Carrier Apple Maps Data Consumption?

NeXT MacRumors

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How much data do you think an apple or google maps app takes up on a 1hr road trip using standard view (not satellite/hybrid view) on a T-mobile iPad?
 

nathreed

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Apple maps does not use nearly that much. As long as you have no apps running in the background also using data, you should be in the range of 5-8 MB as long as you don't reload the map and just let it load what it needs to on its own. If you don't already have it, I would recommend the My Data Manager app if you are worried about your data consumption.
 

boltjames

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How much data do you think an apple or google maps app takes up on a 1hr road trip using standard view (not satellite/hybrid view) on a T-mobile iPad?
You want to use Apple maps and not even launch the Google maps app. Google maps is a data pig compared to Apple maps. I just spent 10 days in Italy using my iPhone as a GPS, trust me on this.

Apple maps also allows you to pre-load a map before you arrive at your destination; do this on Wi-Fi the night before, don't close the Apple map, and you will save a lot of data upon your first launch.

BJ
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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You want to use Apple maps and not even launch the Google maps app. Google maps is a data pig compared to Apple maps. I just spent 10 days in Italy using my iPhone as a GPS, trust me on this.

Apple maps also allows you to pre-load a map before you arrive at your destination; do this on Wi-Fi the night before, don't close the Apple map, and you will save a lot of data upon your first launch.

BJ
You can pre-load/save map data with Google Maps as well.