If you’ve been eagerly waiting for Google Now on the iPhone and iPad then download the update for Google Search app from the App Store.
After months of rumors and speculations about whether Apple will approve the Google Now feature, Google Search 3.0 has just hit the App Store, which brings the Siri-like feature to iPhone and iPad.
Here’s what’s new in Google Search 3.0:
Get just the right information at just the right time with Google Now.
• weather and traffic conditions before you start your day
• updates on your favorite sports teams and breaking news stories as they happen
You can download the update via the Updates tab in the App Store app or using this direct link.
So here are some more details about Google Now for iOS:
- There is no system wide shortcut like Google Now for Android, you will have to launch the Google Search app to make use of Google Now on your iPhone or iPad. If you’ve a jailbroken iOS device, then you can check out NowNow, which replaces Siri with Google Search app or you can set up an Activator action to access it from anywhere in iOS.
- When you launch the Search app, your cards will be displayed at the bottom just below the search button. You can tap on them to see them or swipe them away when you don’t need them.
- Google Now will display cards for weather, traffic, your next appointment, flights, Gmail, travel, public transit, places, sports, public alerts, stocks, news updates, photo spot and birthdays.
- The following cards are not available on Google Now for iOS currently - airline boarding pass, activity summary, events, Zillow, Fandango, concerts, research topic, mearby events.
- It goes without saying, but you need to sign in to your Google account for the best results.
- Overtime, the prediction will improve and more relevant cards will be displayed.