iPhone Problems

[Updated] How to Fix News Widget iPhone Missing

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-05-30 / Update for  iPhone Fix

Hello there, I am using an iPhone 6 and since some days, the news widget is gone. I cannot reactivate it via the "add widget" function - the news widget is no longer listed there. I wonder what happened - I did not change any settings, so this should simply not happen.

news widget iphone missing

Widgets make it very easy for you to see what it going on with your device at a glance, access some important stuff or get to certain features quickly. Some have even called widgets the best iOS feature. But sometimes, when you swipe to the left from the home screen expecting to see your well-arranged widgets, you can find that some of them are missing.

iPhone users have reported that sometimes the iPhone news widget disappeared from the widgets section. In this case, there are several troubleshooting solutions you can try. In this article, we share with you some of the most effective solutions to help you get the news widget back.

1. Make Sure the News Widget is Added

Before we try any more radical solutions to fix this problem, you might want to start by simply making sure that the news widget is actually added to the widget's section. To do that, follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Swipe left on the home screen to open the widget's section

Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom and then tap on "Edit."

Step 3: Now check to make sure that the News widget is added. If it not, click on the "+" to add it.

make sure the news widget is added when iphone news widget missing

2. Remove and then Re-add the Widget

If the widget is already added to the notifications panel but is still won't appear, follow these simple steps to remove it and then re-add it.

Step 1: click on the red "-" to remove it and then tap on "Done" to confirm the removal.

Step 2: Now reboot the device and then re-add the news widget.

3. Reboot the iPhone

If removing and then re-adding the news widget doesn't work, try rebooting the device. This is the first line of defense for any problem you may be having with the device.

Step 1: press and hold the sleep/wake button until the slider appears

Step 2: swipe it to turn off the device

Step 3: press and hold the sleep/wake button until you see the Apple Logo on the screen.

power off iphone to fix news widget iphone missing

You can also try to force reboot iPhone is a simple restart failed to work. See how to force restart iPhone.

4. Update the iPhone Software

Updating the iOS firmware can also help you fix the issue quickly and effectively. To update the iOS OTA, follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Open the Settings on your iPhone

Step 2: Tap on "General" and then choose "Software Update."

Step 3: If an update is available, tap on "Download and Install" to install it on the device.

update iphone software if news widget gone on iphone

5. Reset All Settings

If you are still having issues seeing the news widget, you may need to reset all settings on the device. doing this will eliminate any software bug that could be causing the problem. Here's how to do it;

Step 1: Open the settings on your device and then tap on "General."

Step 2: Tap on "Reset > Reset All Settings."

reset all settings to fix news widget iphone missing

Alternative Way to Fix News Widget Gone on iPhone

If you have tried all the solutions above and none of them work, it may be time for a more radical, yet highly effective solution. One of the best third-party tools to help you fix any iOS issues is iOS system recovery software ReiBoot. It helps you fix any iOS stuck issues including a device that is stuck on the Apple Logo, on recovery mode or a device that simply will not function properly.

To use ReiBoot to fix this problem, download and install the program to your computer and then follow these simple steps;

Step 1:Install ReiBoot to your computer and then launch it. Connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cable and in the main window, click "Fix All iOS Stuck."

enter recovery mode to fix news widget iphone missing - reiboot guide

Step 2: Click on "Fi Now" to begin the process and then click on "Download" to download latest firmware for the device.

download firmware package on reiboot to fix news widget iphone missing

Step 3: when the download is complete, click on "Start Repair" and the program will begin fixing the problem immediately.

repairing system on reiboot to fix news widget iphone missing

If you discover that your iPhone news widget has disappeared, the above solutions should help you get it back easily. However, if you still have this issue after trying the above methods, restore iPhone to factory settings or contact Apple for help may be your last choice.