Google employee gives you tips to become a better iPhone power user
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In the blog Wroblewski revealed some tips he has for iPhone power users. He recommends the use of widgets, especially the Google Photos widget which he likes the best. Widgets are great for iOS power users because they “bring the most useful stuff to you when you need it instead,” Luke says.
Another feature that iOS power users should use shares directions from the desktop version of Google Maps to an iPhone. Once you click on an address on desktop Google Maps, you’ll see a button labeled “Send to your phone” which Luke says is very helpful because “This is something that’s really important to us: Integrations not only between our apps, but between various devices and platforms.” He believes that directions should be sent to wherever you need to send them to, including your phone.
Siri shortcut keeps track of any routine that you have for running certain apps and suggests that you open these apps when you normally do so. Wroblewski says, “I think it’s a really useful experience when commonly used actions, like checking the news, just show up on your phone when you need them.” With the Shortcuts app, users can also create their own shortcuts.
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To keep the files you have stored on Google Drive secure, Luke recommends adding a layer of privacy by requiring the use of biometric verification to open the Drive app. With this setup, users will have to get past Face ID or Touch ID to access Drive.
Use Send to your phone to send directions from desktop Google Maps to your iPhone
Yes, it sounds strange to say, but these are the hints from a Google employee to help you become a better iPhone power user!