How to Edit the iPhone’s Today View

By Joe Hutsko, Barbara Boyd

The Today view is a quick, handy feature on your iPhone. The Today view in the Notification Center gives you an at-a-glance overview of the weather and your appointments for the day, along with a few other handy bits of information. By default, the Today view includes the following:

  • Today Summary: The day, date, and weather forecast.

  • Traffic Conditions: Traffic conditions for routes you take frequently, such as going to work. You have to turn on Frequent Locations in the Settings app by tapping Privacy, tapping Location Services, and tapping System Services. It can take up to one month for your iPhone to learn your frequent locations and begin giving you traffic reports on the Today view.

  • Calendar: Events you have scheduled on the Calendar app.

  • Reminders: Tasks you put in Reminders for today as well as any from the past that haven’t been checked as completed. You only see Reminders with Remind Me On A Day activated.

  • Stocks: Current quotes for stocks, funds, indexes, or markets that you follow as defined in the Stocks app.

  • Tomorrow Summary: A brief narrative of anything you have scheduled for the next day.

Tap any of the items in the Today view to open the app it came from.

You can change which of these items you see in the Today view by doing the following:

  1. Pull down from the top of the iPhone screen to open the Notification Center.

    Do this from the Home screen or an active app; you can’t edit the Today view from the Lock screen, although you can see it.

  2. Tap the Today tab at the top of the screen, if it isn’t active.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Edit.

    A list of the default Today view items appears.

  4. Tap the Remove button (the minus sign in the red circle) to remove the app from the Today view — don’t worry, you can always put it back.

  5. Tap the Remove button.

    The app is moved to the Do Not Include part of the list.

  6. (Optional) Touch and drag the rearrange button to the right of Calendar, Reminders, or Stocks to change the order of appearance on the Today view.

  7. (Optional) Tap the Add button (the plus sign on the green circle) to move an app you removed back to Today view.

  8. Tap Done.

    The Today view appears again.

  9. Press the Home button or swipe up to close the Notification Center.

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