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Solved: How do I fix iPhone/iPad Color Widgets app not working on iOS 16?

Problem Symptom

Color Widgets iOS app allows user to customize, add stylized widgets, and custom icons to the iPhone or iPad home screen. Recently a lot of users reported Color Widgets app not working properly.

Solved: How do I fix iPhone/iPad Color Widgets app not working on iOS 16?

If you’re having issues with Color Widgets app on iOS 16, follow the below pre-checks and solution steps to resolve it on iPhone or iPad.

Content Summary

Potential Causes
Pre-check
Solution 1: Perform force restart
Solution 2: Update Color Widgets app on iPhone/iPad
Solution 3: Install the latest iOS update
Solution 4: Change language and region
Solution 5: Toggle off Low Power Mode setting
Solution 6: Toggle off Low Data Mode setting
Solution 7: Enable Background App Refresh for Color Widgets app
Solution 8: Add another widget
Solution 9: Remove then re-add Color Widgets app
Solution 10: Delete then re-install Color Widgets app
Solution 11: Reset all settings
Solution 12: Erase all content and settings

Potential Causes

  • Outdated app or software.
  • Back ground activity blocked by Low Power Mode, Low Data Mode, or Background App Refresh function.
  • Bugs or issues with the customizations.
  • Corrupted cache or background service issues.
  • Misconfigured settings.

Pre-check

Color Widgets control over the information displayed in other widgets such as show or hide battery information, changing time format, temperature unit, and more. Perform below pre-checks to change and fix time, temperature, battery information, and image formats in Color Widgets before getting started with the resolution steps.

Change time format in Color Widget app

Step 1: Open the Color Widgets app.

Step 2: Go to the Settings > Widget Settings.

Step 3: Tap and switch between the 12hr Time format or the 24hr Time format.

Tap and switch between the 12hr Time format or the 24hr Time format.

Change temperature unit in Color Widget app

Step 1: Open the Color Widgets app.

Step 2: Go to the Settings > Widget Settings.

Step 3: Tap and switch between °Fahrenheit and °Celsius.

Tap and switch between °Fahrenheit and °Celsius.

Toggle show or hide battery information in Color Widget app

Step 1: Open the Color Widgets app.

Step 2: Go to the Settings > Widget Settings.

Step 3: Tap and switch to Show Battery or Hide Battery.

Tap and switch to Show Battery or Hide Battery.

Toggle darken or original photo display in Color Widget app

Step 1: Open the Color Widgets app.

Step 2: Go to the Settings > Widget Settings.

Step 3: Tap and switch to Original Photo or Darken Photo.

Tap and switch to Original Photo or Darken Photo.

Solution 1: Perform force restart

Follow below steps to force restart the iPhone/iPad:

Step 1: Press and release Volume Up button.

Step 2: Press and release Volume Down button.

Step 3: Press and hold Sleep/Wake button.

Step 4: Keep holding the Sleep/Wake button till the Apple logo show.

Step 5: Let go and let the device restart as usual.

Solution 2: Update Color Widgets app on iPhone/iPad

Perform below steps to check for Color Widgets app update and install it if available:

Step 1: Open the Apple App Store.

Step 2: Go to the Apple ID > AVAILABLE UPDATES.

Step 3: If an update is available for Color Widgets, tap on the Update button to download and install the update for Color Widgets app.

If an update is available for Color Widgets, tap on the Update button to download and install the update for Color Widgets app.

Solution 3: Install the latest iOS update

Perform below steps to check for iOS software update and install it if available:

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to the General > Software Update.

Go to the General > Software Update.

Step 3: Download and install iOS software updates if available.

Solution 4: Change language and region

Temporarily change the language and region settings can restart certain background services required by third-party widgets which may fix the Color Widgets app issue.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to the General > Language & Region.

Step 3: Tap the Region and choose a different region.

Step 4: Tap the Add Language… option to add a different language.

Tap the Add Language… option to add a different language.

Step 5: Set the language as the primary language.

Note: Recommend to use the language that you understand so that later easier for you to switch back to the previous language.

Step 6: Perform force restart for your device.

Step 7: If the Color Widgets app working properly after device restarts, you can revert back to the previous used language and region settings.

Solution 5: Toggle off Low Power Mode setting

Low Power Mode function may cause issues with certain elements of Color Widget app like weather data, location data, reminders, and more. Perform below steps to disable Low Power Mode setting:

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to the Battery.

Step 3: Toggle off the Low Power Mode option to disable it.

Toggle off the Low Power Mode option to disable it.

Alternatively, you can use the Control Center to turn off the Low Power Mode on the iPhone.

Solution 6: Toggle off Low Data Mode setting

Low Data Mode function can prevent the third-party widgets apps such as Color Widgets app from using data in the background for updating its information. Perform below steps to disable Low Data Mode setting:

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to the Cellular > Cellular Data Options.

Step 3: Toggle off the Low Data Mode option to disable it.

Toggle off the Low Data Mode option to disable it.

Solution 7: Enable Background App Refresh for Color Widgets app

The Background App Refresh function can prevent background activity required by Color Widgets app to function. Perform below steps to disable Background App Refresh setting:

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to the General > Background App Refresh.

Go to the General > Background App Refresh.

Step 3: Check the toggle for Color Widgets. If it is disabled, then tap on it to enable the Background App Refresh function for Color Widgets app.

Solution 8: Add another widget

As the current widget app could be facing bugs or issues with customizations, adding a default widget will help to determine whether the issue happen to the current widget or the Color Widgets app. Follow below steps to add another widget:

Step 1: Tap and hold on the home screen.

Step 2: Go to the Plus (+) > Color Widgets > Add Widget to add another widget.

Go to the Plus (+) > Color Widgets > Add Widget to add another widget.

Step 3: If the newly added widget works as intended, then you can try to customize it like before or re-add the previous widget.

Solution 9: Remove then re-add Color Widgets app

If the widget app is not updating information or showing incorrect information, re-add the widget app to the home screen or Today View may help to fix the issue. Perform below steps to remove then re-add Color Widgets app:

Step 1: Tap and hold on the Color Widgets app.

Step 2: Select the Remove Widget > Remove.

Select the Remove Widget > Remove.

Step 3: Perform force restart for your device before adding Color Widgets app again.

Step 4: Tap and hold on the home screen.

Step 5: Go to the Plus (+) > Color Widgets > Add Widget to re-add Color Widgets app.

Solution 10: Delete then re-install Color Widgets app

The Color Widgets app may face cache or background service issues. Follow below steps to re-install the Color Widgets app:

Step 1: Tap and hold on the Color Widgets app icon.

Step 2: Select the Delete App > Delete.

Select the Delete App > Delete.

Step 3: Perform force restart for your device before install Color Widgets app again.

Step 4: Open the Apple App Store.

Step 5: Search for Color Widgets app or use this link [Color Widgets] to download and install Color Widgets.

Solution 11: Reset all settings

Misconfigured settings may cause issues with the Color Widgets app on iPhone/iPad. Perform below steps to reset all the iOS settings.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to the Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset All Settings.

Go to the Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset All Settings.

Step 3: Enter the device passcode to verify your choice.

Step 4: iPhone/iPad will automatically restart and reset all settings.

Solution 12: Erase all content and settings

Note: Recommended to back up iPhone/iPad before proceed to erase all content and settings.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Go to the Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings> Continue.

Go to the Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings> Continue.

Step 3: Enter the device passcode to verify your choice.

Step 4: Enter the Apple ID and password to turn off the Find My function if you have it enabled.

Step 5: iPhone/iPad will automatically restart, reset all settings, and return all to the factory default settings.

Step 6: Set up iPhone/iPad as new and try using the Color Widgets app again before restore your backup.

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