How to Change the Picture in a Photo Widget (iOS 17.3.1)

Widgets on iPhone let you access your favorite app. Besides this, Widgets are also a great way to personalize your iPhone’s home & lock screen just as you want. And with every update, Widgets update keeps on improving. 

You can select a single or combine widget at a time. If you are willing to customize things even further, for instance, want to change the picture in a photo widget, then this article is for you. Read our guide on how to change the picture in a photo widget on an iPhone running the latest iOS.

How to Add Photos Widget With Specific Album in iOS 17

After updating to iOS 17, users can now access various new features in the Photos app. One such feature allows users to add a specific album to the iPhone home screen widget. The album can shuffle throughout the day. Follow the steps given below to add your favorite pictures album to your iPhone home screen.

Step #1. Tap and hold on to the home screen.
Step #2. Tap the (+) icon that appears in the left upper corner.

Tap and hold on to the home screen tap the (+) icon that appears in the left-upper corner on iphone

Step #3. Scroll down the screen to tap Photos widget.
Step #4. Now swipe to the left side to access the Album widget (you can find small, medium, and large size widget styles)
Step #5. Choose one of your desired and tap on Add Widget
Step #6. Finally, the photo widget looks on the home screen, Tap Done to exit the edit mode.

Scroll photo tap on add widget finally, the photo widget looks on the home screen tap done on iphone

That’s it. Please don’t forget to share your experience in the comment below.

As of right now, there is no option or settings available to choose the Photos that you wish to see in the Photos Widget, which means, you cannot customize the Photos Widget in the latest iOS. Therefore, the Photos Widget will use the Featured Photos and Memories to show on the Photos Stack.

But as a bonus point, you can remove photos you don’t want to see as a featured photo iPhone widget. To do that,

Step #1. Tap on the Photos widget.
Step #2. The Photos app will open with a recent featured picture. Tap on For You.

Press and hold click on for you on iphone

Step #3. Press and hold on to the featured photos and scroll the screen to tap on Remove from Featured Photos.

Select images click on scroll remove from featured photos on iphone

Steps on How to Edit Photos Widget on iPhone

  1. Long-press the Photos Widget on the iPhone Home screen.
  2.  Select the Edit Widget option on the pop-up screen.
  3. Tap on Albums
Press and hold tap on edit widget click favorites on iphone
  1. Now tap on the other album.
  2. Tap on the blank space to exit edit mode.
Select protrait now home screen on picture on iphone

How to Remove Photos Widget from iPhone Home Screen

  1. Touch and hold the Photos Widget on the Phone home screen.
  2.  Tap Remove Widget.
  3.  Again, tap Remove.
Press and hold click on remove widget tap remove on iphone

That’s it.

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood, a Wellington-based journalist, excels in covering Apple and tech trends. With a diverse background in public safety, government, and education reporting, her insights bridge multiple disciplines, offering readers a well-rounded perspective on today's technological advancements. Contact Her Team:- [OR]

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