Add the Transit widgets

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 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.

Here's what this article covers:

Add the Transit Widget

Add the Widget on iPhone Add the Widget on Android
  • Swipe right over the home screen to get to the Today View screen
  • Tap Edit
  • Add the Instant ETA widget
    • Make sure you have iOS14 installed and Transit version 5.9
    • Tap the + icon at the top of the screen
    • Tap the Transit widget then choose the small or medium size
    • Tap Add Widget
  • Press and hold down on any empty space on your phone's home screen
  • Tap Add Widget
  • Tap and hold on the Transit widget (Nearby or Instant ETA), then drag it to your home screen

Take me to my favourite destination

Do you want to quickly see how to get home? Or to work? Or any of your favourite 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 larger 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!

    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 pinned lines will show up at the top of the list, just like in the app!

    Only available on Android

    What Happened to the old Nearby Widget on iOS?

    Unfortunately, Apple has removed support for the backend that the old Nearby Widget was built on. After numerous bugs began to appear that we could not resolve, we decided to remove the old Nearby Widget altogether. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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