Since the iPhone launched in 2007, we haven’t been able to really customize our homescreens. That is, until the iOS 14 update. If you’re on TikTok, you have seen just how creative iPhone users have gotten and you may be wondering how they cultivated such unique home screens. So today, I wanted to share everything you need to know to totally change your iPhone to fit your style!

And if you like the pastel pink Taylor Swift aesthetic that I went with, scroll to the bottom where I have linked to every image I used 🙂 If pink isn’t your thing, I’d suggest going to Pinterest and searching for images to fit your theme there.

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED

This goes without saying, but make sure your phone is updated to iOS 14. These options aren’t available without it. Next, you will need to download a THESE APPS: WIDGETSMITH & COLOR WIDGETS.

I’d also take the time to clean up your homescreen by moving apps to the APP LIBRARY, a new feature of the update. The app library is a great way to move less-used apps to a more organized place. They are still on your phone, but not cluttering up your screen. You simply press down on your screen until your apps wiggle. Then, click on the – sign on the app and select MOVE TO APP LIBRARY. I’d suggest moving all the apps you plan on changing the cover of to here.

Now… let’s get to customizing!

HOW TO CHANGE APP ICON COVERS

  1. Go to the SHORTCUTS APP and click the + symbol in the top righthand corner
  2. Click ADD ACTION & in the search bar type “open app”
  3. Click OPEN APP & then click CHOOSE
  4. Search for the app you want to change the cover of and tap it
  5. Click the “…” in the upper righthand corner
  6. Click ADD TO HOMESCREEN
  7. Name the app & then click on the app icon that has a blue border around it
  8. Click CHOOSE PHOTO then select the image you want
  9. Click ADD in the upper righthand corner then click DONE

ADDING PHOTOS TO YOUR HOMESCREEN

You’ll do this with the Widgetsmith app

  1. Select the photo you want to feature on your homescreen
  2. Add it to it’s own unique album in photos (I named my albums Widget 1, Widget 2, etc. to make it easier)
  3. Open the Widgetsmith app and click ADD SMALL WIDGET (or medium/large)
  4. Tap on the new widget you created, then tap on it again to see options
  5. Scroll down to PHOTOS IN ALBUM and select it
  6. SELECTED ALBUM will pop up. Scroll to the album you created for that image and click it
  7. Go back to your homescreen and press down until your apps wiggle
  8. Click the + in the upper lefthand corner & scroll down to Widgetsmith
  9. Click ADD WIDGET and tap your screen so wiggle mode goes away
  10. Press down on the new widget and select EDIT WIDGET
  11. Tap WIDGET and all of your images will show up. From here, just select the image you want to feature

ADDING ROTATING IMAGES/WIDGETS TO YOUR HOMESCREEN

You’ll need to have created a couple of WidgetSmith images ahead of time

  1. Press down on your homescreen so your apps begin to wiggle
  2. Click the + button in the upper lefthand corner
  3. Scroll down to Smart Stack and click it / select the size you want (I went with small)
  4. Add it to your homescreen, then drag and drop your WidgetSmith images on top of it
  5. Press down on the widget and select EDIT STACK to adjust the images/widgets to the order you want

ADDING A COLORFUL DATE/TIME WIDGET TO YOUR HOMESCREEN

  1. Open the COLOR WIDGETS app
  2. Select the style you like, then click EDIT WIDGET to customize
  3. Select color, style, font, or ADD PHOTO to set your own background

PINK AESTHETIC APP ICON COVERS

Phone | Email | Safari | Text | Tiktok | Instagram | Camera | Music

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10| 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28

TAYLOR SWIFT QUOTES & BACKGROUNDS

Homescreen Background | Lock Screen Background | Taylor Quote 1 | Taylor Quote 2

I hope this was helpful! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments and I will be publishing a YouTube video on this so be sure to check back soon 🙂

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