How to customize your Lock Screen widgets in iOS 10

How to customize your iPhone's Lock Screen widgets in iOS 10.

iOS 10 brings quite a few changes to the iPhone's Lock Screen, including raise to wake, rich notifications and widgets among others. Whereas widgets were only available in Notifications in previous iOS versions, they are now available in the Spotlight screen, which is accessible from both your Lock Screen and Home Screen.

Add System Status Info to the Notification Center

iPhone owners looking to get system stats can add an array of meters directly to the Notification Center. Stock iOS hides much of this information from the user, but NCMeters seeks to change this on jailbroken devices. In addition to free storage space, additional information can be added at a glance.


Meters to choose from include CPU usage, RAM available, free disk space, upload speed and download speed. Once the tweak is installed from Cydia, these meters can be enabled, disabled and reordered under Settings -> NCMeters. Customizations include different colors for both the meter icons and text.

Get the Verizon Data Usage Widget for iOS 8

Verizon Wireless customers with devices running iOS 8 can now get data plan usage statistics right in the Notification Center. The latest version of My Verizon Mobile, available free on the App Store, provides a data usage widget. Once the widget is added, current data usage for the billing period is displayed when Notification Center is invoked.

iOS 8 widget Verizon Wireless

My Verizon Mobile already provides many functions for iPhone and iPad users looking to pay their bill, check voice calling and text message statistics, and manage features on their accounts. Getting the data meter is as simple as updating the app to version 3.13.4 or later, and then adding the widget to Notification Center.
Click here for more information on how to add widgets to Notification Center.


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