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How to create custom widgets

Customise existing widgets even on an unrooted phone

Create a custom widget

Create a custom widget

Custom widgets can be configured with rooted devices, but not all devices, of course, are rooted. To customise the look of existing widgets on your phone or tablet, UCCW – Ultimate Custom Widget, free from Google Play with in-app purchases, is a good place to start.

A selection of widgets can be reconfigured with skins, which can also be downloaded from the Play Store. By applying them to the widgets, you can drastically revise the look of your Android device’s home screen.

For instance, you might add a new clock widget with text that differs for each time or calendar element. The size and shape can be adjusted, and hotspots added to the widget that will launch a particular app when tapped. To add the saved custom widget, open the add widget view on the home screen as usual, select UCCW, and this will display any custom widgets you have saved, which can then be added.