myTracks turns your iPhone or Apple Watch into a fully functional GPS logger. During recording, you can add waypoints to highlight important locations. The GPS tracks are stored on your iPhone and optionally in iCloud. There is no need to register or login to any internet service. Your tracks are your tracks.

You can start and stop individual GPS recordings or use the power-saving diary mode. Using this mode myTracks automatically creates a single track for each day with the most important locations.

The integrated Apple Watch app displays information about the current GPS recording. This includes the starting time, distance traveled, current, minimum and maximum elevation. Since myTracks 5 you can record tracks directly using Apple Watch.

Here is an overview of the main features of myTracks:
- GPS Recording: You record GPS tracks using iPhone or Apple Watch. There is no need for an active internet connection.
- Maps: The tracks are shown on pixel or vector maps based on OpenStreetMap.
- Offline Maps: myTracks provides offline vector maps for every country of the world. Once an offline map has been loaded to your iPhone you can zoom in to any detail of the map without an internet connection. The pixel maps also supports the download of offline maps.
- Track Organization: You can organize your tracks using folders, e.g. a folder for a year a folder for a holiday.
- Export and Sharing: Tracks can be exported as GPX, KML or KMZ files.
- Diary Mode: myTracks has a special recording mode called Diary Mode. Once this mode has been started myTracks creates a single track for each day. It uses a power efficient iOS feature called "major location changes". The Diary Mode can be switched on all the time without drilling down your battery.
- Search: Within myTracks you can search for addresses or special points (POIs).
- iCloud: All your tracks and the folder structure is synchronized between all your Apple device, both iOS and macOS.
- Apple Watch: myTracks contains an Apple Watch App with quick access to all major features and information of your recording. It can also be used for direct track recording.
- Track Import: GPS tracks can be imported to the track library from other apps using the GPX file format.
- myTracks is ad-free

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

- English
- German
- French
- Japanese

What’s New

Version 7.3.1

New in myTracks 7.3.1:
- Bugfixes

New in myTracks 7.3.0:
- Italian localization

New in myTracks 7.2.2:
- Sharing of tracks of selected folders

New in myTracks 7.2.1:
- Traditional Chinese Localization
- The share button in Track Edit mode is back.
- Bugfix when both using "Smoothing Track Recording" and "Time interval > 1s"
- Bugfix: imported tracks from GPX files are now save correctly.
- Bugfix: Diary recordings have not been saved in some situations.

New in myTracks 7.2.0:
- Smoothing of GPS recordings
- Only record when iPhone is in motion
- Siri shortcuts to start and stop recordings

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

g.marinov ,

great for walks

I use this regularly to navigate unknown places which are not covered in detail on eg Apple Maps. the OpenStreetMaps pixel mode is great for seeing paths out in the open. The position indicator takes a moment to find my exact location but usually it works just fine if i give it a few seconds. I don’t even use the GPS logging functions - as a navigation app I quite enjoy myTracks, despite its somewhat non-streamlined UI. Recommended but do take your time to learn the UI.

MikeTheTraveler ,

Bugs bugs bugs!

The app has loads of bugs, it crashes all the time, especially when arranging folders and changing their names. I’m having so many issues with it. I must have renamed and rearranged my tracks and folders a million times, but they always go back to their previous state. And recently when I starts tracking, after a while it’s done nothing... and then it crashed yet again.

After the latest update there’s a very annoying blue line on top of all apps, that reminds me that mytracks is actively using my location... I KNOW... I TURNED IT ON, DIDN’T I?!? This app is getting worse by the day!

There should be a warning when deleting entire folders... I’ve just deleted an entire folder with years worth of tracks, while deleting a bunch of meaningless tracks. So very disappointing. Even better, there should be the option to LOCK a folder or a track, so that it cannot be deleted without unlocking it first.

Yodplods ,

Does exactly what it says on the Tin

Look no further then this for a gps tracker, works with Apple Watch to. I’ve been logging my gps tracks for years using this, and it has never let me down.

App Privacy

The developer, Dirk Stichling, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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