iPhone is one of the most intelligent devices available in this world. Most of us restrict the phone usage for routines like playing games, reading news and checking emails. However, you can extend the usage to specific tasks like tracking your flight’s schedule. Tracking the status of the flight is important when you are traveling whether it is for business or personal reasons. Flight tracking is an also regular work for frequent travelers. Having a smart devices like iPhone makes this flight tracking easier on the go.
3 Ways to Track Your Flight in iPhone
Due to the pandemic situation, thousands of flights are cancelled or rescheduled everyday. You can use one of the below options in your iPhone to track the latest status and keep yourself ready.
- Track flights with Notes app
- Try with Safari browser
- Using third party app to track flights
Let us explain all these methods in the following section. Remember, you can use all these methods in other Apple devices like Mac, iPad and Apple Watch also.
1. Flight Tracking with Notes App
Flight tracking apps are popular in App Store but you don’t need to have one. The best way to track your flights is to use the default Notes app in iPhone. Just open “Notes” app in your iPhone and edit or create a new note. Enter your flight number, for example LH317 and tap on “Done”.
You can enter the flight numbers in different ways like LH317 (without space) or LH 317 (with space) or LH#317. After tapping “Done”, your iPhone will automatically insert an underline to identify this as a code of a flight number. Tap on the flight number link and choose “Preview Flight” option. The latest iOS model will show the “Preview Flight” as a dropdown along with an option to copy the flight code. On earlier iOS versions, you will see the option is showing on the bottom of the screen.
You can see the map along with all the details of the flight like departing time, arriving time and flight duration. Look under the “Status” to see the live status of your flight whether it is on time or delayed.
Note: Nowadays, you will see “Flight information not available” for most of the flights due to pandemic situation. In such a case, make sure to confirm with your travel agent or booking agency regarding the latest situation.
2. Using Safari App with Google or Bing
The problem with the above method is that Apple does not recognize all flight codes in Notes app. This is a major problem especially for the local flight numbers in your country. In such case, just open Safari app and go to Google. Type in the flight number and search. Google will show the live flight status like below. You can even get the terminal, gate number and check the status of flights availability on nearby dates.
If Google is not accessible on your location you can do similar flight status search with Bing. Go to Bing, type in the flight number and search. Bing will show the flight status like below along with the details like from which terminal/gate the flight is started and in which terminal/gate the flight is arriving.
Note that instead of accessing Google or Bing websites, you can also use Google Search and Bing Search iOS apps for tracking your flight status.
3. Using Flight Tracking Apps
If you want customized and detailed flight tracking then you should look for the relevant apps in App Store. There are large number of free and premium apps available for this purpose. For example, download and install Flightradar24 app. This app allows you to enter the flight number and get the details in realtime. You can also get the history details of the flight and the alerts if any applicable for current flight.
Track Flight on MacBook
As mentioned, all the above methods to track flights in iPhone will also work in your Mac. Therefore, if you do not have an iPhone during travel, you can easily track the flight status with your MacBook.
- For example, open Notes app and enter your flight number that you want to track.
- The number will be automatically converted to a flight code if it matches.
- On Mac, you will not see the underline below flight code.
- Instead, move your mouse over the flight number to see a small down arrow appears at the end.
- Now, click on the flight number to see the map along with the flight details similar to iPhone.
You can make use of your iPhone while traveling or waiting in the airport to track the flight status. You can also help anyone to track the latest flight status and adjust their schedule accordingly. Remember, flight tracking in iPhone works perfectly during normal situation. However, the pandemic situation changes dynamically demanding airports and countries around the world to follow different safety measures and schedule. If you do not find the flight information, make sure to confirm with relevant authorities and follow the guidelines.