Meet the Flipboard Widget for iOS 10

Jenn de la Vega / September 26, 2016

Our latest update optimizes your daily iPhone and iPad routine for Apple’s iOS 10. One of the most exciting additions is the ability to customize widgets and your Lock Screen. The app refresh is available for iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad mini 2, and iPod touch 6th generation or higher.

Now you can get the latest stories from Flipboard right from your Lock Screen.

Install the iOS 10 Flipboard Widget

Our iOS 10 widget allows you to check Flipboard highlights in your Notification Center or without unlocking your device. All you have to do is add the Flipboard widget and slide right on the new Lock Screen. Since iOS 10 devices will automatically wake when you tap the Home button, you can quickly scan your Cover Stories, Flipboard Picks, The Daily Edition or 10 for Today.

Here’s how to configure your Flipboard widget:

If you have a 3D Touch device (iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus), tap and hold on the Flipboard app icon on your homescreen. You will get a preview and the option to “Add Widget.”

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Additionally, when you’re installing a bunch of new apps at once, you can use 3D Touch to long press on the Flipboard icon to prioritize it in the download process. No more waiting!

For non-3D Touch devices, swipe downward from your Home screen to reveal your Notification Center. You can also swipe to the right to reveal your -1 screen.
Tap the “edit” button and then the green plus sign (+) next to Flipboard.

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Select any story in the Flipboard widget to open it in-app and enjoy. You must be signed in to view and interact with the articles.

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Configure which section you want to see by visiting Flipboard app Settings and then hitting Widget Settings.

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The Flipboard iOS 10 widget will have content localized for Brazil, China, France, Hong Kong, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Korea, Russia, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Tweet us @Flipboard to let us know what you think of our iOS 10 update.

~jdlv co-curates Flip NYC