With the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Google has rolled out a handful of new features and updates to its suite of apps, including bigger widgets for iPadOS and easier access to Google’s services on iOS.
Google says it has updated its apps to work with the new Focus mode and make notifications as relevant and timely as possible.
For example, if you’re navigating somewhere with Google Maps and you need to know when to make a turn or if there are changes to your route, Focus mode won’t silence those helpful reminders.
Meanwhile, notifications that aren’t as urgent or don’t require immediate action will go right to the Notifications Center, where you can check them whenever convenient.
In the coming weeks, Google Photos and YouTube Music will roll out extra large versions of their popular widgets so you can easily access some of your best Memories and favorite music on your iPad Home Screen.
We’ve already made it easy to find what you need in Google Drive using Spotlight. And starting today, if you search for your favorite song in Spotlight, you can start playing it directly in YouTube Music.
Users will soon start to see the new notification changes roll out across Gmail, Meet, Tasks, Maps, Home, and other Google apps.