Does Geotagging use your 3G Data Plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by moviecouple, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. moviecouple macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    I am going to Europe in a few days and wanted to know if Geotagging your photos counts against your 3G Data Service allottment? If it does... then I should probably turn off Locate Me.
  2. Downey92 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2010
    It'll log the photo's location with the GPS so just taking pictures won't use data. If you want to load google maps it'll probably use 3G to download the map.
  3. adster macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2008
  4. bozzykid macrumors 68020

    Aug 11, 2009
    When triangulation is used, it will require the use of your data plan. There is more than one way the iPhone uses to determine the user's location.
  5. Downey92 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2010
  6. Downey92 macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Just turned off 3G and cellular data and wi-fi so no data could be downloaded and took 20 pics... All of them were correctly located on the places tab in photos. Because it's GPS, you know like a Tom-tom, they aren't connected to a network or the internet.

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