Add the OnLocation Mobile sign in/out widget

Learn how to add and use the OnLocation Mobile widget on your smartphone. You may like to use this widget to sign in/out if your organization hasn't enabled auto sign in/out. 

The OnLocation Mobile widget allows you to quickly open the app and sign in or out with one tap. 


Add the widget

How you add the widget depends on your type of smartphone.


Sign in/out widget

The below instructions outline how to add the standard sign in/out widget to an iPhone running on iOS14.

From your home screen:

  1. Swipe left on your screen.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of your widgets, then tap Edit.
  3. Tap Customize.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of your available widgets, then tap the add icon next to OnLocation Mobile Sign In/Out.
  5. Tap Done.

The widget will now be visible on your widget screen. You can edit the order of your widgets by tapping Edit and dragging the widgets into your preferred order.

Set up double-tap sign in

If you have an iPhone 8 or later running on iOS14, you can choose to sign into OnLocation Mobile by double-tapping the back of your phone

To set this up: 

  1. Open the Shortcuts app.
  2. Tap the add icon, then tap Add Action
  3. Enter OnLocation Mobile, then tap the app.
  4. Tap Sign-in to [location name], then tap Next.
  5. Give the shortcut a name, then tap Done
  6. Open the Settings app.
  7. Tap Touch, then tap Back Tap.
  8. Tap Double Tap.
  9. Scroll down to shortcuts, then tap the OnLocation Mobile shortcut.
  10. Test that the setup is complete by double-tapping the back of your phone. Tap Do, then tap Done to close the widget. 


From your home screen:

  1. Tap and hold on the screen (not on an app).
  2. Tap Widgets.
  3. Either scroll to the end of the widgets or search for OnLocation Mobile.
  4. Tap and hold on the widget.
  5. Drag it to where you want to add it.
  6. Resize the widget. We recommend expanding it to display the location name and multiple locations (if relevant).
  7. Tap off the widget area.

You can move or re-size the widget by tapping and holding/dragging.

Google Pixel

For Google Pixel phones, you can follow the Android steps above or you can add a widget from the app itself. To do this, tap and hold on the OnLocation Mobile app and select Widgets.


Use the widget

Single location

If you have access to a single location, tap the Sign In/Out button to open the app and automatically begin signing in/out.

Multiple locations

If you have multiple locations that you can sign into using OnLocation Mobile, these will appear in a list on your home screen, i.e. your favorite locations, then those closest to you. The same list of locations will appear in your widget.

To sign in to a location, tap the location from the list to open the app and automatically begin signing in.

To sign out using the widget, tap the Sign Out button.