How to use the distance widget in iOS 16

So you want to know how far away your best friend or partner is from you without tracking their location. Or, if you’re a parent, you might want to know how far away your child is from you when he wanders into his favorite store at the mall or, God forbid, gets separated from a large crowd at Disney World. Thanks to a viral TikTok video, there’s a distance widget that lets you do exactly this, but you won’t find it pre-installed with iOS 16. Like any widget, you need to download a special app that allows you to enable it. on your home screen or lock screen. In this case, Widgetable.

Widgetable is a widget application that allows you to edit social widgets to see your friends’ real-time status, such as their mood and distance from you, the latter of which is the subject of this guide. Let’s move on to how you can enable the distance widget (or friend distance widget) so that you can monitor the distance of your friends as you get closer to or further away from them.

The distance widget in iOS 16.

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How to use the distance widget in iOS 16

You probably didn’t know Widgetable existed until you found out about the distance between them widget. So if you haven’t already, go to the App Store and download the Widgetable app. Once done, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Open the widget app.

Step 2: About him lock screen menu, scroll down to the Distance contraption. Contains the subtitle Our Distance followed by the number of miles.

Step 3: tap on the Distance widget, and then touch the Friends right tab. Send your Widgetable code to your friend and ask that friend to do the same so they can be added to your friends list.

Step 4: return to the Distance widget page, tap Select in the box below Select a friend and choose any friend from the list. Once the linking process is complete, save the widget.

Step 5: To go Settings app and scroll down to the Wallpaper tab, then touch personalize on the side of the lock screen.

Step 6: Touch the widget box on the lock screen, scroll down add widgets page to Widgetable and click it. Swipe to the Circle Widget or Rectangular Widget and touch the empty widget to go to the editing page. Select the Friends Distance widget and install it on your lock screen.

If Widgetable’s distance widget still feels like an invasion of privacy, you don’t have to add it to your iOS 16 lock screen, or ask your friends to join. It’s just a fun app to use with a friend or partner who wants to use it too.

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