Keep iPad on with map app

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  1. Wakawaka

    Wakawaka iPad Junkie

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    Anyway to keep iPad on with the maps app??

    In the field sometimes I need the maps app on longer than my 2min auto off feature. I also wonder if using as a gps if there is a way to keep the iPad on for just that app..
     
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    Well, for the built-in Maps app, I dont think that is possible unless you change the settings for the 2-min auto off.

    I use MotionX GPS HD and have had it run for a good 15 mins where the screen only dims, it doesn't shut off.

    I plan on using it for Geocaching, and I have MotionX GPS Drive HD for door to door directions.

    I think, provided you are moving, that it keeps the screen on because the maps are moving. I am, however, making an assumption.
     
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    You can change the length of time anytime you want,

    in Settings--->General---->AutoLock.

    2,5,10,15 min, or never.


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    I know I can change the auto lock time. I would hate to be in my truck and someone calls me over so there I am gone for an hour and the iPad is on showing a web page for the weather.

    But if out driving running the map app I wouldn't like to have to touch it every two minutes to just keep it on. Same goes for my iPhone.

    I'll look into navigation apps and see what I find
     
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    Look into MotionX GPS Drive HD, then. $2.99 and it allows you to choose different maps as well as to download map areas to your iPad so no internet connection will be required. I have the 3 main cities I am in downloaded with route maps between and it takes up less than 10 mb for the street maps.
     
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    Well I need maps of middle of nowhere areas. That's why I like googles sat views. You can see roads that the vehicle gps doesn't acknowledge as a road. Often I'll import my gps track log into google earth, see my route, then import back onto gps as a user created road. Often I use my iPhone sat view to find paths to where I need to go too.
     
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    good suggestions, I'm going to try it. Thanks! :)
     

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