Plan Routes – iPhone Multi-Stop Route Planner App

Route4Me’s iPhone Multi-Stop Route Planner App provides seamless continuity throughout the entire route optimization and navigation process. All you need to do is add your addresses. Route4Me Route Planner app will automatically sequence your stop addresses in the most optimal visitation order for the best travel time and the shortest route distance.

Once the route is optimized, you can easily navigate it using integrated voice-guided navigation. Alternatively, you can navigate optimized routes using Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze App, and even Uber. Furthermore, you can collect proof of delivery (POD) and proof of service (POS), track route progress, lower CO2 emissions, and much more.

Download Route4Me multi-stop route planner app with in-app route navigation.

 

 

Quick Steps to Optimize and Complete a Multi-Stop Route

First, tap on the “Enter Start Address” field and then select the preferred method for adding addresses. Specifically, you can enter addresses with autocomplete, scan addresses using the OCR scanner, import addresses from Google Drive or Dropbox, and more. Additionally, when adding your stop addresses, you can add such details as Alias, Phone Number, Stop Type, and Service Time.

Add customer addresses to plan multi-address routes on the iPhone route planner app.

 

After adding addresses, tap on the “Settings” button to open the route and optimization settings. Next, you can schedule the route, select the preferred route optimization type, travel mode, and more. After adjusting your route settings, tap and hold the “Hold to Plan Route” button. Route4Me will automatically sequence your route stops in the most optimal and cost-efficient order.

Multi-address route optimization settings on the iPhone route planner app.

 

After optimizing your route, you can start, navigate, and complete it. First, tap and hold the “Hold to Start Route” button. Next, tap on the stop you want to go to from your current location and then tap on the “Navigate” button. After that, select “In-App Navigation” to use Route4Me’s In-App Voice-Guided Navigation. Additionally, you can navigate route using Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze, or other apps.

Start and navigate multi-stop routes on the iPhone route planner app.

 

As you navigate your route, you can set statuses to stops, attach proof of delivery to stops, etc. First, tap on the “Arrived” button next to a stop and then tap on the “Set Status” button. Next, you can set the preferred status for the stop. Additionally, you can attach to your stops such types of proof of delivery or service as electronic signatures, text notes, images, and more. Once you complete your route, you can check such route statistics as how long the route lasted, how many stops you visited, and more.

Collect proof of delivery and proof of service to complete multi-stop last-mile routes.

 

Add and Import Addresses to Multi-Stop Route

To start planning a new route, add your route stop addresses. For your convenience and efficiency, you can add addresses to routes in multiple ways. Further, you can learn how to add addresses with autocomplete, use the OCR address scanner, import addresses from your a cloud storage, and more.

 

Enter Addresses with Autocomplete and Geocoding

To enter an address, tap on the “Enter Start Address” or “Enter Address” button and then start typing in your address. Route4Me route planner app will suggest the available geocoded and autocompleted address options. After selecting the preferred address, you can add additional address details, such as the Second Address, Alias, Phone Number, Stop Type, and Service Time. After that, you can proceed to add more addresses or finish adding addresses and optimize your route.

Geocode, validate, and add autocompleted addresses to multi-stop routes on the iPhone route planner app.

 

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Address Scanner

To quickly add addresses to a route instead of entering them manually, you can scan addresses using Route4Me’s OCR Address Scanner. First, tap on the Camera Icon when planning a new route or adding stops to a planned route. Next, point your device’s camera at an address, tap on the Camera Icon to capture it, and then continue scanning more addresses. Additionally, you can add additional details to each scanned address. Once you scanned the preferred addresses, tap on the “Go to Route” button.

Using OCR address scanner to scan addresses for multi-stop routes on the iPhone route planner app.

 

Import Addresses from iCloud, iPhone, Google Drive, and Dropbox

To quickly add multiple addresses, you can import a CSV, XLS, or XLSX spreadsheet with route addresses. Additionally, you can learn more about Route4Me’s spreadsheet formatting requirements.

First, tap on the “Enter Start Address” or “Enter Address” button when planning a new route or adding stops to a planned route. Next, tap on the “Import Addresses” button and then select the preferred import options. In detail, you can import address spreadsheets from iCloud Drive, iPhone storage, Google Drive, Dropbox, and other supported cloud storage services. Once you import your spreadsheet, Route4Me will automatically geocode and autocomplete your address.

Import addresses from iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, and other cloud services and devices into the iPhone route planner app.

 

Add Route Addresses from iPhone Contacts

Furthermore, you can use addresses from your iPhone contacts to plan multi-stop routes. To do so, tap on the “Enter Start Address” or “Enter Address” button when planning a new route or adding stops to a planned route. Next, tap on the “Connect Contacts” button. After that, you can start entering addresses or contact names, the app will automatically suggest using your iPhone contacts that contain the respective address or contact details.

Adding contacts from iPhone to Route4Me for multi-stop route planning.

 

Route Settings, Optimization Types, Travel Modes

After adding your addresses, you can specify the preferred route and optimization settings. Specifically, you can schedule your route and select the preferred optimization type, travel mode, and more. Furthermore, you can adjust your route settings and re-optimize the already optimized route at any time.

 

Schedule Multi-Stop Route – Route Start Time and Date

After adding your route addresses, tap on the “Settings” button and then tap on the “Route Schedule” button. After that, select the preferred route start date and time. Equally important, when you start a scheduled route, the app will automatically change the route’s scheduled time to the current time. Furthermore, you can reschedule the route at any time.

Scheduling multi-stop delivery, pickup, or service routes on the iPhone route planner app.

 

Multi-Stop Route Optimization Types and Travel Modes

After scheduling the route, select the preferred route optimization type, route directions optimization type, and travel mode. First, tap on the respective buttons and then select the preferred options. Next, tap on the “Stops” button in the top left corner to return to the route, and then tap and hold the “Hold to Plan Route” button to apply the settings. Accordingly, Route4Me will automatically sequence your addresses in the most optimal visitation order based on your specific settings. Below, you can learn how each route optimization type, route directions optimization type, and travel mode works.

To edit a planned and optimized route, tap on the “Edit” button.

Optimize multi-address routes and automatically sequence multiple stops on the iPhone route planner app.

SettingsDescription
Optimization Type
RoundtripRoute planner app will sequence route addresses, starting and ending the route at the same address.
Lock Last DestinationRoute planner app will sequence route addresses, ending the route at the last added address or the last address in the imported file.
End AnywhereRoute planner app will sequence route addresses and end the route at the most optimal address.
Disable Optimization – RoundtripRoute planner app will plan the route with the exact same sequence of addresses as they were added or imported, starting and ending the route at the same address.
Disable Optimization – End AnywhereRoute planner app will plan the route with the exact same sequence of addresses as they were added or imported, ending the route at the last added or imported address.
Optimize Directions For
Shortest Travel TimeRoute planner app will sequence addresses in the most optimal visitation order, without accounting for the current traffic.
Shortest Travel Time with TrafficRoute planner app will sequence addresses in the most optimal visitation order, accounting for the current traffic.
Travel Mode
Driving Travel ModeRoute planner app will plan the route with driving directions for a vehicle.
Bicycling Travel ModeRoute planner app will plan the route with biking directions for a bicycle.

 

After planning and optimizing your route, you can start, navigate, and complete it. You can navigate routes using Route4Me’s In-App Voice-Guided Navigation. Alternatively, you can use other navigation apps such as Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze App, etc. As you navigate your route and arrive at stops, you can set stop statuses and track the progress. Furthermore, you can attach various POD types to your stops, such as e-signatures, images, etc.

 

Start and Navigate Multi-Address Route on iPhone Route Planner

First, start your route by tapping and holding the “Hold to Start Route” button. Once you start your route, the app will automatically update the route’s start time and date to the current time and date. After starting your route, you can navigate to route stops from your current location.

Multi-address route planning and navigation on iPhone route planner app.

 

First, tap on the route stop that you want to visit and then tap on the “Navigate” button next to it. After that, select “In-App Navigation” to use Route4Me’s Integrated Voice Guide Navigation with live traffic. Next, the app will generate the most optimal navigation directions for your route. Route4Me’s in-app voice-guided navigation provides voice driving directions, travel time to the next stop, an overview of the route, and more.

Furthermore, Route4Me’s multi-stop routing app supports multiple navigation apps such as Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze App, CoPilot, and even Uber. Accordingly, you can select the preferred navigation app and use it for navigation to one stop at a time.

Navigate multi-stop routes using Google Maps, Waze App, Apple Maps, or in-app voice guide navigation.

 

Set Statuses to Route Stops and Attach Proof of Delivery

As you navigate your route and arrive at stops, you can set a specific status to each stop. Additionally, you can attach various types of proof of service and proof of delivery. First, tap on the “Arrived” button next to the stop and then tap on the “Set Status” button. After that, set the preferred status to the stop. Next, you can attach images, electronic signatures, text notes, videos, and other types of POD and POS. After selecting a status and attaching the preferred data, tap on the respective status button.

NOTE: Depending on your account settings, you can set different stop statuses and attach different types of data to your stops. To enable a specific stop status or data attachment type for your account, please contact the Route4Me Support Team.

Collect proof of delivery, electronic signatures, receipt images, etc., and attach POD to route stops on the iPhone route planner.

 

End Route, Check Route Statistics and Route KPIs

After visiting all stops on your route, the route planner will automatically prompt you to end the route. To manually end your route, tap on the “End Route” button at the bottom of the stops list. Furthermore, once you finish the route, the app will provide a detailed route summary, route duration, traveled distance, and the actual route start and end times.

If you have stops without a status, Route4Me will show the percentage of stops with and without a status. Accordingly, you can set statuses to the respective stops and end the route.

Track route progress and end multi-stop routes on the iPhone route planner app.

 

Mobile and Website Real-Time Route Data Synchronization

Route4Me supports real-time route data synchronization between Route4Me’s mobile route planner apps and Web Platform. Accordingly, routes planned on the iPhone or iPad app can become available on the Web Platform in real-time and vice versa. Additionally, learn more about Route4Me’s User Hierarchy and route visibility permissions. Learn more about Route4Me’s Mobile and Web subscriptions.

Real-time routing data synchronization between Route4Me's Website and mobile route planner app.

 

Apple Maps Route Planner and Route4Me Routes

In addition to the in-app navigation, Route4Me also enables you to navigate your optimized routes with third-party navigation apps. For example, you can navigate Route4Me routes using Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze App, CoPilot, and even Uber.

To use the Apple Maps Route Planner navigation, tap on the “Navigate” button next to the preferred route destination. Next, select “Apple Maps” from the list of available navigation options. The route planner app will automatically send the respective GPS route data to the Apple Maps navigation app.

Next, tap on the “Go” button to navigate from your current location to the selected Route4Me route stop using the Apple Maps navigation app. You can use Apple Maps route planner navigation on your iPhone or iPad.

 

Google Maps Route Planner and Route4Me Routes

Google Maps is one of the best apps – if not the best – for navigating from one location to another. However, Google Maps can’t optimize and automatically sequence route destinations in the most optimal order. Thus, when you sequence your route stops manually, you may end up with routes that have significantly longer distance and driving time. Learn more about how to manually plan multi-stop routes on the Google Maps Route Planner.

Therefore, we enable you to send Route4Me optimized routes to the Google Maps navigation app. To use the Google Maps Route Planner navigation app, tap on the “Navigate” button next to the preferred stop. Then, select Google Maps from the list of all navigation apps.

 

Free Route Planner Unlimited Stops Test Drive

With Route4Me’s Free Route Planner trial, you can use your own business and routing data to see what benefits you will get before investing in a subscription. Just install the Route4Me Android app and get a Free Route Planner Unlimited Stops and Unlimited Tasks test drive right away!

 

 

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Route4Me has over 35,000 customers globally. Route4Me's Android and iPhone mobile apps have been downloaded over 2 million times since 2009. Extremely easy-to-use, Route4Me's apps create optimized routes, synchronize routes to mobile devices, enable communication with drivers and customers, offer turn-by-turn directions, delivery confirmation, and more. Behind the scenes, Route4Me's operational optimization platform combines high-performance algorithms with data science, machine learning, and big data to plan, optimize, and analyze routes of almost any size in real-time.

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