Want to get directions to your next destination quickly?

Use the “Google Directions” widget on iPhone to save time!

UPDATED FOR iOS 14.5.1 (May 5, 2021):

You can access your widgets by unlocking your iPhone then swiping right from your main home screen on iPhone.

To edit your widgets and customize what matters to you most, simply scroll all the way down, tap “Edit” then click scroll down to tap “Customize”.

Click the green “+” to add a widget and the red “-” to remove them.

It looks like the “Google Directions” widget is no longer available in iOS 14.5.1 but there are other ones that may be useful to you like the “Google Traffic”, “Google Transit Departures” and “Google Travel Times”.

The one you can use to temporarily replace the “Google Directions” widget is the “Google Traffic” which shows you the traffic in your area. By tapping on it, you’ll access Google Maps then you can simply search for your destination right there.

We’ve done some research and no words yet online if and when Google may bring back the “Google Directions” widget to iOS.

Have you tried it? What’s your favorite iPhone widget? Let us know in the comments below!

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4 Comments

  1. Tim 7 November 2020 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Does this still work for IOS14?

    • Aurelien 2 November 2021 at 5:02 am - Reply

      Hi Tim,

      We’ve just tested it and updated the post for iOS 14 and yes, it still works but there’s a slightly different way to get to these widgets customizations.
      Feel free to read the update on the post then let us know how it goes.

      Thank you,

  2. Melanie Cook 4 May 2021 at 5:45 am - Reply

    There is no option for Google Directions though. Google local guides, search, traffic, transit departures, travel times, and that’s it.

    • Aurelien 2 November 2021 at 4:59 am - Reply

      Thanks Melanie for your comment. We’ve updated the post today to reflect the current widget situation. Please read it and let us know your thoughts.

      If anyone else has some insights on the “Google Directions” widget and if it may come back to iOS, feel free to share!

      Thank you,

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