A widget on your phone’s home screen or your computer desktop using UC Browser is a useful little piece of code. It gets information from an app or lets you use part of an app without opening it.
But too many widgets clutter your desktop or eat into your phone’s battery life. So how do you get rid of them? We’ll show you for Windows and other platforms.
Removing a widget from a Windows desktop
Right-click the widget and choose Close Gadget on the menu. Or hover your mouse cursor over the widget. When you see its Option Menu appear, click the x at the top.
Removing a widget from a Mac desktop
Hover your mouse on Dock at the bottom of your screen. Click Applications. Select Dashboard. Click the + icon on the bottom left of the screen.
Click on the widget you want to remove and hold. Click on the x in the circle at the top of the widget icon.
Removing a Widget From an Android Home Screen
On your phone’s home screen, press the widget you don’t want until a Remove notification appears. Drag the widget up to the top of the screen until it turns red, and then release it.
On some Android devices, you might have to drag the widget to the bottom of your home screen.
Removing a widget from an iPhone home screen
Tap and hold onto the widget you want to remove to show your options. Choose Remove Widget. If you’re in home screen editing mode, tap the top left corner of the widget. Select Remove to delete it.
Why You Should Not Use Too Many Widgets
Widgets are useful when you want information or want to use some features of an app without opening it. A calendar widget is a good example. But you can have too many.
They can clutter your desktop and shorten your phone’s battery life as they update often. Removing a widget does not remove the app. If you don’t want it, you must uninstall it.