How to Add Reminder & Weather Desktop Widgets Mac (Sonoma)

If you want to keep real-time track of your essentials related to an app, why waste your time accessing the app every time to keep yourself updated? If you wish to keep track of your upcoming events without jumping to the Mac Reminder App or want to monitor the weather at a glance, the Mac Desktop widgets cover everything for you. Here’s how you can add reminder & weather widgets to your Mac Desktop.

Also, check it, How to Add Reminder Widget to iPhone Home screen.

Desktop Widget on Mac: Reminder, Weather & more…

Remember, your Mac needs to be updated to macOS Sonoma to add reminder & weather widgets to the Desktop. Please read our guide on how to update macOS

3 Ways to Add Reminder & Weather Widgets to Mac Desktop

You can add interactive widgets of Reminder & Weather in three different ways: by right click from the Notification Center & drag-drop widgets directly from Notification Center. We’ve covered all of them.

Way 1: Using the right-click

1→ On your Mac desktop, right-click on any empty spot.
2→ Click on Edit Widgets.

Edit Widgets screen on Mac
Edit Widgets screen on Mac

3→ From the Widget Gallery, search for Reminder or Weather Widget in the left sidebar. 

Reminders Widget on Desktop Mac
Reminders Widget on Desktop Mac

Now from the right pane, select the desired Widget Style and select Green + Icon over it. Alternatively, you can drag and drop it to Desktop. If widgets are broken on your desktop after performing the steps above, read our article on how to fix Widgets not working on Mac.

Reminder Widget On Desktop Mac
Reminder Widget On Desktop Mac

Tip: If you want to change the size of your Reminder or Weather Widget, right-click on the Widget and select Large, or Medium, or Small

Way 2: Using the Notification Center

  1. Click on Time next to the Control Center in the menu bar.
  2. At the bottom, select Edit Widgets Button. You will now have access to the Widget Gallery.
  3. Select the Reminder or Weather widget from the left sidebar.
  4. Click on desired Widget Style, then click on the Green + Icon. Alternatively, you can drag and drop it to Desktop. 

Way 3: From Notification Center

If you’ve already added the interactive widget of Weather or Reminder in the notification center, you can directly drag-drop the widgets right from there; click on Time next to the Control Center in the menu bar. From the Notification Center, firmly drag and drop Reminder or Widgets to the desired location on the Desktop. That’s It!

Steps to remove widgets from the Mac Desktop

If you feel an interactive widget of Reminder or Weather is no longer needed and are willing to remove it, Right-click on the Widget and then select Remove Widget from the prompt.

Remove Reminder Widget from Desktop Mac
Remove Reminder Widget from Desktop Mac

That’s how simple it is.

How to change the location of Weather Widgets on your Mac

Is your Mac weather widget channel showing the wrong location? Fuss not, you can change it in no time. Here’s how.

1→ For this, right-click the Weather Widget; as soon as you do so, you will see the Edit Widget Option.
2→ Click on Edit Widget Option. 

Edit Weather Widget on Desktop Mac
Edit Weather Widget on Desktop Mac

3→ Select Location from the edit screen.

Change Default Location in Weather Desktop Widget
Change Default Location in Weather Desktop Widget

4→ Search and select the location you want to monitor. 

Change Default Location in Widget Mac
Change Default Location in Widget Mac

5→ At last, click on Done. 

Set New Location on Weather Desktop Widget
Set New Location on Weather Desktop Widget

That’s It!

How to change default reminder in Reminder Widget on Mac

1→ For this, right-click on the Reminder Widget; as soon as you do so, you will see the Edit Widget Option. Click on Edit Widget Option. 

Edit Reminder Widget on Desktop Mac
Edit Reminder Widget on Desktop Mac

2→ Select Reminders.

Change Default Reminder in Reminder Desktop Widget Mac
Change Default Reminder in Reminder Desktop Widget Mac

3→ Search and select the reminder you want to see on your Reminder Widget.

Change Default Reminder settings on Desktop mac
Change Default Reminder settings on Desktop mac

4→ At last, click on Done.

Save the Widget settings on Mac
Save the Widget settings on Mac

Final Thought!

If you want to add the widgets to your Mac desktop, macOS Sonoma allows you to do so that easily. That way, you can see the information about your upcoming event or monitor the weather right from your Desktop. Also, if you are fond of taking notes of your daily to-do task, read our article on how to add Notes to your Desktop.

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