Google Maps Preparing Live Activities Support Ahead of Dynamic Island Expanding to All iPhone 15 Models

The latest version of the Google Maps app for the iPhone includes hidden code-level references to Live Activities, according to MacRumors contributor Steve Moser. The feature remains in development and it is not yet functional in the app.

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Live Activities will allow Google Maps users to view turn-by-turn directions and the ETA in a single live-updating Lock Screen notification, and in the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Apple is expected to expand the Dynamic Island to all four iPhone 15 models, which should be unveiled on September 12.

Apple has allowed third-party iPhone apps to offer the feature since the release of iOS 16.1. In February, the Google Maps team announced that it would roll out Live Activities support "in the coming months," but the feature is still not available.

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BreakingKayfabe Avatar
11 months ago
We’re all on pins and needles.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CPmav Avatar
11 months ago
Hopefully this will help jumpstart even more developers to support Dynamic Island!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DotCom2 Avatar
11 months ago

What I’d like to finally see is Waze support on the Apple Watch. Then I can finally move away from Apple Maps.
I LOVE the haptic feedback on the Watch from Apple Maps!
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
11 months ago
Dynamic Island has been out for almost over a year. What's Google been doing all this time?
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zach-coleman Avatar
11 months ago
Too bad it’s been so slow. No brainers like pizza seem like extremely obvious but completely non existent use cases. Starbucks still hasn’t gotten theirs out despite showing a mockup at WWDC over 14 months ago. I also wish Apple would steal basic versions of Flighty and Carrot‘s live activities. The Carrot rain one is far less annoying than getting a notification it’s about to rain that you later have to go clear because it is only contextually relevant.

The ones that do exist like Lyft are brilliant. They actually wrote an interesting article outlining how the design process was carried out. Link ('') for those interested.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lakersfan74 Avatar
11 months ago
I can’t wait to move away from the notch and to dynamic island. I don’t care about the screen real estate I like the look of a pill better than a cut out on the top.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)