How to use GPS without data plan on Android ?

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You shall be in a 2G, 3G or Wi-Fi zone to set your GPS. Just follow the step by step instructions and see the magic.

· Open Google Maps.

· Now you shall have to open the map of the area which you want to explore with GPS without any data plan.

· After that click the options and select “Make available offline” from the pop up menu.

· Now you have to select the area with a square. After selecting it, GMaps start downloading that part of the map on your Android phone.

· Now open Settings. Find Location Services in the PERSONAL category.

Open Location services and uncheck Google Location Services.

Go to Settings
Go to Settings
Using GPS without Data Plan
Using GPS without Data Plan
· Now enable A-GPS, GPS EPO assistance, and GPS satellites.

· Now you shall have to open Google Maps again to use GPS without any data connection.

· Tap the blue my location icon to lock GPS.

· It would work as long as you will be in your previously downloaded area. You can enhance your area by selecting and downloading more map areas later.

Some Tips

Load more maps from the Google Maps to enhance the capability of your off-line GPS service. To download large sized Map data use Wi-Fi connection to do it quickly.

The size of the area can be determined by the zoom level. If you zoom closer, you shall get smaller area to download. Therefore, if you zoom closer, you shall have a smaller file size to download.

You shall be out of luck if that particular area does not get proper Satellite exposure. At-least, three satellites are needed to correctly find your position.

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