So given no changelog has been provided, it’s safe to say the latest update further refines the widget support on iOS 14, which means that if you previously encountered any problems with this feature, there’s a chance they’re gone after installing this version.
Google has already promised more widgets for Google Maps on iOS 14, but this release doesn’t seem to introduce any new one, so we must wait a little bit longer for such improvements.
But one thing that I noticed in Google Maps after installing version 5.75 is that it sometimes remains stuck in the dark mode regardless of the headlights status in the car. In other words, no matter if you turn the headlights on and off, once Google Maps enters a dark mode, it stays there until you disconnect the iPhone.
This is happening on an iPhone 11 Pro and an iPhone 12 Pro, and I tested the latest Google Maps update on two different cars with the same result. The only way to restore the light mode is to just disconnect the iPhone and therefore restart CarPlay.
At this point, however, it’s hard to say if this is a widespread problem or it’s just an isolated case with a different change to blame, but the whole thing is happening after installing Google Maps 5.75 on my device. Removing and reinstalling the app doesn’t seem to make any difference, and given it’s Apple we’re talking about here, you can’t downgrade to an earlier release to see if this latest update is the one indeed causing the glitch.
If you’re hitting the same problem after installing Google Maps 5.75 on your iPhone, make sure you drop us a message in the comment box below.