Going On A Road Trip? Make Sure You Download These iPhone Apps Before You Go! – Tech Femina

Motorists throughout Britain will often go on various road trips during their driving careers. For example, it might be a trip to the in-laws at Christmas time, or perhaps a nice relaxing holiday break in the picturesque Scottish Highlands.

If you have got an Apple iPhone, then you are highly likely to be taking it on the road with you. But did you know that you can download some pretty awesome apps on it to make your road trip more fun and interesting? Check out these must-have apps!

TomTom U.K. & Ireland

The TomTom U.K. & Ireland app for the Apple iPhone is made available by the same people that make those brilliant standalone sat-nav devices that we all know and love.

Although most of us are used to having these separate devices, you can use your iPhone as a sat-nav device and with a handy windscreen mount for it, you won’t need any other hardware to get to your destination quickly and safely!

Download the TomTom U.K. & Ireland app from the App Store (£27.49).


It is highly likely that you won’t know much of what’s available in terms of amenities along the route of your road trip, but this is where the AroundMe app steps in to help! Highly recommended by the guys at Pentagon-Group; it eliminates the need for faffing around with web searches on your iPhone.

This app can simply find out where you are using the built-in GPS system and your mobile data connection, and direct you to the nearest hotel, ATM or coffee shop if you fancy a nice refreshing brew but don’t want to pay those rip-off motorway services prices!

Download the AroundMe app from the App Store (free).

WhatGas Petrol Prices

When you are going on a long journey, it’s useful to know where the local filling stations are along the way. What would be even more useful is knowing how much fuel would cost from those filling stations, and that’s where the WhatGas Petrol Prices comes in.

This free app will help you to determine the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG fuels from any filling station across Britain.

Download the WhatGas Petrol Prices app from the App Store (free).

iPlayer Radio

If you are miles away from any decent radio stations on your travels and you can’t miss out on any of your favourite BBC radio stations, then you should be downloading the free iPlayer Radio app! You can listen live to any of the BBC’s radio stations over a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection, and you can even download podcasts and many on-demand radio programmes also.

Download the iPlayer Radio app from the App Store (free).


Spotify is a popular music streaming service that you can subscribe to either for free (ad-supported) or through its Premium service.

You can set up playlists of your favourite songs and albums, and if you are going somewhere without Wi-Fi or mobile data connections available, you can set your playlists up for offline listening before you leave home!

Download the Spotify app from the App Store (free).

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