Widgets are mini-apps (e.g., weather, clock, calendar, etc.) that can be added to a Home screen. They aren't the same as shortcuts as they generally display info and take up more space than a single icon.
From a Home screen, tap the Apps icon .
From the Widgets tab, touch and hold the preferred widget.
Drag the widget to the preferred Home screen location then release.
For the widget to be successfully added, there must be sufficient space on the selected screen.
If applicable, configure any additional options to activate widget.
Options vary depending upon the type of widget.