Google iOS16 widgets

Apple is releasing iOS 16 update today for iOS devices. This new update brings support for lock screen widgets for the first time. With this support, you can access information from your favorite apps right from your lock screen. Google today announced several new lock screen widgets that will be available on iOS 16.


Need an answer fast? Start your Google search right from your Lock Screen. You can even configure the Search widget to start searching with your voice or camera — to translate, get homework help or shop what you see.

GIF of various Google Search Lock Screen widgets, including a rounded rectangular Search bar and four circular widgets for Voice, Lens, Translate via Lens, Shopping via Lens and Homework via Lens.


Try our Chrome Lock Screen widgets to quickly launch Chrome, start a search with your voice or in incognito mode, or load our beloved dino game.

Four Chrome Lock Screen widgets, including Search in Chrome, Voice Search, Incognito mode and Chrome Dino game.


Access your files with our Drive widgets. Open a suggested Drive file or your starred files and folders with a single tap to pick up where you left off with that work project or short story draft.

A Google Drive rectangular Lock Screen widget displaying a suggested file titled “Project Lopez 2022” and a circular Lock Screen widget of a starred Drive folder.

Google Maps

With the Maps Frequent Trips widget, get real-time traffic updates and estimated travel times to places like home and work right on your Lock Screen.

GIF of two rectangular Lock Screen widgets displaying trips to “Home” and “Google San Francisco”; four circular Lock Screen widgets for restaurants, shopping, coffee and hotels in Google Maps


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

GIF of Gmail Lock Screen widget showing eight unread emails in an inbox.

Google News

See real-time headlines with a quick glance at the Google News widget. And if something in particular catches your eye, simply tap to read more in the app.

Google News Lock Screen widget displaying a news headline that says “The Keyword: Google announces new customizable Lock Screen widgets on iOS.”
These new widgets will be available from Google in the coming weeks.