1. amuna1225's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I was curious about data usage regarding the Here Drive navigation app. Is it true that if I download the maps to my phone, it will use no data when using the voice/turn by turn navigation? I am taking a 12 hour road trip to New York, through Canada and don't want to pay the insane data plan charges that ATT offers for international.

    I am currently downloading all the maps I need, the Ontario map, Michigan, and New York and want to make sure that it will use NO or Minimal data when using the GPS. I will have the GPS/turn by turn navigation on the whole trip.

    Thanks!
    06-25-2014 05:51 PM
  2. David P2's Avatar
    Hey all,
    I was curious about data usage regarding the Here Drive navigation app. Is it true that if I download the maps to my phone, it will use no data when using the voice/turn by turn navigation? I am taking a 12 hour road trip to New York, through Canada and don't want to pay the insane data plan charges that ATT offers for international.

    I am currently downloading all the maps I need, the Ontario map, Michigan, and New York and want to make sure that it will use NO or Minimal data when using the GPS. I will have the GPS/turn by turn navigation on the whole trip.

    Thanks!
    It shouldn't, but if you're concerned you can always turn off mobile data to be on the safe side.
    06-25-2014 06:00 PM
  3. amuna1225's Avatar
    Thanks!
    06-25-2014 06:04 PM
  4. amuna1225's Avatar
    Hey, I just tried this after downloading all the maps and it said it still needed data to find my destination.
    06-25-2014 06:07 PM
  5. David P2's Avatar
    If you bring up the settings bit in Here Drive (swipe up when it's in map view and your finger is on the Here logo), go down to the Internet Connection button and turn that off, then try again.
    06-25-2014 06:15 PM
  6. amuna1225's Avatar
    If you bring up the settings bit in Here Drive (swipe up when it's in map view and your finger is on the Here logo), go down to the Internet Connection button and turn that off, then try again.
    Tried that, still wouldn't find my destination or a route without a data connection. I downloaded all necessary maps to my phone.
    06-25-2014 06:39 PM
  7. pankaj981's Avatar
    Here Drive does use the internet in the beginning to get the map coordinates, once it's set, it won't need a connection later on. It also uses the internet to provide real time traffic updates but once you have the coordinates set, you can always try turning off the data connection
    06-25-2014 06:58 PM
  8. amuna1225's Avatar
    Here Drive does use the internet in the beginning to get the map coordinates, once it's set, it won't need a connection later on. It also uses the internet to provide real time traffic updates but once you have the coordinates set, you can always try turning off the data connection
    So to clarify, once I get my route set before I leave my home in Michigan, I will not need a data connection at all to run the turn by turn navigation for the 13 hour drive?
    06-25-2014 07:00 PM
  9. pankaj981's Avatar
    Yes that's the expectation, it has worked for me when traveling through areas without cellular reception for long periods and yet the navigation never stops or gets interrupted
    06-25-2014 07:09 PM
  10. bozza72's Avatar
    yep i did that on a recent trip to Australia, i used MC Donald's free wifi to set my route then off we went for 8 hours using here drive and no data, it worked very well
    06-25-2014 07:16 PM
  11. Chris_Germany's Avatar
    I was in Spain. Downloaded the whole country. My phone was NEVER online in 2 weeks (flight mode) and could find destination and routes. Maybe you have to download more areas of usa? I don't know. But it works 100% in flight mode. I love it
    Sent from my RM-846_eu_euro2_357 using Tapatalk
    06-26-2014 12:41 PM
  12. James8561's Avatar
    It uses data to convert places name to actual address. If you know the exact address and enter it it won't use data
    HeyCori likes this.
    06-28-2014 11:06 AM

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