If you haven’t started putting widgets on your iPhone Home screen yet, then you might not realize how useful they can be.
There are a number of different widget options on the iPhone 13, including some that are related to the phone’s default Clock app.
Our tutorial below will walk you through the steps for how to add an iPhone 13 alarm widget to your device’s lock screen.
How to Add the iPhone 13 Next Alarm Widget
- Tap and hold on to the Lock Screen.
- Touch the Customize button.
- Select the Lock Screen.
- Choose the Add Widgets button.
- Tap the Clock option.
- Swipe left until you get to the Next Alarm menu.
- Choose the widget you want.
Our guide continues below with additional information about how to add the iPhone 13 alarm widget to the lock screen, including pictures of these steps.
An iPhone 13 that is using the iOS 16 operating system has access to some useful tools called widgets.
These widgets give you a convenient way to display specific types of information on your lock screen so that you can see if without unlocking the device.
One of the widgets is related to the Alarm part of the default Clock app, and it can show you information about the next scheduled alarm on your device.
Our guide below will show you how to add the next alarm widget to the iPhone 13 lock screen with just a few steps.
Related: This how to change alarm sound on iPhone 13 article will show you how to edit an existing alarm to use a different alarm tone.
How to Put an Alarm Widget on the Lock Screen (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 16 operating system.
Step 1: Tap and hold in an empty space on your lock screen.
Step 2: Touch the Customize button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Select the Lock Screen option if you have linked your lock screen and home screen.
If you haven’t linked these items, then you can skip this step.
Step 4: Choose the Add Widgets button under the time near the top of the screen.
Step 5: Scroll down and choose the Clock option.
Step 6: Swipe through the Clock app widgets until you get to the card that says Next Alarm at the top.
Step 7: Tap the alarm widget that you want to add to the lock screen.
Note that there are two different styles of iPhone alarm widgets, so you can pick whichever style you like more.
Once the widget is on the lock screen, you can exit out of the widget menu.
Now that you know how to add the next alarm widget to the iPhone Home screen, you will be able to see information about your next scheduled alarm without even unlocking your device.
If you try out the iPhone alarm widget and decide that you don’t like it or that you want to try the other widget style, then you can tap and hold on the lock screen, then choose the Customize button.
You can then touch the widget section on the lock screen, then tap the minus icon on the top-left corner of the widget to remove it.
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