Carrier Apple Maps Data Consumption?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by NeXT MacRumors, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. NeXT MacRumors macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    10-30mb is my guess.
     
  3. nathreed macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. boltjames macrumors 68030

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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
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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

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