iOS 6 Maps "offline"?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by fjordschritt, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008

    One question.

    Do you know, is it possible to navigate offline with "Maps" in iOS 6?

    So, i mean the turn-by-turn navigation. Do i need instantly a connection to the internet or can i use it offline?

  2. macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2011
    Same as current google maps, you cannot use the new maps offline, its very heavy on the downloading to be honest, so don't recommend this while roaming.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Another question:

    Can i use this turn-by-turn navigation in Germany? Is it possible to navigate in this country?

    Or, Apple supports only countries like USA, UK, Australia...?!
  4. macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2011
    Turn by turn is only on iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or 3. Look in a similar topic here. As for location, for example estonia where i am in doesnt even have half the functionality. So probably you can, but i wouldnt know.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
  6. macrumors member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Google Maps can cache up to 10 mile radius I believe. Not real helpful, but if a friend lives in the boonies with no service it would come in handy to get you closer.
  7. macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2009
    If you plan a route, does it not download all the mapping data for that route in advance at all?

    Not having the ability to download maps means that I will have to stick with my existing Navigation App, Co-pilot. Not everyone lives in 3G areas. A large area of where I work has hardly any signal. A navigation system that suddenly goes "I have no idea where we are right now!" is pointless.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2011
    Swindon, UK.
    I hope Orange are planning to come up with an unlimited data plan. This could get expensive.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Dec 16, 2011
    Yes. I do not believe there is Flyover data for that area however.

    Any area with documented roads (by TomTom, which is basically everywhere) supports turn-by-turn. Flyover relies on C3 Technologies.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2009
    Yes you can!!!

    Today I traveled from Bucharest to Istanbul (650Km) I used iGO but some 350Km from the destination, I stopped at a gas station. I wanted to se alternate routes and is not so easy on iGO. I played a little on maps using the gas station's wifi. I set the maps nav to Istanbul, and pressed start to see how long I can go on the loaded cache. It took me all the way to Istanbul showing all the turns. I had no carrier signal the hole trip. Here's a snapshot I took specially to open o topic about this but you bit me to it :)
    I have iOS 6 GM on iPhone 4s

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  11. macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2007
    Only Nokia offers true offline Navigation (and this for years), either on their Lumia Phones :mad: or good old Symbian :cool: .
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
    I was actually crusing around today with my iPod touch. I noticed it had a 5km radius cached around where i lived. And that it was able to find my location throughout the city. Problem was I had no GPS at all and no Wifi internet connection. But, wifi was available.

    It was damn accurate tracking.

    So, the maps are cached offline in iOS 6.
  13. macrumors 65816

    Jul 12, 2010
    I can also vouch for offline map usage

    I used the GPS all weekend, through no service aqreas. Maps had all the data loaded and never missed a beat.

    Loving the new Apple maps
  14. macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2004
    Maps are cached. However, I wouldn't rely on it, as you have no real control on what's available offline like you do on google maps for android, or on Nokia maps.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    Just curious, I have the ipad3 wifi version and just downloaded the new I0S6 with the new maps. Would this work " offline" as well? For instance if on my couch on my wifi connection I initiate driving directions through maps to a friends house , then literally bring my iPad into the car with no wifi connection, you think it would work?

    Also I read that maps is supposed to now have detailed satellite views .. Didn't appear that way to me..
  16. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    New York, NY
  17. macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2011
    It actually works and gives directions. But, it will sometimes lose location if you're in a open field. I think it is able to find your location offline based on the wifi hotspots in the area you are in.

    But, I can't trust it would catch everything. P.S. I am using an iPod Touch 4th generation White on iOS 6.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    This would be a great thing for Apple to do with their maps since their not interested in selling out their customer's constant whereabouts (one of their niggles with Google)....better put it on the back burner for now though. ;-)

    It's too bad Apple didn't just license this offline solution from Nokia before they went off into Balmer's arms.

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