Offline Apple maps/navigation in iOS 7.1

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Shift Option K, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Shift Option K macrumors regular

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    In iOS 6, you can use the Apple Maps and its navigation offline if you load it up while it's online. However after since I upgraded to 7.0 i never used it. Now I have 7.1 and want to use it again but I wonder if this feature still exists. I want to test myself but I'm scared to...
     
  2. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    I would not rely on something like this that "might" or "sometimes" work. I would just use an actual offline maps program.
     
  3. confucious macrumors 6502

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    Apple maps are useless here in the UK, but why are you so scared to try something? Why not just try it ion a route you know and see if it works?
     
  4. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    It might work, but keep in mind if you have to deviate from the route assigned to you at first, it will fail without a data connection to reroute with.
     
  5. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Google Maps support downloading (caching) the map of the area you're viewing. Just type "OK Maps" without the quotes into the address bar and tap Search.
     
  6. \-V-/ Suspended

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    Yes, but the area limitation is very small.
     
  7. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Apple Maps will cache the area you're in if you use the map a few times. Found this out in Paris a few years ago. Routing didn't work but the blue dot did.
     
  8. Anton626 macrumors member

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    Ok listen to me. This function works and I know it just because I tried! Last month I left my house and I went to another city where I had an internet connection only in few places. However I didn't need. This because when the first time I connected to Internet I opened the App maps. Then I went to my position using localization. I zoomed into the map and searched for the places I wanted to visit. Done. I didn't need to be connected anymore because when I was offline and I opened map, the iPhone was still able to track my position and I could see the blue point moving as it does when connected to Internet. The only thing that doesn't work is the search function and turn by turn direction. Tell me if you need to know something else !
     
  9. confucious macrumors 6502

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    So we will all listen to you, but how is that offline navigation?

    Isn't it easier just to use CoPilot if you want offline navigation?
     
  10. Anton626 macrumors member

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    I don't know how is copilot, I've never used it, but i can assure you that offline navigation in Apple maps is awesome. I didn't have any problems when I used it. I looked at the area I wanted to visit when on wifi, then turned wifi off and used the apple maps as if I were connected. I never get lost :D

    Edit:
    My advice is to save the places you want to visit, or the place you want to remember, so that you always have a red point to use as a reference point, because you won't have turn by turn directions!
     
  11. confucious macrumors 6502

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    So it doesn't do navigation? Just shows you where you are?

    CoPilot has full offline maps with Turn by Turn navigation.
     
  12. Anton626 macrumors member

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    Yes it shows where you are and moves when you move. So if copilot does it of course I will try it. I didn't know that app! Thank you!
     
  13. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    CityMaps2Go...great for offline navigation. Just download the city map you require when you have a data connection and then it does everything offline after that including routing i think.
     
  14. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    I've been a GPS fanatic for 10 years. Listen to my voice of long experience: "just get CoPilot." That is all. You're welcome.
     

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