How to customize your Lock Screen with Google apps in iOS 16?

How to customize your Lock Screen with Google apps in iOS 16?

By Valentina Tuta

With the arrival of iOS 16, many users are wondering how they can customize their screens because it is true that there are a lot of new features developed by Google’s team aiming to put the information you need front and center. But, will those updates reach iOS users? Of course! 

Actually, because your lock screen is the first thing you see when you pick up your phone, there is a long list of widgets for various Google apps with which you’ll be able to unlock your device to access your favorite Google features in just one tap. Then, let’s take a look at what’s coming!

Find what you’re looking for, fast


You can activate this feature by starting your Google search right from your lock screen and even configuring the search widget to start searching with your voice or camera. Moreover, you can translate, get homework help, or shop for what you see.


With the new Chrome lock screen widgets to quickly launch the browser, you will be able to start a search with your voice, enable the incognito queries mode, or even load the famous and beloved Dinosaur game!


Perhaps one of the most useful widgets in the list. You can access your files, open a suggested Drive file, starred files, and folders with a single tap to pick up where you left that work project or draft.

Get to where you need to go

Google Maps

The latest feature designed by the giant of the internet. As you’ll see, with the Maps Frequent Trips widget, you will get real-time traffic updates and estimated travel times to any place you’d like to go just right from your lock screen. To do so, tap to open the app and start navigating. You can also find restaurants, shops, and other favorite nearby spots.

Stay in the know


Stay in tune with your email with Gmail’s Lock Screen widget, which will automatically show you the number of new messages in your inbox. In addition, you can customize the feature to see which categories, like Social or Updates, contain new messages.

Google News

With a quick glance, you will be able to see real-time headlines in the Google News widget and take a look at whatever catches your eye by simply tapping to read more in the app.

Now that you know, you will be ready to look out for all these widgets and features in the coming weeks. And while Google launches its updates, get ready by installing your favorite Google Apps on your iPhone, and once the new functions are available, just press and hold down your lock screen to start customizing.

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