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5 Best Widgets For Pixel 3 XL To Customize Your Home Screen

The new Google Pixel 3 XL is an excellent device, and with its large display, you have plenty of room to customize the screen the way that you want. There’s a lot of ways that you could go about this, such as through icon packs and customer launchers, but today, we’re going to be showing you all of the best widgets that you can use to customize your home screen. Widgets are one of the best ways to customize your home screen, bringing you quick access functionality to different features really easily, and without having to open an app.

So if you’re ready to take your home screen to the next level, then be sure to follow along with us below. We’ve assembled the five best widgets for your Google Pixel 3 XL to make your smartphone really stand out! Let’s dive right in. Here we go!

Google Calendar

If you need a way to easily manage your schedule, upcoming events, and activities, then Google Calendar will be right up your alley. It’s likely already loaded on your smartphone as an Android pre-load app, but if you don’t have it, you can grab it from the Google Play Store for free. Google Calendar is one of the cleanest interfaces on the market for easily managing your days, weeks, months, and even years. However, you don’t always have to pop into Google Calendar to manage your upcoming events and days — Google has actually built a widget that comes with the app automatically so that you can access these things straight from your home screen. You won’t have to open the Google Calendar app ever again! Google Calendar even gives you all different types of grid sizes that you can choose from so that you can make the widget fit alongside the other apps on your screen.

Download it now: Google Play


Coming up next on our list, we’re looking at Spotify. If you love music, this is an app that you have to have on your Google Pixel 3 XL. As one of the biggest streaming services in the music industry right now, Spotify gives you instant access to millions of different songs. Think of a song that you want to play, and chances are, Spotify will have it. Unfortunately, when you’re on the go — such as driving in the car — it’s frustrating trying to get your music to just play. However, with the included Spotify widget that you can place on your Pixel 3 XL home screen, press the Play button to instantly immerse yourself in your favorite tunes. You can play and pause music directly from the widget, and you can even skip or play a previous track.

Download it now: Google Play


Coming up as our third contender for the best widget to customize your Pixel 3 XL’s home screen, we’re taking a look at AccuWeather. This is one that almost everybody needs to have on their smartphone, giving users quick access to temperatures for the day, whether it will rain or snow, and will even warn you of weather advisories. This information is easily accessed within the AccuWeather app, but you can customize your home screen with the included AccuWeather widget — all of that information shows up as highlights in the widget, allowing you to get a quick overview of what’s coming up.

Download it now: Google Play


Coming in in second place on our list is the Google Clock app. This is a wonderful application for managing all of your time needs, such as a general clock, timers, alarms, and more. However, where Google Clock really shines is in the included widget. The widget is versatile, allowing you to place a large digital clock on your screen.The widget also allows you quick access to alarm clocks, timers, and more! Depending on the grid size that you choose, you can even manage multiple timers and alarm clocks.

Download it now: Google Play

Google News

And as our first contender for one of the best widgets for customizing your home screen, we’re taking a look at Google News. Google News is one of the best for providing you with access to real and accurate news. It cuts out the fluff, enabling you to see only the information that you need to know — but where Google News really shines is in the included widget. Place the widget on your home screen, and depending on the grid size you choose, you’ll have quick access to the highlights of the day that you need to know.

Download it now: Google Play


As you can see, there are a lot of excellent apps that come with widgets to customize your Google Pixel 3 XL home screen. We’ve shown you some of the best out there, but there are plenty more on the market that will add more functionality and customization abilities to your home screen.

Do you have a favorite widget you use on your home screen? Let us know what it is in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you!

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