GPS available if 3g not enabled?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by frogger2020, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. frogger2020 macrumors regular

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    Is the GPS on the ipad available for use if I don't have the 3g service enabled?

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  2. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. But, all you'll see in the maps app is white-ness, unless they're cached. However, you can buy a 3rd party apps that keeps the maps on the hard drive.
     
  3. Executor macrumors member

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    Yes it is. GPS works independently of the 3G Data subscription.
     
  4. uujamchen macrumors member

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    Yes..GPS works even if you do not have 3g service.
     
  5. Akitakoi macrumors regular

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    I bought the 3G model just for this reason but I didn't know you can download maps. Any recommendations on map apps? Looking for US, good road maps.
     
  6. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    It does cache on google, I used it last week with low battery. Turned data off and boom,
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Many paid GPS apps have downloadable maps.
     
  8. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    It will cache a limited amount of information unless you have map sets loaded on the device. Otherwise at some point you will move outside your cached map
     
  9. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    What about not road maps? Like for hiking and stuff. I have Motion X GPS app but am not too impressed. Any other app recommendations?
     
  10. imapfsr macrumors regular

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    Navigon works very well and the 3D mode on the iPad is real nice. All stored on your iPad so no data needed.
     

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