Questions about clock widget

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Hi Everyone!

I have two questions about adding the clock widget:

1. I would like my widget to display certain world clocks that I already added, but the completely wrong clocks display — these clocks aren't even in the list of my world clocks. Anyone know why and more importantly, how do I fix this? I already added and deleted it multiple times.

2. I'm trying to stack my clock widget. I added this widget in today view and successfully stacked another widget so I don't know what I'm doing wrong.... I stacked outlook and tasks, and I also wanted to add clock to that stack, but I can't.... Can anyone suggest something I can try?

Looking forward to making my work iPad a more viable tool for productivity!

Thanks,

Wenwei

PS

Just randomly found out that I can stack clock with another widget, but I can't add it to the stack I want.... Why is that?

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Submitted by Yvonnezed on Friday, November 12, 2021

I actually don't have a lot of experience with that widget, but I'll try to help a bit.

I'm honestly not sure why it's ignoring the clocks you have configured and using those random ones, but you can fix it in the widget itself. First, add a world clock, either the single one or the multiple clock one. Don't use the first one that shows your own time, you can't configure that one to do anything. Second, go out of edit mode. triple tap on the clock widget, and choose configure widget. You should see each clock as a button. Double tap on the clock you want to change and you should get a list. Best thing to do, probably, is get to the top of that list and use the search box - it looks a lot like the list you chose the world clocks from in the first place. It's a little hard to get out of there - use the two finger scrub to get out of the list.

If you chose the multiple clock widget, you can reorder them in here, too. Oh, and if you can't close the widget config screen, just use the home gesture, it should get you out and save your changes.

As for the stacking thing, I have no idea. The only thing I can think of is that it might be a smart stack, and I think you have to triple tap on those to configure them rather than just dropping things on them, but I'm not entirely sure. The other thought is that there might be a limit to how many widgets you can stack.

Hi, Yvonnezed .

Thank you so much for this thorough response! I was able to rearrange my home screen the way I wanted, and my clock widget now displays the relevant world clocks! To be honest, it didn't even occur to me to explore context menus because I followed the widgets podcast tutorial to the letter.

Submitted by Yvonnezed on Friday, November 12, 2021

Glad it helped. Most widgets can be configured that way, but it's a bit confusing having to stop editing the homescreen to edit the widget. You'd think adding and editing a widget should be one thing, ☺️.