TomTom with deactivated iPhone?

iAmYou

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Jun 29, 2010
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I'm pretty sure it still needs to access data.
GPS doesn't work in airplane mode.
 

TJ61

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Nov 16, 2011
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I'm pretty sure it still needs to access data.
GPS doesn't work in airplane mode.
There are GPS mapping apps that don't need access to data (pretty sure TomTom is one). That's their selling feature. They don't work in Airplane Mode because that mode shuts off all antennas including GPS (although you can turn wifi back on in Airplane Mode, AFAIK you cannot turn GPS back on...would love to be proved wrong on that).

Regards,
Tom
 

takeshi74

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Feb 9, 2011
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I'm pretty sure it still needs to access data.
GPS doesn't work in airplane mode.
TomTom has certain features that require data such as traffic and Google searches, etc but the GPS receiver itself doesn't require data and TomTom uses locally stored maps. Airplane mode isn't a proper test of GPS without carrier data (see post 4). You might want to reconsider what "pretty sure" means.

I'm not sure I have an answer here! :p
2 & 4 answered your question. That said, your subject and your OP don't match. TomTom doesn't need data. Other apps might. Depends on the app.
 
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