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Does Google Maps navigation use Data or GPS?

what they others said is true...

data for map and points of interests...
GPS for where your car is and what direction you are headed.

but you can turn on MAP cacheing...turn off mobile data...
that way the map's information/data can be downloaded to your phone in your wifi areas. to be used when you are out driving.
but new information will need to be be downloaded if you leave the area or ask for new data that is not in your cached storage.
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