Will iPhone 5's geotagging and GPS work without Internet?

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  4. reddevil0728 thread starter macrumors regular

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    just a hypothetical situation. does this mean, if you are in flight, the iphone gps will actually work if flight mode is off?
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    People who tried this and still alive say... GPS says you are traveling hundreds of miles per hour, and the GPS voice urges you to get back on the road because looks like ur going cross-country.
     
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    As long as you can get a GPS fix (generally easier by a window), yes. As long as the receiver can get a fix it will determine your location. Data is needed for apps that require data to place your location on a map (or other features that require data).

    If GPS didn't work without internet then standalone GPS units without data would be useless.
     
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    Yes it will, (though YMMV on interpretation of using a device that is sending/receiving on a plane, I probably wouldn't do it) the main issue is that unless you have maps preloaded on the phone you'll just see the dot in a field of gray since the phone needs to load the map data through an internet connection.
     
  8. reddevil0728 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Whats YMMV?
     
  9. jonAppleSeed macrumors regular

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    Your mileage may vary
     
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    I've never tried to use GPS offline, should try it out:)
     
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    does that also mean without a sim card in the iphone?
     
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    Does this also mean without a battery?
     
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    Yes, as long as the phone is able to have Airplane Mode turned off, it'll work just fine.
     
  14. reddevil0728 thread starter macrumors regular

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    WUT!? how r u gonna power it without battery?
     

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