There’s this new meme circulating of people saying RIP to your new background and widgets, because they think Widgets, and the popular Widgetsmith are slowing down their phone and stealing your information.
Don’t share that. You can help stop spreading something that’s completely false.
Widgets cannot steal information. Widgets cannot log keystrokes.
Widgets cannot text your bank info to people.
If your iPhone is slow, guess what: You installed 14.0, the first version of a new release. Expect 14.1, 14.2 releases to speed things back up a little as developers find bugs and fix them.
What’s this bullshit rumor?
Here you go. These are the people who say, “I don’t know, but don’t install it” spreading fear while admitting they have no idea.
*here to say, I do not have widgetsmith, never downloaded the app. This is not my status on fb. I do not know how true this is BUT after reading the comments from several different people, & knowing a lot of my followers on here did download it, I wanted to share.— Mama Chey👩👧👦 (@cheyycandyyx2) September 27, 2020
For everyone who has downloaded the widgetsmith app pic.twitter.com/iWpsgJMe1W— Kaylee (@_KM_00_) September 30, 2020
🚨🚨 IF YOU DID THE WIDGETSMITH APP ON YOUR IPHONE👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼🚨🚨 pic.twitter.com/xBph5Tg9Oa— CIZDAH (@EternalCizdah) September 30, 2020
‼️ IF YOU HAVE WIDGETS READ THIS ‼️ pic.twitter.com/jSRqb2Uhc9— ⋒ A S H L E Y ⋒ (@blondeplantlady) September 27, 2020
Why is this impossible
Here’s the words of the Widgetsmith developer himself.
I've seen a number of references to an article being circulated on Facebook that apps like Widgetsmith must include key loggers because of keyboard issues experienced after installing iOS 14. For Widgetsmith I can state categorically and absolutely that this is not true.— David Smith (@_DavidSmith) September 28, 2020
But it’s not just for Widgetsmith – this is untrue for every widget.
Widgets don’t have keyboard access. Widgets can’t keylog.
Life is difficult, stop making it worse by spreading fear of something that people were always safe from.