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    Thumbs up Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    I bought a LG Thrive P506 Unlocked mobile from ebay.com. I see there is GPS navigation. Problem is, GPS navigation is guiding me fine while my internet is on but while internet is off, Map is opening but the guiding process is not working. After opening the map, a message is coming "trying to get driving route" !!

    So, My question is, can't I use navigation without internet? if possible, then how? plz help.
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    Default Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    No you can't.

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    Default Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    If I'm correct, you need to download the map that the GPS uses.

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    Default Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    Google Maps will not work without data. However, there are GPS apps with offline maps. I use an app called Sygic. You can download your area to your SD card and never need data for GPS. I downloaded the entire state of Florida and it was about 300mb. There is a Sygic Europe version also.
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    @ FBPD10



    before you go telling someone something you CLEARLY have no idea about why don't you do some research first. As korrectmethod has said already YES you can. I have personally used : Sygic, Navigon, and tomtom. You just have to download the map data for the area you wish to use gps in.
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    Default Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    Quote Originally Posted by korrectmethod View Post
    Google Maps will not work without data. However, there are GPS apps with offline maps. I use an app called Sygic. You can download your area to your SD card and never need data for GPS. I downloaded the entire state of Florida and it was about 300mb. There is a Sygic Europe version also.
    Google Maps actually let's u download maps for offline use... Except you can only download specific areas at a time rather than a whole state or county

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    Default Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    And GPS works without an actual internet connection. Just turn on Wi-Fi and it pings the satellites. All you need are the offline maps like you said.

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    Default Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    Download Navfree from below link, it's an offline GPS navigator.

    After installing app.. just download maps for you country once done with the maps you can navigate without internet.

    Do not forget to update maps time to time.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....OSM.ALL&hl=en
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    Default Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    U can
    U just have to have google maps
    First u have to have internet when u ar doing the search stuff
    After that u have searched your destination
    Take a look at your route
    I mean just scroll
    Than u shall begin your journey but do not close the app
    Close the wifi
    And the map will still work
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    Lightbulb Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    If the facility can be used than how the location of my car be detected without internet??
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    Default Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    Its OK to download the map but how the location of your car could be detected without internet.....
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    Default Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    Yes. Sure you can. All smartphones come with a GPS receiver and your wireless adapter assists in locating yourself in the area you are in. That's how all navigation devices work as well and therefore no reason for your cellphone not to. You may want to turn on your Wifi and location service and you should be good. The next bit is mapping your location on a map existing in your device. I use Nokia HERE which lets you download full maps for free and it's quite rich as well. So next time when you travel, turn on your wifi and location service and open up your GPS application and it should work the same way as Google maps or any navigation system using your data. Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Can't I use GPS navigation without internet?

    Dude! You are the answer to my prayers! I was like wondering why won't GPS work when I already downloaded the offline map. It was so frustrating!! What a simply solution to my problem. Thanks! Just turn on your WIFI and 'location' guys, you don't have to be in a network or to have internet access to find your location.

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