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Add & customize your Google Maps iOS widgets

Add Google Maps widgets to your iOS device.

Manage your lock screen widgets

Important: This feature is only available for iOS 16 and up and iPadOS 16 and up. You also need to install the Google Maps app on your iOS device to use this feature.

Add & configure a new lock screen widget

  1. On your iPhone, go to the Lock Screen.
  2. Unlock the Lock Screen.
  3. To view customization mode, tap and hold anywhere on the Lock Screen.
  4. Tap Customize.
  5. To customize the Lock Screen, select Lock Screen.
  6. To view the Lock Screen widget gallery, tap Add widgets.
    1. Find and select the widget you want.
    2. Tap or drag the widget to the Lock Screen widget bar.
    3. To configure the widget, tap the widget after you add it to the Lock Screen.
    4. Select the configuration you want.
    5. In the widget gallery, tap the Close Close icon.
  7. Tap Done.
  8. To exit customization mode, tap the Lock Screen.

Configure an existing lock screen widget

  1. On your iPhone, go to the Lock Screen.
  2. Unlock the Lock Screen.
  3. To customize your widget, tap and hold anywhere on the Lock Screen.
  4. Tap Customize.
  5. To customize the Lock Screen, select Lock Screen.
  6. To reach the Lock Screen widget gallery, tap the existing widget.
    1. To configure the widget, tap the widget again.
    2. Select the configuration you want.
    3. In the widget gallery, tap the Close Close icon.
  7. Tap Done.
  8. To exit customization mode, tap the Lock Screen.

Manage your home screen widgets

Important: This feature is only available on iOS 11 and above.

Turn on home screen widgets

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, tap and hold the home screen.
  2. At the top left, tap Add.
  3. Search for the Google Maps app and tap it.
  4. To select widget size and type, swipe right or left.
  5. Select between these widgets:
    • See real-time trip info: Quickly get directions and estimated time of arrival for your frequent trips.
    • Know before you go: Check latest traffic conditions, see location details, store opening times, restaurant reviews, and more.
    • Find places nearby: See hours, photos, reviews, and more.
  6. Tap Add widget.
  7. Place the widget on your home screen.
  8. In the top right, tap Done.

Turn off widgets

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to the home screen.
  2. Tap and hold the Google Maps widget.
  3. Tap Edit widget.
  4. Turn the widget off.
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