Add a shortcut to places you visit often

Add a shortcut, or widget, to your home screen to easily get information using the Google Maps app.

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 you've saved.

Note: The instructions below are for iOS 10.

  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 Google 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 tap Show more and then  Edit shortcuts. You can add up to 3 more places.
  6. Optional: If you use 3D Touch, make sure you:
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