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How to get different Photos on Photo Widget on iOS 14 ? [ Solved ]

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create custom photo widget using WidgetSmith

How to show photo or album in Widget Smith

Default Photo widget of iOS 14 do not give enough leverage to its users, for example adding selected photos or a particular album. The default photo widget will collect photo from iPhone Featured photo and memory section. But users do not have any control which pictures will be shown in the photo Widget. There is a third party application which provide a better way of managing photo Widgets in iOS 14 viz Widget Smith.

 WidgetSmith is a really cool application for managing widgets in iOS 14. Widget Smith offer a lot of widgets and you can manage all widgets in one place. Using WidgetSmith you can select a photo widget to show photo, or use weather widget to show  and many more widgets that you can imagine. Best part is is you can edit the Widgets as per your requirement including font colour, shape, size and how to display content in three different sizes. 


create custom photo widget using WidgetSmith
create custom photo widget using WidgetSmith

WidgetSmith is attracting attention of many iPhone users to mange Widets and offer  Custom Photo Widget. Default Photo widget of iPhone do not let you to control which pics or album to show. But Widget Smith Custom Photo Widget Will allow you to select photos, select album, or show a photo.

In this article we will show you step-by-step how to create a Custom photo widget using Widget Smith and add a photo in WidgetSmith Custom photo app. 


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This guide about WidgetSmith will cover:

  • Widget Smith Photo not working 
  • how to get different photos on photo widget
  • how to get different photos on photo widget

How to add photo or album in Widget Smith  : iPhone 11 Pro Max ,XS,XR,8,7 Plus on iOS 14:


Open WidgetSmith App and Tap on the size (small Medium large) you want to add to show Photo on home screen. 

Adding album to photo widget using WidgetSmith

  1. In the next screen you will have option to make this as a time to Widgets which means it will appear at certain time only. If you do not want to do this just keep it and tap on default Widget area to configure your Photo widget.
  2. Now you will see all the widgets that can be customised using Widget Smith. To add a photo in WidgetSmith , scroll down to custom section, there you can see to Widgets named Photo, Photos in album.


  1. Select Photo – if you want to select a single photo to add the photo widget. Select Photos in Album– if you want to add photos from album.
  2. Please make sure to give permission to access all photos while choosing Photos in Album . 
  3. Once you select the Photo widget, in the bottom on screen you will see a menu sheet to select the Album or photo.


  1. Tap or Slide up the bottom sheet-> Here you can select which album to show in WidgetSmith Photo widget.
  2. Press back-> Ensure to Tap save on top right corner
  3. Your widget is ready, Next step is to add it to home screen.


  1. To add a Widget follow the normal process wide which it which is long press on the home screen until the Screen starts to jiggle, tap on plus icon on top left side of iPhone which will show a list of available Widgets, scroll down to find WidgetSmith.
  2. This will open WidgetSmith dialogue to select a size of widget to chose. Select the size of Photo Widget you have created.
WigetSmith photo album


  1. Tap on add widget, this will add the Widget with the selected photo or album on the home screen of iPhone using WidgetSmith. 

Hopefully this article helps you to create a photo Widget using WidgetSmith, and add selected album or photos to it. Please let us know in comments section.

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STEAM “purchase for myself” link not working [Fix]

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Many users are facing issue while making a purchase on STEAM. When you try to buy Valve complete bundle on Steam, it will not work. Also if you have few games in the cart and when you will press purchase for myself or purchase as a gift nothing happens, it will not work.

Steam purchase link not working : 2021

Even if you have money in your wallet or you have a gift card the user is not able to purchase the game on steam. Even if you succeeds to purchase the game and bought a game but it will get stuck on pending transaction.  Payment is still pending for my games.

For example While trying to buy life is strange episodes and rocket league , added them to cart and click on purchase for myself nothing happens , tried multiple time but not working. After clicking “Purchase for myself” button and see only “Login” title and white empty page

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How to fix Steam purchase not working/ Payment Stuck 2021

Solution 1: Check Server Status

If you are also not able to make a purchase on STEAM then this could be issue with their server getting slow. You can check server status here at https://steamstat.us/ and it this show server in your region is not working properly then you might face issue like STEAM “purchase for myself” not working. 

Solution 2: Try on different devices

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If you are doing it in the app, do it in the browser, if you are in the browser do it in the app. Worked for me

Solution 3: Pay using Steam Wallet

This is a workaround which can help you to purchase game if Steam. First you should try adding money to steam wallet. Now try to make a purchase on steam. This may now work with better chances.

Hopefully this helps.

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Gif file saved as normal photo on iPhone 12 [Solved]

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Many iPhone user are facing issue with  downloaded gif files. The downloaded gif files in the iPhone are saved as normal photo. Any GIF file downloaded from browser only save a photo of it and not the actual gif with multiple frames.

Gif not playing iPhone



The issue in happening on the latest iOS 14 as well. The issue is with only downloaded gif in the iPhone from internet using a web browser. There is no problem in downloading the GIF to google chrome but the problem is downloading a gif from chrome to your photo album on iPhone. In the iPhone Gif Animation is not playing.   This can be issue with iOS version or with the GIF file itself.

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If you are also facing this issue than we have listed below workaround for the issue. Please try these and let us know if it helps to fix the issue.

 

How to fix iPhone GiF Animation not playing : iOS 14/ iPhone 12, 11 Pro Max, XS,XR,8/7/6s Plus

 

If Gif in the iPhone album is saving as normal photo  then this could be issue with the Chrome as other browsers are working just fine. In iPhone if a GIF are saving as normal photo then try changing the browser to download the GIF file. Like in Bing Browser or  , Aloha browser etc works well. The GIF downloaded from these browsers opens normally in the iPhone album.

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Why is Instagram not letting me like Phots/posts 2021?

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Many a times you may face a situation where Instagram don’t let you like, comment or follow people. This is very common policy from Instagram. A very common reason is you have crossed the limits set to like posts. This may be limited to number of post sent in a day or rate at which you are liking the photos on Instagram.

Unable to like Instagram posts

While there are chances that Instagram is a Block distantly in this case you can try to send or contact them through their contact page. 

So below are the possible reason if you are not able to like picture in Instagram:

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  1. Using  Autobots to like post – – Instagram have strict policy against Autobots. If it finds you are using Bots to like posts it may permanently disable your account. .
  2. You have crossed the limit of post in an hour. Same is the case or commenting and follow request. 
  3. Instagram had mistakenly detected your account for spamming. You should contact Instagram with valid reasons. 
  4. You are using a VPN. In this case also Instagram finds your request from suspicious IP address and may block your activities. 

How to fix Unable to like post on Instagram on iPhone/Android/iPad/PC/Mac:

Quick Fix: Log Out/ Login or Uninstall Instagram and reinstall 

If you are in hurry and can’t wait for Instagram team to reactivate all your ID access. First Try logging out from your Insta account and login back again. If still issue persists uninstalling and reinstalling Instagram app should help. 

In general you should wait for some time or a day to reactivate all access of your account. If after couple of days your account is not working normally you should contact Instagram.  Follow link to access help centre of Instagram  https://help.instagram.com/

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