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How to Resolve Google Maps Widget Sign-In Issue on iOS 17 Lock Screen

If you’re an iPhone user running iOS 17, you may have noticed a frustrating issue with the Google Maps widget on your lock screen. Despite being already signed in, it keeps asking you to log in repeatedly. The seventeenth iteration of iOS has introduced some fantastic features, but it seems that not all apps have caught up with the new OS just yet – and this includes Google’s own apps.

One handy feature of Google Maps is the ability to display the estimated time to your destination directly on your lock screen. It’s a convenient tool, but setting it up can be a bit tricky with iOS 17.

Several users have reported the same problem: even after successfully logging into Google Maps, they are constantly prompted to sign in again when using the home screen widget, especially after updating to iOS 17. Tapping the “Sign in” option just takes them back to Google Maps, and the issue persists.

If you’re experiencing this annoying problem, this guide is here to help. We’ll walk you through a simple workaround to fix the issue and get your Google Maps widget working smoothly on your iOS 17 lock screen. Let’s dive right in!

How to Resolve Google Maps Widget Sign-In Issue on iOS 17 Lock Screen

How to Fix Google Maps Widget Sign-In Issue on iOS 17 Lock Screen

If you’ve been facing the persistent problem of the Google Maps widget on your iOS 17 lock screen repeatedly asking you to sign in, there’s a straightforward solution you can try. Follow these steps to refresh the app’s settings and potentially resolve the issue:

  1. Open your iPhone’s Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Privacy & Security.
  3. Select Location Services.
  4. Disable the toggle switch to turn off Location Services. Disable the toggle switch to turn off Location Services.
  5. Next, open Google Maps.
  6. Within the app, choose the Never option when asked about location permissions.
  7. Now, go back to the Location Services settings.
  8. Re-enable Location Permissions by selecting While Using the App for Google Maps.
  9. For optimal performance, it’s also recommended that you enable Precise Location. For optimal performance, it's also recommended that you enable Precise Location.

By following these steps, you can refresh the app’s settings and, hopefully, put an end to the frustrating sign-in requests from the Google Maps widget on your iOS 17 lock screen. Give it a try and see if it resolves the issue for you.


These steps provide a solution to the problem of the Google Maps widget repeatedly asking to sign in on your iOS 17 lock screen. If you have any questions or encounter any issues while implementing these steps, please feel free to ask in the comments section. We are here to assist you and will respond promptly with a solution.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is intended to offer solutions to common issues with the Google Maps widget on iOS 17 lock screens. While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of these steps, please be aware that technology and software can change over time. We recommend using these steps with caution and making sure they align with the current version of your iOS and Google Maps. Additionally, individual results may vary, and we cannot guarantee that these steps will work for every user. It’s essential to exercise discretion and back up your data if necessary before making any changes to your device’s settings. If you have concerns about your device or encounter any unexpected issues, it’s advisable to seek assistance from Apple’s official support or Google Maps support channels. We are not responsible for any potential data loss, software issues, or other consequences that may arise from implementing these steps.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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