Maps data stored locally?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by thedon1, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. thedon1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    Is the data for the new Apple maps saved locally (partially or completely) or does it require data?

    I ask as it would probably influence the performance of turn by turn navigation. I currently use co-pilot live and since the app uses local data, going through a bad reception area isn't a problem.

    How do the new maps work with regards to network coverage?
  2. 8a22a macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    Yorkshire, UK
    Maps seems to be still available but you can't find your location, search or plan a route without data access.
  3. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    As of beta 3 it seems to be working like this.
    Nothing is stored locally until after you search.
    Then it caches some of the info temporarily.
    If you plan a route and stick to it, the route will be cached in it's entirety but the maps are downloaded and cached on the fly.
    If you lose data while sticking to your route you'll still get the turn by turn (provided you have GPS signal) and you'll still get the route line to follow but the background maps may disappear until data is restored.
    Go off-route far enough that it needs to recalculate and you'll need to have a data connection.

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