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Add a shortcut to places that you visit often

Add a widget to your Home screen to easily get information using the Google Maps app. You can also save your important places as shortcuts to quickly look up directions.

See how long it takes to get to home and work

Add the "Google Travel Times" widget to see an estimate of how long it'll take to get home or to work. You can also look up travel times to the other places that you've saved.

The instructions below are for iOS 11 and above.

  1. On the lock screen of your iPhone or iPad, swipe left to right until you see a list of widgets.
    Swipe right
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap Edit.
    Swipe up Tap edit
  3. Tap Add Add Maps Google Travel Times.
    Add widget
  4. Tap Done. After you add the widget, you'll see estimated travel times on your 'Today' screen.
  5. If you tap Home or Work, you'll see directions to home or work in the Google Maps app. If you don’t have your home or work address saved, learn how to set your home and work address.
    • To add other saved places, from the lock screen, swipe to the Google Travel Times widget and then tap Edit shortcuts. You can add up to three more places.
  6. Optional: If you use 3D Touch, make sure that you:
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