Option to turn off phone while using GPS?

Jimmy James

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I typically use the GPS with offline maps while in & out of service range. I keep getting pop ups telling me I've lost service, which I have to acknowledge. Is there any way to prevent this?
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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Ur navigation app, apparently is not completely off-line.

Try manually turning off cellular data.
 

TJ61

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To answer the question in your thread title, there is no way to use the GPS receiver without having the phone radio on as well. Of course, those pop-ups are a nuisance, but a bigger issue is the use of battery as your phone searches for a signal. That's probably the biggest power hog of anything your phone does.

I have MotionX GPS, too, and would love to be able to turn off the phone while leaving GPS on.

If you've got $150 burning a hole in your pocket, you could get the Bad Elf Pro GPS unit, and have GPS on your phone via Bluetooth while in airplane mode.