One UI 5.0 modernized many aspects of Samsung’s mobile user experience. One of the latest additions to this One UI update is the Widget Stacks feature. It elevates the home screen widgets to a new level and cleans up the user interface.
As the name suggests, stacked widgets allow you to add home screen widgets on top of each other. It works with Samsung and third-party widgets as long as they can fit in the same area.
If you’re new to One UI 5.0, here’s everything you need to know to create your own stacked home screen widgets.
One UI 5.0: create stacked widgets
First, you will need to add a widget to the home screen. You can do this by long-pressing an empty area on the home screen (or pinching the home screen), accessing “Widgets”, and selecting the one you want to add, after which you can resize it to your liking (within the boundaries of the widget).
It is important to remember that future widgets that you want to stack on top of the first will be resized to fit the same area. In other words, all stacked widgets take up the same amount of space on the home screen, and the original widget will be the one that governs this setting.
To create stacked widgets, long press the existing widget on the home screen and select “Create a stack.” Next, choose the desired widget and tap “Add.”
You can add more widgets to the stack by long pressing on the widget and selecting “Edit stack.” From this screen, you can also choose whether or not you want the stack to automatically rotate between widgets.
Below is a screen recording showing how you can create, edit and delete stacked widgets on your home screen in One UI 5.0.
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