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    Real Time Maps Work on IPad ( no cellular )

    I know this is probably old hat to most, but today I went for a drive taking my IPad Air 2 with me - took a screen shot

    of the map area I was driving in. To my surprise, the location blue dot was following my route. As noted above

    my iPad does not have a SIM card , thus no cellular data capability. I assume the maps use GPS - correct ?

    Now that I think about it, my iPhone did the same thing on maps in New Mexico last fall, even in the absence of a cell

    signal.

    Please educate me on how this works. Thanks.

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    More reading by myself after posting this - Duuuh...... common knowledge. I discovered that since IOS update 8.3 , the GPS radio stays on in

    airplane mode allowing use of maps w/o using data - or by keeping tracking off. Hikers can use this to preserve battery life.

    So, answered my own oh so simple question. ��

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