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Navigation by route

Navigation by route

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The navigation function allows you to reach your destination easily using voice guidance (optional).

Navigation screen Android Navigation screen iOS

How to use

To start the navigation, you need to use the navigation button on the map screen. Or choose navigation option in the main menu:

Android: Меню → Навигация

iOS: Menu → Directions

Next, you'll need to set the starting point and the destination. As for the starting point, you can choose your current location, Favorite location, select a point on the map or use an address. You can also set a starting point by long tapping on the map and choosing 'Directions from' in Map Context menu. To navigate to a point, just press the navigation button in its context menu.

Navigation screen select point Android Navigation screen iOS

Tap to Отправление: (your current position by default) or Отправление: for select Start-Finish points of your navigation:

  • Поиск - opens the search menu for choosing point.
  • Адрес - opens address search menu for choosing point.
  • Моё местоположение - allows to choose Your position for point.
  • Выбрать на карте - opens the map for choosing point by tapping on the map.
  • Избранные - allows to choose Favorite for point.
  • Маркеры - allows to choose Map marker for point.
  • Swap Starting point and Destination - allows to change Start <-> Finish points.

"Swap Starting point and Destination" and "+" buttons:

  • "Swap Starting point and Destination" - allows to change Start <-> Finish points.

  • "+" - allows to add intermediate points for navigation.

    As soon as your points are selected, the app will create a route and will start guiding you after you tap "Start" button.

Navigation screen start Android Navigation screen iOS

When the navigation is running, you can press the home button. You will get the message 'OsmAnd is running in the background'. This means that even if you turn the screen off or exit the active app window, you'll still get voice prompts. For Android versions other than 3.3, we have added the “Turn on screen” option. This allows you to show the map on the lock screen during navigation. Now, this function does not request any permissions for the correct operation. You can use it to save phone power. The function is configured separately for each profile. To configure, you need to select a profile that supports navigation and go to Profile settings - General settings - Screen control and enable the Screen timeout option (move the slider to the ON state - should turn blue).

  • Звук - allows to switch on/off navigation prompts and to open Voice prompts menu.
  • Стиль езды (bicycle..) - allows to choose driving style for bicycle navigation type: Предпочитать грунтовые дороги, Предпочитать переулки, Сбалансированный, Короткие маршруты.
  • Использовать данные о высотах (bicycle..) - allows to avoid strong uphills: Ровный, Сглаженный, Ровный.
  • Разрешить магистрали (bicycle..) -
  • Избегать дорог - allows to select a road you want to avoid during navigation, either on the map.
  • Показывать вдоль маршрута - allows to shows POI, My Favourites, Traffic warnings along the route.
  • Следовать по маршруту - allows to choose a track for navigation by it.
  • Разрешить частные зоны - allows to navigate to private zone.
  • Снижать расход топлива - calculates navigation by fuel-efficient algorithm.
  • Учитывать временные ограничения - allows to consider temporary limitations.
  • Настройки навигации - opens Navigation settings of app profile.
  • Customize route line - opens menu of Route line.
  • Моделировать навигацию - allows to simulate your navigation.

Home - Work points

Special points of Favorites in Navigation menu for quickly access.

Previous route

Last route which you built for navigation.

Displayed tracks

List of shown track on the map. Clicking by one of it opens Follow track menu function.


Tracks list.

Navigation route Android Navigation route iOS


Navigation route Android Navigation route iOS

Navigation route Android Navigation route iOS

Navigation route Android Navigation route iOS

Type of navigation

Link to Navigation profiles

Custom routing

Link to Tech Documentation

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