How can I add widgets to my Home screen?

Widgets are mini ‘apps’ on your Home screen. Hue Essentials gives you the ability to control your lights right from your Home screen.

Adding widgets to your Home screen is as simple as the following:

Android:

  1. Press and hold on an empty space on your Home screen
  2. Tap widgets
  3. Place one of the Hue Essentials widgets

iOS 14 or higher:

At the moment Hue Essentials does not support the new iOS 14 widgets, it is on the wish list for future development. You can add the old widgets like this:

  1. Go to the Today View on your Home screen (1st page)
  2. Scroll to the bottom
  3. Tap the Edit button
  4. Scroll to the bottom again
  5. Tap the Customise button
  6. Choose one of the Hue Essentials widgets by tapping the + icon
  7. Tap Done at the top

iOS 13:

  1. Go to the Today View on your Home screen (1st page)
  2. Scroll to the bottom
  3. Tap the Edit button
  4. Choose one of the Hue Essentials widgets by tapping the + icon
  5. Tap Done at the top