Perform a deeplink from SwiftUI widget on tap

  1. In the Widget view you need to create a Link and set its destination url:
struct SimpleWidgetEntryView: View {
    var entry: SimpleProvider.Entry

    var body: some View {
        Link(destination: URL(string: "widget://link1")!) {
            Text("Link 1")

Note that Link works in medium and large Widgets only. If you use a small Widget you need to use:

.widgetURL(URL(string: "widget://link0")!)
  1. In your App view receive the url using onOpenURL:
struct WidgetTestApp: App {
    var body: some Scene {
        WindowGroup {
                .onOpenURL { url in
                    print("Received deep link: \(url)")

It is also possible to receive deep links in the SceneDelegate by overriding:

func scene(_ scene: UIScene, openURLContexts URLContexts: Set<UIOpenURLContext>)

You can find more explanation on how to use this function in this thread:

  • Detect app launch from WidgetKit widget extension

Here is a GitHub repository with different Widget examples including the DeepLink Widget.

Also, you can do it using AppDelegate (if you not using SceneDelegate):

.widgetURL(URL(string: "urlsceheme://foobarmessage"))

// OR

Link(destination: URL(string: "urlsceheme://foobarmessage")!) {

Set this code within AppDelegate

func application(_ app: UIApplication, open url: URL, options: [UIApplication.OpenURLOptionsKey : Any] = [:]) -> Bool {
   let message = // foobarmessage
   return true