Google’s updated iOS 15 apps support Focus Mode and iPad widgets

With it, developers large and small began to update their applications to take advantage of the flagship features of the operating system. One of them is Google, which you can expect from iOS 15 related improvements of its apps.

The biggest change is how Gmail, Meet, Tasks, Maps, Home, and many other Google apps will handle notifications. If you’ve turned on iOS 15’s new Focus Mode, Google says that prompts that don’t require your immediate attention will go to the action center where you can deal with them later. Faster reminders, like the ones Google Maps sends you when you try to navigate somewhere, won’t be silenced and you’ll see them when they’re sent to you. Google says its goal was to make notifications “as relevant and timely as possible.” You will see them roll out in corporate applications in the “coming weeks”.

Meanwhile, if you own an iPad, you can expect new Google Photos and YouTube Music widgets that take advantage of the extra screen space offered by Apple tablets. The company has announced that it will be rolling out them in the coming weeks as well. Finally, Google Drive and YouTube Music offer new Spotlight integrations. You can use the tool to search for specific files and play a song directly from Google’s music streaming service. These enhancements are available today, although you’ll probably want more apps to work with Spotlight this way.

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