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Get directions without unlocking your phone

On your iPhone or iPad, you can quickly see travel directions by adding a Google Maps shortcut.

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.
  3. Tap Add Add ‘Google Directions’ Maps.
    Add widget
  4. Tap Done.
  5. After you add the shortcut, you'll see directions and time estimates for places that you searched for in the Google Maps app.

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