One of the things I really love about iOS 14 on my iPhone is that I can finally add widgets to any page of the Home Screen. Apple did a beautiful job on making the widget user experience very responsive and fitting those widgets into an otherwise cluttered screen of app icons.
Sadly, the same user experience can’t be appreciated on the iPad, as iPadOS 14 doesn’t let users have widgets on individual Home Screen pages. Instead, widgets are limited to the Today view, just as they always were on iPadOS 13. Bah humbug!
Here to a rescue is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Anywhere Widgets for iPad by iOS developer PoomSmart, which as the name implies, allows iPad users on iPadOS 14 to have widgets anywhere on their Home Screen just as they could on an iPhone with iOS 14.
As depicted in the screenshot examples above and below, these are the same widgets that you’d use on your iPhone, although they can now be aligned with the app icons on your iPad’s spacious display for an augmented Home Screen user experience.
PoomSmart is known for porting novel features to unsupported devices, and fortunately, Anywhere Widgets for iPad doesn’t disappoint in that sector.
Anywhere Widgets for iPad automatically and intelligently adjusts the iPad’s Home Screen icon grid size to 8×6 (or 7×5 when zoomed) to compensate for the dimensional differences that would otherwise hinder widget fitment alongside app icons on the Home Screen. This allows widgets to look like they belong on the Home Screen with proper buffer spacing between the icons and the widgets.
Those interested in trying Anywhere Widgets for iPad can download the tweak for free from PoomSmart’s personal repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak works with jailbroken iPadOS 14 devices whether you’re using the checkra1n or the unc0ver jailbreak, and it’s open source on the developer’s GitHub page for anyone interested in learning more about how it works.
If you’re not already using PoomSmart’s personal repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice with the following URL:
Will you be downloading Anywhere Widgets for iPad on your newly jailbroken iPad on iPadOS 14? Let us know in the comments section down below.