THE bigger the airport, the longer you’re likely to spend completely lost looking for either a chemist, a stationery store or the boarding gate.
But wandering around aimlessly at the likes of Heathrow or Gatwick could soon be a thing of the past.
According to Ars Technica, Apple Maps is updating its software to show detailed maps of airport terminals.
That means travellers can check their phones to work out where their favourite café or store is, but also how far their gate is from the main food court area.
It also reveals whether there smaller cafes and shops on the long walkways to the boarding gates – so you don’t get caught short again.
By zooming in on the map for a specific terminal, the user will be able to see what restaurants and cafes are in different sections, as well as where the toilets and security checkpoints are.
By tapping the name of the location they are interested in, users can also find out more information about it – what food the restaurant sells for instance.
Google Maps have shown where different shops are in terminals for a while - but this is the first time an app has shown where boarding gates and security is in a terminal.
The software update is part of iOS 11 and it mainly features US airports initially, like Las Vegas, Chicago O’Hare, Portland and Miami.
But the company is extending the changes to British and European airports fairly soon.
Berlin, Heathrow, Gatwick and Amsterdam have already been confirmed by Apple at its developer conference.