How may i use gps without cell service

Discussion in 'iPad 3 Forum' started by Gary777, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Gary777

    Gary777
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    23
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I have a Apple iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular Verizon/GPS) 64 Gb tablet. I use it for now just at home with wi-fi. Can I use GPS in the car without activating cell service.

    If so how do I configure the ipad to do this.

    Thanks
     
  2. KevinJS

    KevinJS
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,396
    Thanks Received:
    977
    I use an app called MotionX GPS HD. It allows you to cache maps in advance (ie while still at home on wifi), or to download them in whatever detail you require, limited only by the available space on your iPad.

    I use it extensively for off road driving, and would recommend it. GPS is very power hungry, so I would suggest keeping your iPad on charge while using this kind of app.
     
  3. catyyog01

    catyyog01
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    32
    Thanks Received:
    0
    MotionX GPS HD,where did you download it?
     
  4. mrcupu

    mrcupu
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012
    Messages:
    305
    Thanks Received:
    5
    yes you can and thats one of the advantage have cellular gps capability we dont need to activate the service but the gps can still work although might not 100percent accurate when i travel i just download regular map app for that country or state or area usually i search for the free maps and on the road when i open up the app then the gps activated by itself to pinpoint locations :thumbs:
     
  5. KevinJS

    KevinJS
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,396
    Thanks Received:
    977
    GPS is very accurate. It is independent of wifi.


    You do, however need an iPad with cellular capability, because wifi only models lack the GPS chip.

    MotionX GPS HD is available from the App Store. It's an iPad only app, although an iPhone version exists.
     
  6. Gary777

    Gary777
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    23
    Thanks Received:
    0
    thanks, I am looking at the motion x GPS drive, I need the voice guidance, curious though, what Is main difference between the drive model and the HD model???
     
    #6 Gary777, Jan 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013
  7. KevinJS

    KevinJS
    Expand Collapse
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    10,396
    Thanks Received:
    977
    Drive, as far as I know, is geared more to highway drivers. The app I use has a lot of feature that make it useful for off roaders (like me).

    This is an example of what I call a road. You won't get turn by turn directions out here.



    image-2898973161.jpg
     
  8. Wolfpuppies3

    Wolfpuppies3
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    732
    Thanks Received:
    10
  9. Gary777

    Gary777
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    23
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thank you Kevin, my off road driving days are pretty much over. I just Downloaded the Drive version.....
     
  10. Gary777

    Gary777
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2013
    Messages:
    23
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Don't you just love Google?[/QUOTE]

    Yes, you can't beat it!!!!
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
2014 ipad gps function without cellular
,
best offroad maps for ipad2 with no cell service
,
do you have to have cell connection to work ipad gps
,
free avigation for ipad without cell service
,

ipad gps navigation without cell service

,
ipad gps usage without wifi and cell service
,

ipad gps without cell

,

ipad gps without cell service

,

ipad gps without cellular

,

ipad use gps without cell service