Hi, I have read somewhere that you can still use GPS on your iPhone, when in another country, even if you don't have a sim. Does that sound right to anyone, and is anyone in a position to test this?
I do find GPS very useful in this phone, and it would be great to know. I went to NZ last year, and got a good deal on a pre-paid sim (Vodafone), which gave me 300mb of data over 3 months, which was a great deal, very handy for downloading maps. Don't want to do that for every country i travel in though.
GPS function works without a SIM card installed, but only the GPS apps from the app store that display location as latitude/longitude/altitude will work without the SIM. It will take longer to find the satellite signal and it will only work out in the open because without the SIM the GPS must function without the assistance of the cell towers.
You will not be able to see anything on the maps, unless you're on Wi-Fi, since the map data is downloaded from google and not stored permanently.
I could manage to use the GPS without a Data Connection on my iPhone 5S.
Initially I had to set the path, and then switched off the Data Connection to test the device whether it works.
I did not remove the SIM.
I wanted to know when i travel aboard whether i could use this way.!!
Please comment if it is not the case with you guys!