Add devices to an eWeLink widget on the iOS Today View

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To quickly access actions on some eWeLink devices you can add devices to an eWeLink widget on the iOS Today view. This article describes how to do that.

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The screenshots in this Knowledge Base article are provided by fellow community member Jens Kallert, member of the oficial eWeLink Telegram group.
  • Swipe from left to right to get to the most left screen. This is the iOS Today View.
  • Scroll to the bottom.
  • Tap the Edit button. The iOS Today View will scroll to the top and all widgets will start jiggle.
  • Scroll to the bottom again.
  • Tap Customize.
  • Scroll down to eWeLink-Device Shortcuts with a green button in front of it and tap it to add it.
  • To delete the eWeLink widget from the iOS Today View tap the button with the name eWeLink-Device Shortcuts.
  • Scroll to the top of the list. Rearrange the order of the widgets if desired by dragging the rearrange icon .
  • Tap Done at the upper right corner.
  • You can now rearrange widgets more visually by dragging a jiggling widget to the spot where you want to have the widget. You can delete a widget by pressing the gray button at the upper right corner of a widget.
  • After rearranging the widgets tap Done at the upper right corner.
  • Proceed to the instructions below to add devices to the widgets from within the eWeLink app.

To see a more visual presentation of the instructions above you can watch this video by “Do!” on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XR3-K5MQEY It is a generic instruction and thus doesn’t show eWeLink on the lists.

Step 1

  • Go to the Profile screen
eWeLink widget on iOS Today View: Profile screen of eWeLink app
Got to the “Profile” screen

Step 2

  • Scroll a bit to the bottom.
  • Tap Widgets.
eWeLink widget on iOS Today View: Widgets on Profile screen of eWeLink app
Tap “Widgets”

Step 3

  • In the Device Widgets section you can see the currently configured devices for the eWeLink widget on the iOS Today View.
  • Tap Add to manage the devices for the widget.
eWeLink widget on iOS Today View: already added devices to widget
Tap “Add” to manage the devices for the widget.

Step 4

  • Tap on the button in front of a device at the No Device shortcuts created section to add it to the eWeLink widget on the iOS Today View. You can add as many devices as fits on 2 rows on the eWeLink widget on the iOS Today View. This can vary per display size and resolution.
  • Tap on the button in front of a device at the Device shortcuts already created section to delete a device from the eWeLink widget on the iOS Today View.
  • Drag the rearrange button of a device to change the order of the devices on the eWeLink widget for the iOS Today View.
  • Tap Save to save the changes.
eWeLink widget on iOS Today View: Manage devices for eWeLink widget
Tap a device you want to add to the widget
Tap the delete icon to remove a device from the widget
Drag the rearrange icon to change the order of the devices on the widget

The eWeLink widget on the iOS Today View can have 2 states: a collapsed view and an expanded view. Below are examples of the 2 states. You can toggle between the 2 states by pessing the arrow icon in the upper right corner of the eWeLink widget.

Collapsed state

eWeLink widget on iOS Today View: collapsed state
If enough devices are added an expand arrow will show here. Tap it to expand.

Expanded state

eWeLink widget on iOS Today View: expanded state
Tap the arrow icon again to collapse.
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