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OsmAnd 4.6 (iOS)

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Hello, everyone!

We are pleased to announce the release of a 4.6 version of OsmAnd for iOS devices. Update it at the AppStore.

Car Play

What's new​

External sensors​

The release introduces support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensors, providing compatibility for a range of external sensors such as speed, cadence, distance, temperature and pulse. This inclusion enhances the app’s capability to sync and display data from these external devices, catering to cycling enthusiasts and those using supplementary fitness equipment.

Sensor connectionWidget on the screen

You can add the following external sensors to the OsmAnd application:

  • Heart Rate. The heart rate sensor can transmit your heart rate in real time. This is useful for cycling training when you want to track your heart rate to optimize your training efforts.
  • Bicycle Cadence. Cadence is the number of pedal turns per minute. Cadence sensors help you maintain optimal pedalling speed for efficient cycling.
  • Bicycle Speed. Speed sensors provide information about your current speed while cycling.
  • Bicycle Distance. Distance sensors measure the distance you travel when you're driving.
  • Temperature. The widget displays the ambient temperature, which can be very useful if you don't want to overheat or freeze on your bike or motorcycle.

This data from external sensors can be added for a recording track or to the Widget panel. This data you can see on Analyze Track on the map.


Widget updates​

External sensors widgets​

As we noted in this article that external sensors were added. And now you can add widgets of external sensors to a device screen:

Menu β†’ Configure screen β†’ Right/Left panel β†’ Add widget β†’ External sensors


Top / Bottom panels​

Added Coordinates, Lanes, Map markers bar, Street name widgets for Top and Bottom panels:


Travel Guides​

For this release, we added Wikivoyage Travel Guides. Now, you can upload Wikivoyage points and articles for your trip on the OsmAnd map.

OsmAnd Menu β†’ Travel guides

Download menuArticles list

Added Bookmarks for Travel tab in My Places menu:

OsmAnd Menu β†’ My Places β†’ Travel

Trabel tabBookmark

You can add wikivoyage points on the map or find in om My Places > Tracks > Travel menu.

Wikivoyage articlePoints on the map

Default appearance for Favorites folder​

  • Added context menu for Favorites folders.
  • Allow to set default appearance for Favorites folders.
Context menuAppearance menu

New Help screen​

This is an important new feature for users who often travel in regions with limited internet access. The application now has an offline (saved to cache) help screen that helps you solve questions and find information without a network connection.

Menu β†’ Help

In addition, the Help menu has been completely redesigned, adding articles from with additional menu sections:

Most viewed, User guide, Troubleshooting, Contact us, Report issues, About OsmAnd.

CarPlay dashboard support and 3D​

One of the additions in this update is the integration of the OsmAnd map into the CarPlay dashboard.

  • Added dashboard support.
  • Added 3D button to the CarPlay screen.
  • Fixed bugs.
Car PlayCar Play

Night theme​

Added the night theme for all OsmAnd screens. Changing appearance for OsmAnd is changing appearance for iOS system:

iOS Settings > Display & Brightness > Light/Dark or Automatic

iOS settings screenOsmAnd Configure map menu
dark themedark theme

Now in the Context menu of a point, you can find not only geographical coordinates in various formats but also a shareable OpenStreetMap Link with a location marker.

OSM Link


GPX slope color​

Palitra for Slope (Track Appearance) is symmetric. The reasoning is that in plenty of use cases like hiking, biking, trail running, and skiing, descents are of equal significance than ascents, there is no reason to compress the color space of one vs. the other.

Track Appearance menuTrack on the map
Slope colorSlope color

Rename Route parameters​

For Cycling and On foot routing we renamed "Use elevation data" to "Preferred terrain":

  • Menu β†’ Configure profile (Boat, Driving, Walking or another one) β†’ Navigation settings β†’ Route parameters β†’ Preferred terrain β†’ Any, Flat, Less hilly, Hilly
  • Navigation button β†’ Settings β†’ Preferred terrain β†’ Any, Flat, Less hilly, Hilly

Preferred terrain

Info for navigaton route​

Additional info was added for Navigaton screen:

  • Altitude range (Max/Min altitude)
  • CO2 emission (Vehicle engine type is provided)

Route info

Now in the Context menu of a point, you can find not only geographical coordinates in various formats, but also a shareable OpenStreetMap Link with location marker.

OSM Link

Redesign OSM plugin​

Changed POI/Note upload menu.

Bugs fixed​

Bugs: 3235, 3262, 3268, 3242, 3251, 3245, 3240, 3239, 3218, 3207, 3153, 3178, 3166, 3297.

The release of the OsmAnd 4.6 app for iOS offers users a wide range of improvements, new features, more powerful navigation and data management tools, making the use of the app more convenient, informative and adapted to different usage situations.

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