Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree5Likes
  • 1 Post By ab304945
  • 1 Post By jj14x
  • 2 Post By tebore
  • 1 Post By Almeuit
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    abumuad's Avatar

    Posts
    8 Posts
    Global Posts
    22 Global Posts

    Default Nexus 5 GPS

    I have a nexus 5 and was told that the nexus 5 does not use cellular data. Is there any truth to that? This is my first phone with GPS.

    Posted via Android Central App
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 GPS

    Quote Originally Posted by abumuad View Post
    I have a nexus 5 and was told that the nexus 5 does not use cellular data. Is there any truth to that? This is my first phone with GPS.

    Posted via Android Central App
    There are 3 options for location

    1. Uses gps, celluar. Wifi
    2. Gps and wifi
    3. Just gps

    Posted via Android Central App
    Thanked by:
    abumuad likes this.
  3. #3  
    jj14x's Avatar

    Posts
    735 Posts
    Global Posts
    760 Global Posts
    ROM
    Stock

    Default Re: Nexus 5 GPS

    Quote Originally Posted by abumuad View Post
    I have a nexus 5 and was told that the nexus 5 does not use cellular data. Is there any truth to that? This is my first phone with GPS.
    Depends on the map application. If you use Google maps, without caching the maps for the area you are visiting, it will use data connection to download maps. There may be other map applications that preload all map data, so you can navigate without using cellular data connection - I don't know.
    Thanked by:
    abumuad likes this.
  4. #4  
    tebore's Avatar

    Posts
    15 Posts
    Global Posts
    36 Global Posts

    Default Re: Nexus 5 GPS

    If you use an App like Tomtom you can function completely on GPS. However it's not as quick nor as accurate as it could be without cellular (A-GPS).

    Overall it's very good on GPS alone since it has the ability to use GPS and GLONASS.
    Thanked by:
    kd0h and abumuad like this.
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  
    abumuad's Avatar

    Posts
    8 Posts
    Global Posts
    22 Global Posts

    Default Re: Nexus 5 GPS

    Thanks guys for the help.

    Posted via Android Central App
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 GPS

    It is usually light on data usage if it has to download the maps.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 4 using AC Forums.
    Thanked by:
    abumuad likes this.

Similar Threads

  1. My Nexus Wireless Charger Car Mount Setup
    By youngjediboy in forum Nexus 5 Accessories
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-05-2014, 01:45 AM
  2. Just bought my Nexus 10 tablet and I have an issue
    By Crista Dees in forum Google Nexus 10 Tablet
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-08-2014, 12:21 AM
  3. Nexus 7: No longer rooted?
    By Stamponephoto in forum Google Nexus 7 (2013) Rooting, ROMs, & Hacks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-30-2014, 03:49 PM
  4. question about nexus 5's wallpaper resolution...
    By angel21612 in forum Google Nexus 5
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-29-2014, 01:25 PM
  5. Nexus 4: Horizontal lines after installing new screen
    By Black_2_Blue in forum Google Nexus 4
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-29-2014, 03:20 AM

Posting Permissions