How to Customize Your iPhone

Ever since iOS 14, it’s easier than ever to make your iPhone your own!

You can finally add widgets on your iPhone, and you can even change the icons of your favorite apps.

This is fantastic for all of us who love design, affording us the ability to have a truly aesthetic smartphone.

How to Change Your iPhone Background

The simplest (and oldest) way to customize your iPhone is to change your Home Screen / Lock Screen background.

It’s super simple: find a good collection of iPhone wallpapers (I love dark iPhone wallpapers as they allow me to use my phone at night without blinding myself) and then simply tap on one of the photos and select “Add to Photos”.

Then, go to your gallery, find the photo you just saved, tap on the “share” button on the bottom left, and choose “Use as Wallpaper…”.


How to Customize Your iPhone Icons

It’s easy to change your iPhone’s icons to custom ones. All you need is the built-in Shortcuts app and a nice app icon pack.

In the Shortcuts app, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the in the bottom corner.
  2. On the “New Shortcut” screen, tap “Add Action“.
  3. In the menu that pops up, search for and select “Open app”.
  4. On the new shortcut pane, tap Choose and select the app you want to open.
    • For instance: Instagram.
  5. Click the … in the corner to access the details screen.
  6. On the details screen, tap Add to Home Screen.
  7. On the preview screen, tap the shortcut name field (under Home Screen Name and Icon).
  8. Delete “New Shortcut” and enter the name of the app. (In our case, “Instagram”).
  9. Tap the icon next to the shortcut name (under Home Screen Name and Icon).
  10. In the edit icon menu that pops up, select Choose photo.
  11. Your photo gallery will pop up. Select a photo you want to use as an icon.
  12. On the preview screen, tap Add.
  13. Now leave Shortcuts and go to your home screen. You should see the app shortcut you created with a custom icon and name.
  14. Remove the original app from your home screen (so it doesn’t show both).

How to Add Widgets to Your iPhone

The simplest way to add widgets to your home screen, is to use the app called WidgetSmith.

It’s a very intuitive app that allows you to have time zone clocks / calendar / weather and more displaying natively inside your home screen.

Hope this post helps you create your very own custom iPhone design!

Leave a comment with your favorite iPhone wallpapers or resources.

Best Ways To Personalize Your Website

When we read an article, or post, we want to feel that human conection. The purpose of the post may be to give an opinion, present an argument, or even just to inform. Regardless of the purpose, as a reader we want to connect with the writer. The information is much easier to digest when we feel like it’s not written by a robot. With that in mind- here are 3 easy ways to personalize your site, to help you better connect with your audience.

Personalize Your Website
  • Add A Signature At The Bottom Of Your Posts

You would be surprised how this slight little addition can really affect your readers. It gives them an instant reminder that YOU are the author. You can also make it a small bio box, that includes a brief summary of who you are, and why you write about this subject. Makes all the difference in someone remembering to subscribe to your posts!

  •  Include Pictures Of Yourself Doing The Things You Are Discussing!

It sounds like common sense, but if you include shots of you doing the things you are talking about, you seem 100 percent more legit. For example if you are doing a review of a hair straightener brush, then add pictures of you using the thing! People will believe you are an expert on the matter if they see you’ve actually tried it! Are you writing about making a lasagna! Put step by step photos so people can follow along. Make sure the images are great and you’ve got a setup for success!

  • Encourage People To Comment By Ending An Article With A Question

If you want your reader to invest in you, you need to start a conversation with them! If you are writing about building a garden, as your readers to comment their favorite thing to grow. And when they do comment, REPLY TO IT! This engagement will help grow your readership and show you are a real person! Consider adding a comment box service like Disqus to make it easy for your readers.

Personalize Your Website

If you’ve got an other tips for ways you have personalized your site please send em our way! Thanks for reading!