One of the biggest changes that Apple introduced in iOS 14 was the ability to finally add widgets to the Home screen. This changed how people used iOS and also led to the creation of a lot of widget apps, giving iOS users a similar level of flexibility and customization as Android users have been enjoying for years.
If you’re an avid Google Maps user, then you might be interested to learn that Google has updated its Maps app where it will now come with support for Home screen widgets. As you can see in the screenshots above, this widget will give users several options when it comes to using the app.
For example, users can quickly search for a location from the widget itself instead of having to launch the app first. They will also be able to quickly navigate to Home or Work, or they can use the widget to pull up information like nearby restaurants. Alternatively, Google is also giving users another option where the widget can be used to check for traffic conditions ahead of time or check for things like a store’s opening hours.
If you want to make use of the Google Maps widget, make sure that you have the latest version of the app installed, and of course, make sure that your device is running iOS 14 or later.