1. stmiranda's Avatar
    Howdy folks,

    Was wondering if the GPS on the S6 will work without WiFi or data turned on and if so, is the same true overseas? Specifically Japan.


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    06-03-2015 01:31 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Every Android device can be set to GPS Only, so it should work. Go to Settings>Location​. The options should be High Accuracy, Battery Saving, and GPS Only.
    stmiranda likes this.
    06-03-2015 01:44 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    GPS will work - GPS devices (like Magellan) don't have data or wifi connections. GPS is its own radio system, its own radio and its own antenna.

    GPS apps probably won't work without a data connection, unless you download the map when you have a data connection and stay within the area of your downloaded map. The phone has to get the map from somewhere. (Driving directions are given by latitude/longitude. Maps looks up the address in a database [using a data connection], converts it to a lat/lon, then gives you directions to that, so if there's no data connection at all, you can follow the downloaded map, but you probably won't get.turn-by-turn directions, because Maps doesn't know where you're going - you'll get an error of some kind. If you set the destination up in a hotel with wifi, then don't have a data connection, it'll probably work.)
    B. Diddy likes this.
    06-04-2015 01:26 AM

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