iPad and GPS | Smartphone / Tablet Forum | Forums: Ask the Geeks!

Please ask your questions here (not in email) – we promise to respond here, no such promise with email. This is a benefit of membership. Here’s info  on how to post to this Q&A Forum.

You must be logged in as a Premium Member to Ask the Geeks a question. All are welcome to freely browse the Forums.

Avatar
Lost password?
Advanced Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
sp_TopicIcon
iPad and GPS
October 1, 2013
10:02 am
Avatar
MrsGeek
Admin
Forum Posts: 3283
Member Since:
July 2, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Q: I see your comment about the ipad cellular option is the only one that has the gps. What if you don’t want to use the cellular connection would the gps still be operable? We are trying to keep the mounting cell phone bill costs under control. Wifes Ipad has the cell connection and am thinking about getting a refurb ipad, probably the retina with only wifi. If I bought the dual wifi/cellular but not turn the cell connection would the gps still work?

 

A: Jim, YES!  The cellular-capable iPad will have GPS, but you don’t need to turn on a cellular plan.  Realize, however that many navigation Apps, like Google Maps, get their maps from the Internet.  So, if you’re going to use that while driving, you’ll need a Wi-Fi hotspot for the iPad to connect to.  OR – get an App that installs all maps on your device, like Co-Pilot Live.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 301
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 4
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
THOMAS J PARKS: 163
Roxie Marston: 118
Barbara Dalderis: 108
Bob Brown: 96
David Cross: 89
James: 84
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 402
Members: 1340
Moderators: 1
Admins: 4
Forum Stats:
Groups: 3
Forums: 19
Topics: 2395
Posts: 7885
Newest Members:
James B Travelstead, richard plemons, Arthur Dahms, Philip Duke
Moderators: Jim: 0
Administrators: MrGeek: 452, MrsGeek: 3283, Craig Biles: 0, David Carr: 1