Hep !! Does iOS6 map have Offline navigation?? No Data Plan!

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hep !! Does iOS6 map have Offline navigation?? No Data Plan! :mad::mad:

    I know the 3d map is gorgeous, but does it come with offline mode??
    Can i preload the map data ??
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    no offline mode, you'll need data to use it
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    Wait for iOS 7 for Apple to copy that feature from Android. ;)

    (to those of you getting angry, that was a joke)
     
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    jpetticrew

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    Shouldn't it cache the maps you need from when you plan the route?
     
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    yeah this is what I'm wondering. Can I load a trip then shut off all data and still make it ok? Maybe even be able to look up some locations in a close enough radius to the route?
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    I tried this briefly today. Although you need data to find your destination, once you hit route you can turn off data and the route will be cached. All turns will be called out by Siri and it'll tell you exactly how to get there. However, you still need the data just to plan the route.
     
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    Mad Mac Maniac

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    That's good. Next test, what happens if you go off route? is there a buffered region around which can still reroute you? It would be good to see how wide an area that encompassed
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    I'm afraid I can't conduct any more tests on this - my data usage went through the roof, and it was downloading something constantly, so I've rolled back to 5.1.1.
     
  9. macrumors 68020

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    You'll have the route and the turn by turn but you won't have the actual maps. Those are downloaded on the fly.
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    I'm not sure when this is correct. I took a short detour from the route that Siri had given me and it still displayed other streets nearby that weren't on my original route.
     
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    NightFox

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    After just a short bit of experimentation, my experience has been that where the mobile signal drops out, the map itself is no longer shown (i.e. no roads), but the route is still displayed. The attached pic shows what I mean - see how to motorway disappears, but the blue line marking the route is still there. It's also good to see that Siri obviously doesn't realise we drive on the left in the UK; exiting to the right as it suggests could have fairly fatal consequences!
     

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  12. macrumors regular

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    useless features unless data plans will include roaming.

    because for Europe, it is out of question. Even the most expensive data plans do not include Europe international cell call Roaming and Apple wants us to use data ?? :eek:

    Friend of mine had to pay 600 Eur, reduced from 6000 Eur, and he even did not leave the country. (they call it 25GB fair usage... written with tiny letters under unlimited XXL Plan ) :(
     
  13. macrumors 68020

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    It works on wifi.

    Or just use tomtom.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    Not use, buy tomtom. You can use Android or windows phone or symbian, all have free Navigation, offline
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    Or just buy any other leading smartphone that does offline maps.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    Get a data plan?
     

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