What are Hive widgets and how do I install them on my Android device?

Widgets give you a quick look at an app installed on your phone – they sit on your phone’s home screen. They’re a shortcut to launching the app, using the settings and viewing information from the app.

To add your Hive widget:

1. First check you’re logged in to the Hive app

2. Press and hold on your home screen – you should see the Widget option

3. Tap on ‘Widgets’ or ‘Apps and Widgets’

4. Scroll until you see the Hive widget, then tap or drag it to your home screen. If you can't see the Hive widget try restarting your phone.

5. That’s it – your Hive widget’s ready!

To remove your Hive widget: Press and hold on the widget, then drag towards ‘X Remove’ or the dustbin icon

Don’t forget: To use Hive widgets as a handy shortcut you’ll need to be logged in to the Hive app.

Using - General

  1. Why can’t I see the ‘My Boiler’ feature in the Hive app?
  2. Can I move or remove the ‘My Boiler’ feature on my Hive app dashboard?
  3. How can I change my password and what should I do if I forget it?
  4. How do I change my personal details?
  5. How do I contact Hive customer support?
  6. How do I get the Hive app on my smartphone?
  7. What are Hive widgets and how do I install them on my Android device?
  8. What can I do if Hive isn’t working?
  9. What happens if more than one device is using the Hive app or online dashboard?
  10. Where can I get information in an alternative format?
  11. What is the Hive app dashboard?
  12. How do I control my Hive products from the Hive app dashboard?
  13. What is the all devices list?
  14. How do I access my devices from the Hive dashboard or all devices list?
  15. How do I get back to the Hive dashboard or all devices list from another page?
  16. I’ve updated my Hive app to the latest version, what happens to my previous settings and schedules?
  17. Can I turn my broadband router off at night to save energy?
  18. Why have my Hive Sensor text alerts changed to push notification?
  19. Will I still receive push notifications if I log out of my app?
  20. How much data does a push notification use?
  21. How do I enable alerts for my sensors?
  22. What happens if I miss a payment for my Hive Live or Hive Payment Plan?
  23. What happens if I decide to cancel my Hive Live?
  24. How do I amend my schedules using the new website dashboard?
  25. How do I control Hive with Alexa?
  26. What does Hive Mimic mode do?
  27. How do I set up Hive Mimic mode?
  28. Can I set the colour, tone and brightness of each Hive Active Light when setting up Hive Mimic mode?
  29. What will happen if I stop Hive Mimic mode before the end of the set schedule?
  30. How do I set up Hive Actions?
  31. What Hub do I need to use Hive Actions?
  32. What happens to my existing Actions when I update my Hive app?
  33. What are Quick Actions?
  34. How do I edit an Action?
  35. Why can’t I see Actions in the app?
  36. How do I remove an Action?
  37. If I buy Hive products and then move home what should I do?
  38. I've moved into a house that has Hive products installed, what should I do?
  39. How do I add a new Action?
  40. How do I change my schedule for Hive Mimic mode?
  41. What are Hive Actions?

Feedback and Knowledge Base