One of the "new" features Apple introduced in iOS 8 was the ability to add widgets to Notification Center. I know, I know--Android has had those for years. True, and I've never really been a big fan of how they are implemented in Android either. Personally, I've never really used them much during my "Android experiment." Perhaps it's because
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One of the “new” features Apple introduced in iOS 8 was the ability to add widgets to Notification Center.  I know, I know–Android has had those for years.  True, and I’ve never really been a big fan of how they are implemented in Android either.  Personally, I’ve never really used them much during my “Android experiment.”  Perhaps it’s because being a life-long Mac and iOS user I never had the opportunity to use them, nor did I wish that I could.  Or, perhaps they’re just over-rated.

As of right now, there are only 32 apps in the App Store that are capable of being added to Notification Center on your iPhone.  That number is bound to grow very quickly, but at the moment it’s only small collection of apps.  Having said that, now is a good time to get on board and give it a try to see if you like the feature, because your list of potentially compatible apps will only be limited by the number of apps on your iPhone.

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To view what apps are compatible widgets, activate Notification Center by first pulling down from the top of your iPhone screen.  Next, make sure you have the “Today” tab selected.  Depending how you have your iPhone set up, there might already be a few “stock” Apple widgets populated her already.  Either way, now select “Edit” at the bottom of the screen to the apps that are included in your widget, and those that are not included, but can be added and re-ordered at any time.

In addition, when you add an app a a later date that is also compatible with widgets in Notification Center, you will see a message at the bottom of your list alerting you to that end.  Whether you choose to add it to your active list of widgets, the app will remain in the Do not include list.

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