Does GPS Use Data ?
09-07-2016 11:39 AM
- 02-11-2012 06:38 PM
- mooscGrand Master MooscIt depends on the app maps use data. But u can cache certain map sections and then not use data
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk02-11-2012 06:46 PM
- 02-11-2012 06:46 PM
- 02-11-2012 07:04 PM
- mooscGrand Master MooscYep there different apps that can use gps and data a big one is the weather widgets
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk02-11-2012 09:18 PM
- I tried the GPS in an area without any data coverage and it did locate me on the map. In general, GPS devices don't require any input other than a clear shot at a piece of the sky. However, I imagine that a lot of the things that HTC's Sense does with the GPS info (including overlays) depend on having a data connection.02-12-2012 08:57 PM
- For the GPS satellite access no data. To use navigation or something that streams data at the same time then yes it will use some data. If I'm not mistaken right now if you buy the 2 gb plan they are giving you four so now would be the time to do it because I don't use over 4 gb per month and I use my INC 2 heavily for data connections.02-13-2012 04:49 PM
- For the GPS satellite access no data. To use navigation or something that streams data at the same time then yes it will use some data. If I'm not mistaken right now if you buy the 2 gb plan they are giving you four so now would be the time to do it because I don't use over 4 gb per month and I use my INC 2 heavily for data connections.02-14-2012 12:45 PM
- Gps does not use data. It triangulates your location off of satellites. When you use a navigation or gps app it can retrieve your longitude and latitude without data from gps satellites. However once you want to see where you longitude and latitude is located on a map, you must use data to download the map, not your actual location.
So, if you use a gps app with airplane mode on, it will still find your longitude and latitude, however it won't show you the map. If you have a real paper map that's not on your phone, you can find out where you are technically by using the maps longitude and latitude grid.
Some gps apps have a feature to download a map for your gps and it will store it semi-permanently so you don't have to download it again. You usually will have an expiration time to save the map so you can re download it to check for geographical changes or new roads etc. Keep in mind if you are to travel you would be downloading a bunch of map data for the first time as its a new area. Maybe use wifi to route your map the first time at home to download the map data first?08-20-2013 10:35 AM
- The correct answer to "does GPS use Data" is - IT DEPENDS. Inexpensive phones where the phone has a GPS receiver but lacks additional hardware and computational power to resolve a precise location. They depend upon AGPS (assisted GPS) to fully resolve a position. Data received by its GPS receiver is sent to the carrier's systems that compute a precise location and sends that back to the phone. Offloading the computation enables cheaper phone hardware with the side effect that cellular data is needed. Without using data the GPS location will not be precise. More expensive phone contain complete GPS hardware and do not require cellular data for a precise location. However, if cellular data is available it may still send its data to the carrier's systems to help compute a precise location in demanding situations of weak or multi-path GPS satellite signals.09-07-2016 11:39 AM
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