• How to Customize Your iOS Device Lock Screen with Udemy Widgets

    This article explains how you can track your courses and learning reminders directly from your lock screen, by adding Udemy widgets!

    Please note: this feature is currently only available for iOS 16.0 and above.

    How to add widgets to your lock screen

    You can add and remove widgets from your iOS device lock screen by following the instructions provided by Apple. 

    Please note: in order to view your Udemy widgets, you must continue to be logged in to the mobile app.


    Udemy widgets for your lock screen

    By adding Udemy widgets, you can customize your lock screen with the following features:


    Encountering issues?

    If you are encountering issues with adding your widgets, please do the following:

    If the issues continue, we recommend contacting Apple support for further assistance.

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  • How to Access Resources on The iOS App

    Many instructors add supplemental resources to their lectures as a means to enhance the learning experience of the course. These resources can quickly be accessed and viewed on the Udemy iOS app. 

    How to Access Resources on The iOS App

    Lectures that include supplementary resources will have Resources posted under the lecture title, on the course curriculum page. 


    To access the resources, tap on the lecture title and hold for a moment or two. An options menu will appear. Tap on Resources for Lectures.


    A list of the available resources will come up.


    Tap on the resource(s) you would like to review.

    If you're having trouble accessing the file, or if something doesn't look right, please contact the instructor or our support team.

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  • Manually Mark a Lecture as Complete on iOS Devices

    Video lectures will be automatically marked as complete once you have watched every minute of the lecture, but, if you need to manually mark the lecture as complete, you can easily do so. To learn how to mark or unmark a lecture as complete, please read below.

    Please note: text and PDF based lectures are automatically marked as complete seconds after the lecture loads.

    How to Mark the Lecture as Complete

    To mark a video lecture as complete please follow the steps below:

    1. Tap the options icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen
    2. Select Mark as Complete



    How to Mark a Lecture as Incomplete

    If you wish to unmark a lecture as incomplete please follow the steps below:

    1. Tap the options icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen
    2. Select Mark as Incomplete


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  • Disable Push Notifications on iOS

    Tired of the pop-ups on your iPhone or iPad? This is an easy fix - all you need to do is disable your notifications from Udemy. If you want to learn how to opt out of e-mail notifications, please click here.

    Disable Notifications on iOS

    To disable Udemy notifications on your iOS device, please follow the steps below:

    1. From your home screen, tap Settings 

    2. Hit Notifications.

    3. Scroll through your apps and tap Udemy

    4. Toggle Allow Notifications from on to off



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  • Downloading Courses on iOS

    If you plan on being disconnected from the internet, you can save individual lectures, sections, or an entire course for offline viewing on the iOS mobile app. Due to piracy concerns, you can only access a Udemy course within the app, since the video content is encrypted.

    When you're in an offline environment, an orange phone icon will appear on courses that have lectures downloaded to your device. 

    Please note:

    • Due to piracy concerns, you can only access a Udemy course within the app, since the video content is encrypted.
    • Due to certain platform security measures, some course content that has been downloaded for offline viewing on the mobile app will expire after 30 days. To regain access to the downloaded content, simply connect your mobile device to the internet.
    • Practice activities like quizzes and practice tests, etc. cannot be downloaded and completed offline.

    Save a Lecture for Offline Viewing

    You can save lectures for offline viewing on your iOS device by following the steps below:

    1. Tap on the grey download icon on the right hand side of the lecture title.


    2. Once the lecture has finished downloading the download icon will turn color. After the lecture has been downloaded, you can watch it an offline setting by tapping the lecture title.

    If you tap and hold on the download icon then the lecture options will appear. Select Save for Offline to download the lecture for offline viewing.


    If you wish to remove the downloaded lecture, tap on the arrow icon and then select Remove Download.


    Save a Section for Offline Viewing

    You can also select all the lectures in a particular section for download at once, by tapping the download icon, beside the section title. After you tap on the icon, you will be asked to confirm you wish to download that section.


    Save an Entire Course for Offline Viewing

    If you would like to save an entire course for offline viewing, please follow these steps:

    1. Tap on the grey download icon, which appears near the top of the right hand side of the course curriculum.


    2. Next, tap on Download Course at the bottom of the screen.


    Once the lectures have been downloaded successfully for offline viewing, the grey download icons will turn color. 


    Steps on how to fix some of the more common issues related to downloading courses on the Udemy mobile app can be read here.

    Mobile Data Usage

    To avoid unexpected data usage, we recommend downloading lectures to your device when it is connected to Wifi:

    On iOS app, please go to Account > Download options > and toggle on the Download over Wi-Fi only option

    If you play downloaded lectures while your mobile data still is still turned on, the Udemy app will not use mobile data to load the video content. Some mobile data, however, may be used to load certain features in the background (About this course information, QA questions, etc) or initiate some server calls to update the course progress. As such, if you do not want to use any mobile data for the app, be sure to turn off the internet connection completely, or turn off mobile data usage for the Udemy app from the device’s system settings.

    For steps on how to delete saved content from your iOS device, please refer to this article.

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