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Google widgets for iOS 16 lock screen are available now for iPhones: Here are some of the use cases

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Google is rolling out its handy iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets, which will offer iPhone users fast access to Search, Maps, Chrome, and snapshots of information from other apps. These widgets are also available for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google News and are starting to show up in the most recent app updates for iOS 16

The users will also be able to change the font and color of the time and date display on the lock screen of their iOS 16 iPhone.

The new Gmail widget comes in all three sizes: circular, rectangular, and inline. The first two are meant to be placed below the clock on the Lock Screen, while the inline widget appears above as a line of text, as per the reports

Google rolls out its iOS 16 Lockscreen Widgets

The Google News widget brings short headlines to the Lock Screen as a rectangular widget.

“Your Lock Screen is the first thing you see when you pick up your phone, and Lock Screen widgets for lots of Google apps are on the way. You’ll be able to unlock your device to access your favorite Google features in just one tap and even see some updates right on your Lock Screen”

With the latest set of app updates, Google users can add Lock Screen widgets for popular apps like Gmail and Google News, as well. However, the two most in-demand widget releases — Search and Maps — are still pending. And Google has yet to announce plans to launch a Google Calendar widget, for some reason, despite the fact that easy access to your daily schedule is one of the better use cases for iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets

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Users can find restaurants, shops, and other favorite nearby spots by tapping the Maps Search widget.

With the Maps Frequent Trips widget, the users will get real-time traffic updates and estimated travel times to places like home and work right on their Lock Screen. They can also find restaurants, shops, and other favorite nearby spots by tapping the Maps Search widget.

The newly added Google News widget brings short headlines to the Lock Screen as a rectangular widget. When tapped, you’ll be taken directly to the Google News mobile app to read the full story. This one can be a bit hard to read for those with poor eyesight as it may try to cram as many as four lines of text into the small space provided.

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