All Devices Carplay and maps

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by bobrap1, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. bobrap1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2019
    With the new side by side display in carplay, maps is always showing. Is it using cellular data even if you are not navigating? If so, I guess Apple thinks everyone has unlimited data. Any idea how much data maps actually uses? Thanks, kinda new to this.
  2. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    I can't answer you exactly - it uses data to download the map background. I have a very limited data plan but have never had an issue with usage when I use maps in "old" carplay. However, I don't normally drive long distances so I'm not using Carplay for hours at a time.
  3. bobrap1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2019
    OK, thanks. My concern is with the fact that maps is never off in carplay, I think. It's a pain turning cellular data on and off, but, maybe something I'll have to learn to live with.
  4. dwfaust macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2011
    Can't say for sure how much data maps uses... but if it's a concern, why do the side-by-side display? You cannot configure what apps appear in the different sections, so what's to be gained by using that arrangement? Just use the single app mode and call it a day.
  5. MozMan68 macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2010
    Right here...
    Maps is cached for your area...for the most part. Very little data is used when not actually navigating, and even then, still very little.

    Just track it on your phone to see.
  6. bobrap1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2019
  7. batman75 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2010
    What if you delete Maps on your phone? Then surely CarPlay won't have maps.
  8. M115CLE macrumors newbie


    Aug 29, 2016
    I’m in the UK and use TomTom Go as my main Sat nav, for 2 reasons.

    - Downloads the whole Map I need (UK & Ireland) can narrow this down if needed however I’m a sales rep covering the whole UK & Ireland.

    - Displays and alerts me to all speed cameras (fixed & mobile).

    Until Apple Maps can do this I’m not interested. I’d love for the default CarPlay page to allow us the option to choose which map we can want there rather than being default to Apple maps.

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