Apple allowed iOS users to customize widgets on their home screen – and it pushed all the limits of creativity for iPhone users. Here we’ve collected a diversity of examples on how people have fun customizing their screens – many of them with the aesthetic app icons from the Icons8 library.

With iOS 14, Apple introduced the big shift in the level of personalization: they reconsidered Widgets and allowed users to pin widgets they want directly on the home screen, with custom icons or images. That boosted the wave of interactivity – and we saw that immediately with thousands of users searching and downloading Icons8 app icons and graphics for that goal.

Yet, in this post, we would prefer to show, not tell. As Twitter is filled with more and more examples of iOS screens with custom widgets, let’s check them here and see how users enjoy yourself with no borders!

Ben used our icons in Cloud style

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Another example of Cloud icons as custom widgets for screens filled with anime motifs.

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Allysa used our icons in Cute Color style.

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Here the cartoonish icons in Doodle style are used.

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And here are various monochrome icons from the Icons8 library

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This example by Courtney features our icons from Hand Drawn collection.

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And here’s just a bunch of more examples of that global creativity flashmob. Looks like Twitter got crazy around the #ios14homescreen hashtag – and we do LOVE this trend!

Need custom graphics to tune your home screen widgets? Check our 140000 icons in 30+ styles, we are sure some will catch your eye and soul. Or enjoy our huge libraries of aesthetic photos and illustrations to make the choice of custom graphics even broader and more diverse!

Try tools for creators by the Icons8 team:


Icons8, a library of about 130K+ icons and clip art images

Offline app icons8

Offline app and plugins to drag’n’drop icons and clip art to any design tools


Moose, the big collection of high-quality stock photos


Ouch! , a library of vector illustrations and collages

Background Remover

Background Remover, AI-based online tool for removing background from any photo

Mega Creator

Mega Creator, online tool for creating visual content from pre-made elements


Fugue, royalty free music for videos of any kind


Lunacy, free graphic design software with built-in design resources

Smart Upscaler

Smart Upscaler, image upscaler to enlarge and enhance images using AI

Generated Photos

Generated Photos, unique, worry-free model photos generated by AI

Also, get the lists of free vector software and free photo editing software.
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