Get directions without unlocking your phone
On your iPhone or iPad, you can quickly see travel directions by adding a Google Maps shortcut.
Note: The instructions below are for iOS 10.
- On the lock screen of your iPhone or iPad, swipe left to right until you see a list of widgets.
- Scroll to the bottom and tap Edit.
- Tap Add "Google Directions" .
- Tap Done.
- After you add the shortcut, you'll see directions and time estimates for places you searched for in the Google Maps app.