Plan a Route – iOS Route Planner App for iPhone and iPad

Route4Me’s iOS Route Planner app provides seamless continuity throughout the entire route planning and optimization process while featuring tools for real-time route navigation as well as progress tracking. Planning routes with Route4Me is extremely easy and fast. All you need to do is schedule the route and add route destinations. Next, the app will automatically sequence your customer addresses in the most optimal order for the shortest travel time and route distance.

Once the route is planned, you can navigate it in real-time using our integrated voice-guided navigation. Additionally, you can navigate optimized routes with such third-party apps as Apple Maps, Google Maps, etc. Furthermore, our route planner app allows you to collect electronic signatures, communicate with the team, control CO2 emissions, synchronize route data in real-time, and much more.

 

 

Plan a Route on iOS Route Planner App

To plan a new route on the iOS Route Planner app, go to “Routes” from the navigation menu at the bottom and then tap on the “Add New Route” button. Next, tap on the “Route Name” field to name the route.

Plan a route on Route4Me's multi-stop route planner app for iPhones and iPads.

 

Schedule Route on Multi-Stop Route Planner

Then, tap on the “Route Schedule” field to schedule the route. Next, use the route calendar to schedule the route for the preferred date and then select the route start time.

Scheduling a route for date and time on Route4Me's iOS Route Planner app for iPhone and iPad.

 

Select Optimization Type on iPhone Route Planner App

After that, you can select one of the multiple route optimization types featured by the iPhone Route Planner app. Tap on the “Optimization Type” field and then select one of the following route optimization types:

  • Roundtrip: the route will start and end at the same destination or route depot.
  • Lock Last Destination: the route will start and end at the last added destination.
  • End Anywhere: Route4Me will sequence the route and end it at the most optimal address.
  • Disable Optimization – Roundtrip: the app will plan the route with the exact same sequence of addresses as they were added, starting and ending the route at the same depot.
  • Disable Optimization – End Anywhere: the app will plan the route with the exact same sequence of addresses as they were added, ending the route at the last added address.

Select optimization type for planning a route on Route4Me's iOS mobile routing app.

 

Select Route Travel Mode for Driving, Walking, or Bicycling

Next, tap on the “Travel Mode” field to optimize the route for specific route travel directions:

  • Driving Travel Mode: the app will optimize the route directions for a vehicle (driving).
  • Walking Travel Mode: the multi-stop route planner will optimize the route for walking roads only.
  • Bicycling Travel Mode: the route planner app will include only those roads that are permitted for bicycling.

Select travel mode for driving, walking, and bicycling routing on the iOS Route Planner app.

 

Add Addresses to the Route as Destinations

Next, once you’ve specified the route optimization settings, tap on the “Continue” button. After that, tap on the “Set Your Departure Address” to add the start address and route destinations.

Add addresses for planning routes on Route4Me's routing app for iPhone and iPad.

 

Use OCR Address Scanner on iOS Route Planner App

Route4Me’s iOS Route Planner app supports the in-app OCR route address scanner for scanning addresses from printed labels, box labels, etc. The OCR scanner helps to save time and avoid data input errors.

To use the OCR address scanner for adding addresses to the route, select the “Scan” option when adding destinations. Next, scan addresses and add them to the route as destinations. Accordingly, when you scan an address, it’s automatically geocoded and the app may suggest selecting one of the multiple validated addresses.

Scanning addresses for route planning with Route4Me's OCR address scanner on the iOS routing app.

 

Geocode Addresses and Locations to Add Destinations

Further, you can manually add destinations to the route. Our route planning app will automatically geocode and validate each address. To do so, select the “Add New” option when adding destinations. Next, input the full or partial address into the “Address” field and then choose one of the suggested geocoded and validated addresses in the “Valid Addresses” field. Next, you can add an optional contact phone number and an alias.

Geocoding addresses and locations on the iOS route planner app to add destinations to the route.

 

Add Addresses from Synced Address Book

Furthermore, you can add destinations to the route using addresses in your Route4Me synchronized Address Book. To do so, choose the “Add from Synced Address Book” option when adding destinations.  Next, select the addresses that you want to add to the route and then tap on the “Done” button. Additionally, you can tap on the Map icon to view your address on the Address Book Map.

Adding destinations to the route using addresses and contacts from the synced address book.

 

Optimize Route Destinations

Finally, once you’ve added route addresses and mapped multiple locations, you can optimize the route. Thus, to optimize and sequence addresses in the most optimal order, tap on the “Plan Route” button.

After that, to start route navigation, mark destinations as Arrived and Done, collect proof of delivery, and progress on the route, you need to start the route. Accordingly, tap on the “Start Route” button to start the optimized route. Learn how to start route and end route on the iOS route planner app.

Optimizing route on the iOS Route Planner app to map multiple locations.

 

Navigate Planned Route on iOS Route Planner App

Furthermore, Route4Me’s multi-stop routing app features integrated voice-guided GPS navigation. Thus, you can plan and navigate multi-stop routes using the same app. To navigate the route, tap on the “Navigate” button next to the preferred stop. Next, the app will automatically generate walking, bicycling, or driving directions from your current location to the selected route destination.

Additionally, our iOS route planning app also features Single Stop and Continuous Navigation. Accordingly, you can navigate from your current location to a single selected destination or through the entire route.

Navigating optimized routes in real-time using Route4Me's iOS multi-stop route planner app.

 

Mark Route Destinations as Arrived and Done

Next, you can mark route destinations as Arrived and Done to track the route progress:

  • The “Arrived” stop status indicates that the driver has arrived at the location.
  • The “Done” stop status indicates that the driver has completed or delivered the order.

To mark a destination as Arrived, tap on the respective button. Similarly, to mark the destination as completed or serviced, tap on the “Done” button.

Marking destinations as Arrived and Done on iOS multi-stop routing app to track route progress.

 

Mobile to Website Real-Time Route Data Synchronization

Equally important, Route4Me supports real-time route data synchronization between the mobile route planner app and the route planning Web Platform (website). Therefore, routes planned on the iPhone or iPad Route Planner app can become available on the Web Platform in real-time. Learn more about Route4Me’s User Hierarchy and route visibility permissions.

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

 

Apple Maps Route Planner GPS Navigation

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.

Using the Apple Maps route planner navigation to navigate optimized routes in real-time.

 

Google Maps Route Planner vs iOS Route Planning App

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.

Navigating routes with the Google Maps route planner navigation and Route4Me's iOS routing app.

 

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 34,000 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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