How to add a progress bar or countdown widget on your iPhone's Home Screen.

Learn how to put countdown widgets on your iPhone’s Home Screen with Pretty Progress.

iPhone showing examples of countdown widgets on its Home Screen

STEP 1

Create or customize your countdown widget in Pretty Progress.

1

Open Pretty Progress.

2

Tap the (+) button to create a new countdown. You can also select and edit an existing countdown.

3

Enter the initial date for your countdown. By default it is today.

4

Enter the final date or deadline of your countdown.

5

Choose if you want the countdown to show the percentage of time or the time in days that has passed or the time that is left.

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You can also choose to count down or to count up. Your countdown will change automatically.

7

Personalise your countdown from the design templates provided. Every design and style has different customisation options. Play with them and create your unique countdown to feel inspired by it.

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Once you are happy with the result, tap "Create" or "Save".

9

You’ll see your countdown on the app Home Screen with all the other countdowns created.

iPhone showing how to create a countdown widget in Pretty Progress

STEP 2

Add your countdown widget on your iPhone’s Home Screen

iPhone showing its Home Screen in jiggle mode

1

Go to any of the pages on your Home Screen.

2

Tap and hold anywhere on the screen until your apps go into jiggle mode.

3

Tap the (+) button at the upper corner of the screen.

iPhone showing widget size selector

4

Search “Pretty Progress” in the list of app widgets by scrolling or writing the app name.

5

Choose the size of the countdown widget you want to add and tap “Add Widget”.

6

Long tap on the widget that has appeared on the screen. Select "Edit widget".

iPhone showing how to edit a widget on the Home Screen

7

Choose the countdown you want on your Home Screen from the selectable list.

8

It is possible to rearrange your Home Screen widgets while you are still in jiggle mode.

9

Tap “Done” when finished.

iPhone showing an example of a countdown widget in the Today View

EXTRA OPTION

Add your countdown widget to your Today View

1

Swipe right until you enter your iPhone’s Today View.

2

Press “Edit”.

3

Tap the (+) button at the upper corner of the screen.

4

Search “Pretty Progress” in the list of app widgets by scrolling or writing the app name.

5

Choose the size of the countdown widget you want to add and tap “Add Widget”.

6

Long tap on the widget that has appeared on the screen. Select "Edit widget".

7

Choose the countdown you want on your Today View from the selectable list.

8

It is possible to rearrange your Today View widgets while you are still in jiggle mode.

9

Tap “Done” when finished.

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