Where is the “Up Next” Widget in iOS 14?

Having trouble trying to locate the ‘Up Next’ Widget in iOS 14?

The new iOS 14 and watchOS 7 have been a rollercoaster of new features for Apple users. For Apple Watch users, the Handwashing feature, Sleep Tracker, and new gym modes are one of many welcome additions to the handy gadget.

For iPhone users, iOS 14 came jam-packed with features like the new App Library, widget customizations, camera software upgrades, and much more! You can refer to their website for the full list of updates.

To be frank, the ‘Up Next’ widget was removed by Apple for iOS 14. They have not released any official reason for this, but a lot of users are definitely complaining.

In this article, we will try to replicate what the ‘Up Next’ widget did for you and get you familiar with how widgets can be customized in iOS14. Most importantly, we’ll provide a link to Apple’s feedback form so you can let them know what you think about the ‘Up Next’ widget being removed.

Let’s get started!

 

Where is The ‘Up Next’ Widget in iOS 14?

Apple’s new operating system released with a lot of great features, but came together with some questionable choices. A feature that Apple removed from iPhone and iPad users is the ‘Up Next’ widget.

where is the up next widget in ios 14

If you’re the type to use your Calendar, Reminders, and Alarms religiously, then you’ll understand how much that little widget means to us users. Thus far, Apple has not released any information regarding its decision to remove the widget.

If you wish for Apple to restore the ‘Up Next’ widget in iOS 14, you can try sending them your sentiments via their feedback form. The following method will guide you with the link and instructions on how to do so.

 

Let Apple Know What You Think.

Apple’s decision to remove the ‘Up Next’ widget has been heavily debated against by iPhone and iPad users. Taking a glance at the forum will show you a lot of threads with users who want the widget back. If you feel the same way, then you can send Apple a feedback form requesting for the widget to be restored.

Hopefully, with the multitude of users who have also filled up the form, Apple will restore the widget due to popular demand.

Here’s how you can fill up their feedback form:

  1. First, open up this link so you can head over to Apple’s website.
  2. Next, fill in the necessary personal details, and for the Subject text field, you can type ‘Restore Up Next widget’.

apple feedback form

  1. Then, click on the Feedback Type dropdown and select Feature Request.
  2. Now, fill in the Comments section with your opinion regarding the ‘Up Next’ widget.
  3. This is an optional choice but select on iOS 14.0 as the ‘version of iOS you’re currently using’. You can skip the question about the operating system.
  4. Lastly, click on Submit Feedback to submit the form.

With the substantial demand for the restoration of the ‘Up Next’ widget, hopefully, Apple will add it back into the operating system.

 

Calendar And Reminder Widgets.

The best thing we miss about having the ‘Up Next’ widget was being able to see the Calendar, Reminders, and Alarms all in one conveniently arranged widget. As we mourn for the loss of the beloved feature, here’s an alternative way of recreating the widget on your screen.

Although the ‘Up Next’ widget displayed multiple planning applications, we can still create solo widgets for these features. If you don’t know how to add new widgets in iOS 14, here’s a quick brief on how.

Follow these steps to start adding widgets to your home screen:

  1. First, press and hold on any empty part of your home screen. After a while, your apps will start to jiggle.
  2. After that, tap on the Plus sign (+) located at the top-left edge of your screen to add a widget.

  1. Next, a list of all the widgets you can add as well as other basic widgets should be displayed. Scroll down until you can find Calendar or Reminder, whichever you want to add first. You can also search for this by utilizing the Search Bar at the top of your screen.
  2. Once you click on the desired widget, there should be a small slideshow of that widget’s features. Look through these if you want, but tap on Add Widget so you can proceed to add the widget to your home screen.
  3. Finally, repeat this process to add either the Calendar or Reminder widget.

When you’re done with these steps, both the Calendar and Reminder widget will be side by side on your home screen. You can stop there and tap on Done at the top-right corner of your screen, or continue reading to learn how to stack them together.

Stacking your widgets on top of each other will create a ‘folder’ for widgets. You’ll be able to scroll up and down to navigate through multiple widgets without having them all clutter your screen at the same time.

Here’s how you can stack your widgets into a folder:

  1. If you didn’t exit jiggle mode, your apps should still be wiggling around. But in case you did, just press on any empty space on your home screen to enter jiggle mode again.
  2. Next, press and hold on either the Calendar or Reminder widget and drag one on top of the other. This should cause them to stack like a folder, like the picture below.

  1. Lastly, tap on Done to exit jiggle mode and scroll through the widget folder to see if you like it.

This might not be like the unparalleled, irreplaceable, and unique ‘Up Next’ widget, but this is the best that we can do with Apple’s widgets thus far. If you’re having trouble with stacking large widgets, you can read our guide on the subject.

 

Try A Third-Party Alternative.

Apple’s App Store has a lot to offer for its consumers. If the method above didn’t work out for you, you could always try looking for a third-party app with the same features. Most of the time, these applications can be added to your home screen as a widget! Be sure to keep an eye out for those.

Based on our personal experience, we do recommend apps like Fantastical. We suggest looking through articles like this for more in-depth reviews as this should also be worth your while. Third-party apps will often provide you with more features than Apple’s default software. This means you will have a lot of greater options to choose from if you choose to install a third-party alternative.

where is the up next widget in ios 14

As of right now, the best thing you can do about the ‘Up Next’ widget is to send the feedback form to Apple requesting to have it restored. Hopefully, this will come together with the next patch of bug and glitch fixes.

iOS 14 is still populated with a lot of problems, and as the software stabilizes we can also hope to expect that Apple will take into consideration our requests.

Now that you’ve reached the end of this article, we hope that we have answered your question regarding where the ‘Up Next’ widget went on iOS 14. If you have any questions about the article, feel free to leave a comment down below or discuss with our other readers.

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  • Mako Young

    Mako is a staff writer at Saint. He's been writing about tech for more than a decade. When he isn't reading about the latest news on Apple, he's busy studying cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, cloud computing, and other IT-related sectors. His exceptional work graces technology and Apple-related blogs like How-To Geek, VEED.io, Macgasm, onMac, PhotoWorkout, GameRant, and many more. He also has a Bachelors in Computer Science and has been writing since 2018, with over 400 posts published. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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