Apple has released a stable version of the operating system iOS 16, one of the main innovations of which was a redesigned lock screen. From now on, widgets can be added to it, so developers of iOS applications have new options for interacting with users. Google, in turn, decided not to delay and created a number of widgets of its proprietary applications specifically for the iOS 16 lock screen.
If you like to have an assistant at your fingertips in the form of a Google search, this widget is for you. It can be configured to your liking by choosing the buttons you need most – voice search, translation, Google Lens, and more.
A separate widget has also appeared for active Chrome users. Directly from the lock screen, you can open the browser in normal or incognito mode, activate voice search, or start a game with your favorite tyrannosaurus.
The Drive cloud storage widget offers quick access to starred files or folders you’ve been working with.
Google Maps has received a multifunctional widget that can show the time for the journey home or to work, or offer buttons to search for restaurants, cafes, shops, and hotels.
If you need to keep up to date with new email messages, add a Gmail widget to your lock screen. You can customize it to your own needs and choose only those email categories that you need.
The News service also got its own widget, which will offer you interesting articles based on your interests.
Google notes that the new widgets should be available to users in the coming weeks.