Google is giving away a free iPhone upgrade to millions – claim it today

ANYONE with an iPhone can now request a free Google upgrade for their lock screens.

A new function that offers special Google widgets has now been rolled out.

You can now use new Google Chrome widgets on your lock screen


You can now use new Google Chrome widgets on your lock screenCredit: apple

Google started rolling out earlier this month, handing out free iPhone lock screen widgets.

The new iOS 16 update added a fully customizable lock screen to iPhone for the first time.

And now Google has created a series of iOS 16 lock screen widgets for you to enjoy – completely free.

There are four new Google widgets for some of the company’s best features, including a popular game.

But first, make sure you are using the latest iPhone update.

To check, go to Settings > General > Software update.

The new widgets include:

  • Seek – with search engine via Google Chrome
  • IIncognito Search – as above but in private incognito mode
  • voice search – a similar search function, but with your voice
  • Chrome dino game – quick access to dinosaur game hidden in google chrome

To get these widgets, you must have the latest version of Google Chrome installed on your iPhone from the App Store.

You can also unlock three more widgets by installing the Google Drive app.

This gives you access to Suggested Files, Searches, and Starred from the lock screen.

Below is a general guide on how to edit your lock screen on iPhone in iOS 16.

How to add widgets to iPhone lock screen

  1. Touch and hold the lock screen until the Customize button appears, then tap Customize.
  2. Tap the box above or below the time to see the widgets you can add to your lock screen.
  3. Tap or drag the widgets you want to add.
  4. Tap Done.

Unfortunately, not all iPhone models can get the new lock screen.

Not all iPhones are the same

Apple can’t support all iPhones forever – so very old iPhone models often lose access to updates.

Sometimes these old iPhones aren’t capable of supporting new features, or not enough people are using them to justify deploying an update.

Now the iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and 1st generation iPhone SE are being cut off by Apple.

These handsets were compatible with 15.6.1 but will not receive iOS 16.

If you’re using older iPhones, you’re already cut off, so consider upgrading to a newer model right away.

Here is the full list of devices supported by iOS 16:

  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 plus
  • iPhone 14 pro
  • iPhone 14 pro max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro max
  • iphone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 pro
  • iPhone 12 pro max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8plus
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation or newer)

If you can’t get the latest iOS, you’ll lose access to the latest security fixes.

These are critical patches that close vulnerabilities used by hackers to gain access to your systems.

So using a very old iPhone that cannot be updated could put you at risk.

If you can’t update to iOS 16, you’d better update your iPhone sooner rather than later.

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