Nothing OS 2.5.1 Update Brings Three New Widgets to the Phone (2)

Recently, Nothing released the stable version of the Nothing OS 2.5 update based on Android 14 for Phone (2). The update brings lots of new features and improvements in customization, Glyph Interface, gestures, and camera.

The Nothing OS 2.5.1 update also brings some new widgets introduced during the Q3 community update. The new widgets added to Nothing Phone (2) are the Pedometer widget, Screen time widget, and Music Player widget.


These widgets have been added to Nothing Phone (2) with the Nothing OS 2.5.1 update released to open bets users today and will be released to all Phone (2) users in the coming days. Phone (1) users running the closed beta update have also got these widgets.

How to use these new widgets

  1. You need to update your Phone (2) to the latest Nothing OS 2.5 stable update based on Android 14 (to update go to Settings > System > System update). You also have to update the Nothing Launcher and Nothing Widgets apps on the Play Store.
update page

2. To Add new widgets long press and Hold on your home screen until a menu pops up and then select widgets from it. Then you can choose any widget from the 20 Nothing widgets in the widget library, where you can also spot the new pedometer, screen time, and media player widgets.

3. To add any of these new widgets, tap to expand them and then drag and drop them on your Home screen wherever you want to place them. All the three new widgets require a 2 x 2 space on the home screen.

new widgets

1. Pedometer Widget

Pedometer widget is an amazing widget which lets you monitor your step count. You can set your daily step goal and then the widget shows your progress through a visualization of a man walking on a dotted path to display the progress. You can swipe up on widget to check daily step count and 7-day step count average. Then swipe up again to view monthly snapshots of daily goals and streaks calendar.

pedometer widget

To set your daily step goal long press and hold on the widget and tap on the pen icon or widget settings and then adjust daily step count goal with plus and minus icon.

2. Screen Time Widget

Screen Time widget lets you monitor your screen time on your smartphone. It has a very unique implementation where a smartphone with a face icon is the widget and it turns red and shows sad emotion when you exceed your screen time limit otherwise it stays happy and white. You can also adjust your daily screen time limit and also swipe up on the widget to check your screen time and time over the screen time limit.

screen time widget

To set your daily screen time limit long press and hold on screen time widget and tap on the pen icon and then adjust the screen time in widget setting.

screen time widget settings

3. Media Player Widget

The Media Player widget displays the song currently playing from any music app on your phone. It also shows the album cover art on the widget. You can swipe up vertically on the widget to view artists and music info with the app icon from which the music is playing; tapping on the icon also takes you to the app from which the music is playing. To Play or pause the music you can simply tap on the widget and swipe left or right to navigate through albums or podcasts from any media source. The widget provides seamless integration with all the music apps.

Media player widget

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