Add the Transit widget
A widget allows you to get a glimpse of the information about your commute without opening the app.
On both iOS and Android, you can add a Transit widget to your home or lock screen to be able to see nearby transit options quickly and/or see how long it will take you to get to your favorite destinations.
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Add the Transit Widget
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Using the Nearby Widget
Use the Nearby widget to easily see transit options close to you. Just tap on the route in the widget to see the opposite direction. Your favorited lines will show up at the top of the list, just like in the app!
- Due to a limitation in iOS 14, real-time cannot be displayed on the home screen. For that reason, the Nearby widget has to remain on the Today View screen.
- Did the update make your Nearby widget disappear? Don’t worry! Just reboot your phone, this should bring it back.
Take me to my favorite destination
Do you want to quickly see how to get home? Or to work? Or any of your favorited locations? The Instant ETA widget can tell you how to get there and how long it will take!
- The small widget will show the time and mode of transport to get to your destination.
- The medium widget will additionally show other potential modes of transport to get there.
Don't see a mode? Check that it's is enabled in your settings. Otherwise, that likely means it's not possible to get there that way.
In this widget, as personal bike and walking are not enabled, these options do not appear in the options here. To see more details about the suggested route, just tap on the widget. That will take you to the app.
Tips & Tricks
In widget settings, you can customize your destination (or leave it up to Transit magic) and decide which mode you prefer to travel by!