the transparency of the widget’s background. When you’re finished making your changes, press the return arrow to exit the widget settings menu and save your new settings.


In conclusion, disabling the widget screen on an iPhone can be a useful way to declutter your device and save battery life. To do this, simply press and hold the widget you want to remove, then tap Remove Widget and confirm. Additionally, you can rearrange or delete lock screen widgets by swiping to the one you want to move, pressing and holding it, then dragging it into the desired order. With this simple process, you can easily customize your iPhone and make sure it looks exactly how you want.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.