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

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

Phone with examples of countdown widgets

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 or duplicate one from the Library screen.

3

Choose what type of countdown you want. "Date counter" counts until one specific date. "Timer" counts down an amount of time.

4

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

5

If you chose "Date counter", enter the final date or deadline of your countdown. If you chose "Timer" select the amount of time you want to count down.

6

You can optionally choose to repeat your countdown or timer and its frequency. You can also add personal notes to your countdown.

7

Select if you want the countdown or timer to show its progress by percentage or by the time that has passed/left and its time units.

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

9

Personalise your countdown starting from the designs 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" if you are editing a countdown).

11

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

A phone with the screens explaining how to create a countdown

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.

An iPhone showing of to edit a countdown widget

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 iPhone's 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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