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Track Bitcoin Price with Widgets

Updated Apr 4, 2024

The price of bitcoin can fluctuate minute to minute. Get free, real time updates on the price, right from your iOS home screen with the free State of Bitcoin app.

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App price widget
Real time price and change over the past 24 hours.

This guide will walk you through how to get instant Bitcoin price updates, via the app's price widgets. The app offers both home screen and lock screen widgets.

NEW: if the price of bitcoin increases by more than 6% in 24 hours, the home screen widget takes on a fun confetti background.

App price widget with confetti
Widget gets a fun Confetti background when bitcoin surges over 6% in a day.

In This Guide

Step 1: Download the App

App Store listing

Step 2: Install the Bitcoin Price Widget

After downloading the app, the next step is to install the widget on your home screen for real-time price updates.

Adding the Widget to Your Home Screen

  1. Long press on an empty area of your home screen until the apps jiggle.
  2. Tap the "+" icon in the top left corner of the screen. tap add widget
  3. Search for "StateOfBitcoin" in the widget gallery.
  4. Tap "Add Widget on Bitcoin USD Price widget." tap add widget
  5. You should see the widget installed on your homescreen with the latest price updated.

Adding the widget to Your Lock Screen

Track the price of bitcoin without unlocking your phone. The app has three price widgets for your lock screen:

  • Full price with 24 hour change.
  • Short price (e.g. $50K) that takes up the minimum amount of space.
  • Full price with 24 hour change above the clock.
Lock Screen widget

Here are the steps to add these widgets.

  1. Download "State of Bitcoin" from the App Store.
  2. Go to your lock screen and long press on any empty space.
  3. Tap Customize button at bottom. Next, tap Lock Screen.tap customize
  4. Tap Add Widgets. Scroll through list of app and tap StateOfBitcoin. tap add widgets
  5. Swipe through widget options and tap on the ones you want. tap the widget you want
  6. Tap on today's date (above clock) and add additional widgets.tap date and choose widget

NEW: Customize Widget's Background

Choose from 4 different backgrounds: Light, Dark, Orange and Matrix to customize your widget.

Customize background of price widget
Choose between Light, Dark, Orange and Matrix backgrounds.

Here are the steps to change the widget's background.

  1. Long press on the widget till a menu appears.
  2. Tap Edit Widget. long press then tap edit widget
  3. Tap default next to Select Background and choose from the options. tap default, choose option
  4. Tap anywhere outside the widget
  5. You should see the widget refreshed with the new background

NEW: Switch between $USD and €Euro Currencies

Set your preferred currency in the app and widgets automatically update. Both the Price and Sats per $/€ Widgets will update.

switch between usd and eur
$USD and €Euro is now supported

Here are the steps to switch currencies.

  1. Open the app to the main price page
  2. Tap Edit $€ button in the top right. tap edit button then choose currency
  3. Choose between $ US Dollar and Euro
  4. Price in the app will refresh to new currency
  5. Home Screen and Lock Screen widgets automatically update to the new currency


With the "State of Bitcoin App" widget installed on your iOS device, you'll receive free, real-time Bitcoin price updates directly on your home or lock screen, without opening an app. Download State of Bitcoin today.

The app currently supports US Dollar and Euro. We will be releasing support for other major currencies soon.

Note: we don't support other crypto currencies. We are bitcoin only. I'd love to hear from you if you have feedback or ideas to improve the app. Don't hesitate to reach me at