Carrier Apple Maps Data Consumption?

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

  1. NeXT MacRumors macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2011
    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


    Aug 24, 2012
    New York, USA
    10-30mb is my guess.
  3. nathreed macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2014
    United States
    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 601


    May 2, 2010
    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.

  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    You can pre-load/save map data with Google Maps as well.

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