When iOS 16 came out several weeks ago, Google it didn’t have your app shortcuts for the lock screen, which was one of the big changes in this update. A situation that has been resolved.
After announcing its work plan for these widgets last September, the company has now made several of them available in the last week, starting with tools such as Chrome Y Drive.
However, two widely used ones are still missing, such as the search bar and mapsas well as announcing plans for Calendar.
Google widgets for iOS 16
These are direct access tools that go directly to the lock screen and give users information about its content, allowing a lighter one and without the need to unlock the screen to see details or some functions, all depending on the customization.
For example, in the case of the widget gmail there are three types. One is a line that will display today’s date and the number of messages in the inbox. It can also be changed to a rectangular shape that has more information such as the types of mails sorted by categories: Social, Updates or Promotions, which will help you see the relevance of those new messages. Or, finally, the circular that barely shows the number of new messages.
Another case is the tool Google news, in which the short headlines are displayed on the lock screen and if the user wants it, they just have to touch it and they will directly enter the application to read the entire article.
And the last to join are the Chrome and Drive. For the former there are a wide variety of customization options, such as a circular widget to start a search in the browser, as well as ways to start queries in incognito mode, by voice and even the dinosaur game when there is no connection.
For the cloud service the shortcut shows the ‘suggested files’, but there are also two circular options to find your files with a touch or access the highlights.
Although they are a good variety of options for users of iPhonea Google you still need to add more tools like Lens, your search engine by image, and translatein addition to those already mentioned maps and the search bar. But all of these will come over time, as has happened in these first weeks of the iOS 16 update.
How to Add Widgets to Lock Screen on iPhone
If you have already updated the cell phone to iOS16, this shortcut option will be enabled, which allows you to have tools such as the calendar, weather, battery level, upcoming events, among others.
To add them, just follow these steps:
If the lock screen is full and there is no space to add more shortcuts, just above each one there will be a minus icon (-) to remove any and open space.