Using google maps abroad without data roaming

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by james-bailey, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. james-bailey macrumors regular

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    Hey folks, im heading abroad at the weekend and very likely to be using Google Maps on my iPhone to be getting from A-B on foot around the city.

    I obviously will be switching my data roaming off whilst there, so im guessing that the maps will not load like they would do if I was in my own country.

    Is there any way of pre downloading a certain area to my phone, at street level, before I go?

    This must be quite a common issue, what do you do?

    Thanks

    James
     
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Look for a free GPS app that pre-loads maps to the phone. Navfree GPS is one I've used before.
     
  3. wacky4alanis macrumors 6502

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    I don't think the native app works that way. You would have to buy a 3rd party GPS app that stores maps on the phone (and supports the country you are visiting).
     
  4. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    What country? I used gogo navigator in Japan. TomTom, Garmin and Navigon all have apps that will not use data.
     
  5. james-bailey thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, i'll look into those apps.

    The city is Dublin.

    I just like the simplicity of google maps when on foot you see.
     
  6. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    TomTom's UK & Ireland app is $75. Not cheap, but I am sure it would work great.

     
  7. james-bailey thread starter macrumors regular

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    just looked on the app store, downloading 'Smart Apps - Dublin' looks just what im after, thanks!
     

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