iOS 6 Maps "offline"?

fjordschritt

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Hi!

One question.

Do you know, is it possible to navigate offline with "Maps" in iOS 6?

So, i mean the turn-by-turn navigation. Do i need instantly a connection to the internet or can i use it offline?


Thanks!
 

meget

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Dec 21, 2011
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Same as current google maps, you cannot use the new maps offline, its very heavy on the downloading to be honest, so don't recommend this while roaming.
 

fjordschritt

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Another question:

Can i use this turn-by-turn navigation in Germany? Is it possible to navigate in this country?

Or, Apple supports only countries like USA, UK, Australia...?!
 

meget

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Dec 21, 2011
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Turn by turn is only on iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or 3. Look in a similar topic here. As for location, for example estonia where i am in doesnt even have half the functionality. So probably you can, but i wouldnt know.
 

load97

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Google Maps can cache up to 10 mile radius I believe. Not real helpful, but if a friend lives in the boonies with no service it would come in handy to get you closer.
 

AtomicEdge

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If you plan a route, does it not download all the mapping data for that route in advance at all?

Not having the ability to download maps means that I will have to stick with my existing Navigation App, Co-pilot. Not everyone lives in 3G areas. A large area of where I work has hardly any signal. A navigation system that suddenly goes "I have no idea where we are right now!" is pointless.
 

0000757

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Another question:

Can i use this turn-by-turn navigation in Germany? Is it possible to navigate in this country?

Or, Apple supports only countries like USA, UK, Australia...?!
Yes. I do not believe there is Flyover data for that area however.

Any area with documented roads (by TomTom, which is basically everywhere) supports turn-by-turn. Flyover relies on C3 Technologies.
 

aloharaz

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Aug 20, 2009
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Yes you can!!!

Hi!

One question.

Do you know, is it possible to navigate offline with "Maps" in iOS 6?

So, i mean the turn-by-turn navigation. Do i need instantly a connection to the internet or can i use it offline?


Thanks!
Today I traveled from Bucharest to Istanbul (650Km) I used iGO but some 350Km from the destination, I stopped at a gas station. I wanted to se alternate routes and is not so easy on iGO. I played a little on maps using the gas station's wifi. I set the maps nav to Istanbul, and pressed start to see how long I can go on the loaded cache. It took me all the way to Istanbul showing all the turns. I had no carrier signal the hole trip. Here's a snapshot I took specially to open o topic about this but you bit me to it :)
I have iOS 6 GM on iPhone 4s
 

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aramelus

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Only Nokia offers true offline Navigation (and this for years), either on their Lumia Phones :mad: or good old Symbian :cool: .
 

CyrusKafaiWu

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I was actually crusing around today with my iPod touch. I noticed it had a 5km radius cached around where i lived. And that it was able to find my location throughout the city. Problem was I had no GPS at all and no Wifi internet connection. But, wifi was available.

It was damn accurate tracking.

So, the maps are cached offline in iOS 6.
 

kre62

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I can also vouch for offline map usage

I used the GPS all weekend, through no service aqreas. Maps had all the data loaded and never missed a beat.

Loving the new Apple maps
 

Cybbe

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I was actually crusing around today with my iPod touch. I noticed it had a 5km radius cached around where i lived. And that it was able to find my location throughout the city. Problem was I had no GPS at all and no Wifi internet connection. But, wifi was available.

It was damn accurate tracking.

So, the maps are cached offline in iOS 6.
Maps are cached. However, I wouldn't rely on it, as you have no real control on what's available offline like you do on google maps for android, or on Nokia maps.
 

Jpeluso8

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Sep 19, 2012
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I was actually crusing around today with my iPod touch. I noticed it had a 5km radius cached around where i lived. And that it was able to find my location throughout the city. Problem was I had no GPS at all and no Wifi internet connection. But, wifi was available.

It was damn accurate tracking.

So, the maps are cached offline in iOS 6.
Just curious, I have the ipad3 wifi version and just downloaded the new I0S6 with the new maps. Would this work " offline" as well? For instance if on my couch on my wifi connection I initiate driving directions through maps to a friends house , then literally bring my iPad into the car with no wifi connection, you think it would work?

Also I read that maps is supposed to now have detailed satellite views .. Didn't appear that way to me..
 

CyrusKafaiWu

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Just curious, I have the ipad3 wifi version and just downloaded the new I0S6 with the new maps. Would this work " offline" as well? For instance if on my couch on my wifi connection I initiate driving directions through maps to a friends house , then literally bring my iPad into the car with no wifi connection, you think it would work?

Also I read that maps is supposed to now have detailed satellite views .. Didn't appear that way to me..
It actually works and gives directions. But, it will sometimes lose location if you're in a open field. I think it is able to find your location offline based on the wifi hotspots in the area you are in.

But, I can't trust it would catch everything. P.S. I am using an iPod Touch 4th generation White on iOS 6.
 

scottwaugh

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Jul 22, 2002
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Only Nokia offers true offline Navigation (and this for years), either on their Lumia Phones :mad: or good old Symbian :cool: .
This would be a great thing for Apple to do with their maps since their not interested in selling out their customer's constant whereabouts (one of their niggles with Google)....better put it on the back burner for now though. ;-)

It's too bad Apple didn't just license this offline solution from Nokia before they went off into Balmer's arms.
 
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