1. tuffy100's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    I'm driving down to Los Angeles to pick up my girlfriend in a couple weeks, and I was just curious how much data it would eat if I were to use turn-by-turn the entire way there. I have a 5GB plan on Verizon, and I'm really not thinking it will use all of that, but will it leave me enough data to be comfortable for the rest of the month?



    Note, this is NOT asking whether or not Apple Maps will be accurate or not, nor if it will eat my battery. I have a car charger and I have had nothing but good experiences with Apple Maps.
    10-19-2012 09:07 PM
  2. Peligro911's Avatar
    I don't think it will be bad
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    10-19-2012 09:48 PM
  3. tuffy100's Avatar
    I don't think it will be bad
    I guess the only way to find out is after I try it out!
    10-19-2012 10:00 PM
  4. Vanti's Avatar
    Gps does not use any data. What does use data is the downloading of the maps in certain apps that you use such as the old os5 maps and the new os6 maps app. But since apples new maps app is vector based it shouldn't use that much data. If your really trying to stretch your data then you can cache your whole trip.

    1. open maps app at home on wifi
    2. zoom in to however close you prefer
    3. pan all the way to your destination
    4. dont close the maps app in the background

    when you wake up in the morning it should be good and ready to go. Or you can do this in the morning to save some stress....
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    10-19-2012 10:30 PM
  5. tuffy100's Avatar
    Gps does not use any data. What does use data is the downloading of the maps in certain apps that you use such as the old os5 maps and the new os6 maps app. But since apples new maps app is vector based it shouldn't use that much data. If your really trying to stretch your data then you can cache your whole trip.

    1. open maps app at home on wifi
    2. zoom in to however close you prefer
    3. pan all the way to your destination
    4. dont close the maps app in the background

    when you wake up in the morning it should be good and ready to go. Or you can do this in the morning to save some stress....
    great idea! thanks!
    iNeedMore2 likes this.
    10-19-2012 10:46 PM
  6. Golf girl's Avatar
    Turn off the LTE that uses more data. Also you don't have to use the turn by turn the entire way.
    10-19-2012 11:09 PM
  7. tuffy100's Avatar
    Also you don't have to use the turn by turn the entire way.
    Again, this isn't about anything other than how much data it uses.

    ---------- Post Merged at 10:23 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 10:19 PM ----------

    Turn off the LTE that uses more data.
    Also, LTE does not use more data. People use more data when they are using LTE because it's faster so they do more. But LTE uses no more data than 3G or EDGE. (Unless you're streaming video which might stream in HD on LTE)
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    10-19-2012 11:23 PM
  8. Peligro911's Avatar
    Again, this isn't about anything other than how much data it uses.

    ---------- Post Merged at 10:23 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 10:19 PM ----------



    Also, LTE does not use more data. People use more data when they are using LTE because it's faster so they do more. But LTE uses no more data than 3G or EDGE. (Unless you're streaming video which might stream in HD on LTE)
    Ya LTE is just a faster connection to the Internet does not mean it uses more data ... What you do with that connection .... Cough cough stream football lol is what uses more data lol
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    10-20-2012 12:01 AM
  9. plt3121MarineAlways's Avatar
    It's not a data hog. You will definitely have enough of the 5gb of data left if not most of it. Should be a non issue.
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    10-20-2012 12:02 AM
  10. UnifiedTechs's Avatar
    Im sure you will be fine, using the standard view (not hybrid or satellite) it forces you to use in routing mode uses surprisingly little data. As stated LTE vs. 3G makes no diffrence.
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    10-20-2012 08:55 AM
  11. applefanboi's Avatar
    I've not noticed an uptick in data usage when using turn by turn, and I only have 2 gb of data and stream a lot of iheartradio and pandora. You should definitely be fine.
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    10-20-2012 10:17 AM
  12. Sharon Pickeral's Avatar
    Gps most certainly does use data, at least it does on straight talk, and they will shut ur service down! They advertise unlimited but the fine print says different! So I would call whomever it is u have for a provider and ask them!
    06-24-2013 12:48 PM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Those of you curious about data usage while using Apple Maps and Turn by Turn will probably find this article interesting...

    Apple's new iOS 6 Maps support automatic offline use for a wide area

    ...to answer OP's question though, yes, it will use data, but it's not very much at all.
    06-24-2013 02:37 PM
  14. Chris Kerrigan's Avatar
    Yeah like others have said, it won't use a ton of data. I've used Apple Maps for a trip to Toronto from my house (a 6 hour drive), and it didn't even put a dent in my 6GB/mo allowance. You should be fine.
    06-25-2013 07:55 AM
  15. Garz's Avatar
    I used turn by turn the other week on a 2 hour trip. My data usage barely flinched. I doesn't use much at all.
    06-25-2013 01:03 PM
  16. John Yester's Avatar
    I used turn by turn the other week on a 2 hour trip. My data usage barely flinched. I doesn't use much at all.
    Agree. I have used it numerous times and never hit anything high
    06-25-2013 01:19 PM
  17. Tpence2177's Avatar
    Not really sure exactly how much it uses but I used waze for about 8 hours last week ( no apple maps for me I just have an iphone 4) and have listened to pandora/tune in radio for about 10 hours this month plus just everyday usage and I'm only at .801gb out of 2 gb and I have around a week left on my month. I wouldn't worry about it.


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    06-25-2013 07:12 PM

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