GPS and mobile data?

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  1. dfman

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    There are 3 options to choose for [Locations]:
    settings>more>locations (turn on)>mode>[High accuracy (uses gps, wifi and mobile networks to estimate your location)]/[power saving (uses wifi and mobile networks to estimate your location)/[GPS only (uses GPS to estimate your location)]

    Q1 If I choose [High accuracy (uses gps, wifi and mobile networks to estimate your location)], does the phone consume mobile data?

    Q2 If I choose [GPS only (uses GPS to estimate your location)], does the phone consume mobile data?

    Q3 If I choose [GPS only (uses GPS to estimate your location)], does using Google navigation/map consume mobile data?

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    Yes to all three, data use in descending order
     
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    Navigation & maps will use mobile data no matter what your GPS setting is, unless you're sitting still & connected to wifi.

    With that said, I used navigation for a road trip that was 1300+ miles one way & used it while we were in our destination cities & it really didn't use that much data. I don't have the numbers anymore, but I want to say it was around 5-700mb for the whole trip.

    So if you're just using it occasionally around town, data use will be quite minimal.

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    I used Waze for an 800 mile trip and used less than 85MB. That was more info than just the maps.
     
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    My 5-700 Might've been the total trip, including Facebook, email, searching for things to do, etc the more I think about it.

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    Don't forget that you can also plan a route and then download the data while on wifi before leaving the house.
     
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    How to do that?
     
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    Wish they'd increase the size. I can't save the map between Upper Michigan & Kansas in one map.

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    Yeah I think it is around 50 miles it will save. Great for moving around town.
     
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    Not so much for 1000 mile journeys home for the holidays.

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    After you save the map, can you enlarge it so that you can see the building and street names?