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Google announces Lock Screen widgets for iOS 16 devices

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.

Search

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.

Chrome

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.

Drive

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.

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.

Gmail

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.

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.

These new widgets will be available from Google in the coming weeks.
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