Discussion in 'Android Help' started by Android Question, Dec 31, 2013.
Will a GPS app work w/o a data connection.
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Yes, the GPS receiver is independent of both mobile data and wifi connection, and when switched on will lock on to the GPS satellites and report your position using any of a variety of location apps eg. Lat Long Calc. For navigation purposes you will require a mapping/navigation app that allows you to download and store maps on your device. There is a good selection available in Play Store, both free and paid for. I use Navigate 6.
You will require a data connection, preferably wifi, to download the maps, but once that is done you have a freestanding GPS/navigator.
Hope this helps.