How to Make a Spotify Widget? – Gbhouse

You can add a Spotify widget to Android, iOS, and iPadOS. 

Quick Answer:

  • On Android, press and hold the home screen, tap Widgets, and choose Spotify from the list.
  • If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, tap + > Spotify > Add Widget, then drag the widget into position.

In the following article, you will discover how you can create a Spotify widget for Android and iOS.


How Do I Add Spotify to My Home Screen?

Android devices and tablets, iPhones, and iPads all support adding Spotify to the home screen. It’s like a mini-app or an extension of an app that runs directly on your home screen. There are some differences between Android and Apple in the way widgets are handled, but Spotify widgets are available for Android and Apple users. Adding the Spotify widget is similar to adding any other widget on your device if you first install the Spotify app on your phone or tablet.

How Do I Add a Spotify Widget to an iPhone or iPad?

It is possible to add the Spotify widget to your iPhone or iPad home screen. First, you need to install Spotify on your iPhone. After installing and setting up Spotify on your computer, you can add it to your home screen.

Important: You can add a Spotify widget to iPhone by following the screenshots below. This also works on iPadOS.

To add a Spotify widget to your iPhone:

  • Press and hold an empty space on your iPhone home screen.
  • Click the + icon
  • Select Spotify by scrolling down
Open Spotify
Open Spotify App

Important Note: An automatically populated widgets menu appears at the top. Tap Spotify if it appears there rather than scrolling down.

  • Choose a widget style by swiping left and right.
  • Once you’ve selected a style, tap Add Widget.
  • Drag and drop the Spotify widget where you want.
Swipe and drag the widget you want to add
Swipe and drag the widget you want to add
  • After you’ve positioned the widget the way you’d like, tap a blank spot on your home screen.
  • Tap the widget to use it.
Click on the widget to use it
Click on the widget to use it
  • Choose a song, playlist, or podcast.
  • In the widget, you will see your selection.
Select a song playlist or podcast
Select a song playlist or podcast

Note: If you tap the widget, you can see the full Spotify app at any time.

How Do I Add a Spotify Widget to an Android Phone?

Android phones and tablets also allow you to add Spotify to your home screen. Unlike iPhone widgets, Android widgets let you pause and skip tracks directly from the widget, so you can control Spotify from there. In order to add the Spotify widget, you must first install and set up the Spotify app.

On Android, follow these steps to add a Spotify widget:

1. On your home screen, hold down a blank area.

2. Click Widgets.

3. Choose one of the Spotify widgets.

Add widget to android phone
Add widget to android phone

Note: There are many widgets available in this menu, so you’ll probably have to scroll down to find Spotify.

4. Simply drag the Spotify widget to wherever you want it to appear.

5. Resize the widget by dragging its dots

6. Tap any blank area of the home screen when you have the widget sized and positioned as you like it

How to Add Widget to Android home screen
How to Add Widget to Android home screen

7. Click on the Spotify widget to use it

8. Start a playlist or song, then return to the home screen

9. On your home screen, you can select back, pause/play, and forward to control playback

Control Whole widget from home screen
Control Whole widget from home screen

How Do I Remove the Spotify Widget From iPhone or iPad?

In order to remove the Spotify widget from your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

1. Press and hold the Spotify widget

2. Tap Remove Widget

3. Click on Remove

Remove Spotify widget from iphone or ipad
Remove Spotify widget from iphone or ipad

How Do I Remove the Spotify Widget From Android?

In order to remove the Spotify widget from your Android device, simply follow these steps:

1. Press and hold the Spotify widget

2. At the top of the screen, drag the widget to X Remove

3. Simply release the widget, and it will be removed

Remove Spotify widget from Android
Remove Spotify widget from Android

Tip: Tap Undo as soon as possible if you removed the widget by mistake.


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