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How does smartphone GPS work?

My GPS seems to work even without Wi-Fi or data... how does it work!?

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Feb. 15, 2012 at 15:46

Your maps must be stored locally so the phone doesn't need to use data to DL them as you're moving. As for the GPS chip itself, that runs without as data connection, same as the GPS chip in a car.

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matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 15, 2012 at 15:46

Your maps must be stored locally so the phone doesn't need to use data to DL them as you're moving. As for the GPS chip itself, that runs without as data connection, same as the GPS chip in a car.

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