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kpresley84
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hi, I have an iPad mini 2(wifi only) that I'm using with my p3a currently...as you all know, I can not use the map when flying because of wifi only on my iPad...my question is, if I buy a new iPad mini with cell service (they have the gps in them so I can use map) do I have to activate the cell service in order to use the map/gps while flying my p3?(I.e. Pay for it?) I don't really want to pay for the extra data on the iPad because I don't really ever use it outside of my house other than flying my p3...I currently just use my home wifi with my iPad.....and no I can't hot spot it from my iPhone because I have unlimited data with AT&T and they won't let you do a hot spot with unlimited, go figure...anyway could anyone answer this question for me? I'd really like to use the map on my iPad while flying...thanks!
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motoscoddie
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No you do not have to give any more money to Apple. You can cache the maps BEFORE you head out. You should turn WiFi and cellular data off when flying (to avoid interference). Therefore, upgarding would be of no benefit.
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motoscoddie Posted at 2015-8-9 15:51
No you do not have to give any more money to Apple. You can cache the maps BEFORE you head out. You  ...

Thanks! I would still like to have maps available wherever I go, but I can try caching the maps and see how I like it....do you have any idea how to go about caching maps??
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Just load the (EDIT: Go/Pilot) app up and move the map around (in the area you want to fly). Preferably zoom in and out a bit to ensure you cache all the data for that area. May need some trial and error, but you will get it. Good luck.
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colin.buckle
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The other option is to use your phone as a hotspot out in the field and once the map has loaded on your iPad, just switch off wifi on the iPad.
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colin.buckle Posted at 2015-8-9 19:46
The other option is to use your phone as a hotspot out in the field and once the map has loaded on y ...

The OP stated that because of having a grand fathered unlimited data plan that AT&T won't allow for hot spotting.

I'm in the same boat with a Verizon unlimited data plan. Unless I'm willing to pay for a data plan for another devise, I have to cache maps. Heck, I don't use more than1 gb a month now, but since they won't give me anything to switch to another plan, I use what I have as a gps for the application Waze.
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gregg1r Posted at 2015-8-9 22:23
The OP stated that because of having a grand fathered unlimited data plan that AT&T won't allow fo ...

Sounds like we're in the same boat...so you do have to get it activated with cell service in order to get maps?  If I understood you right?
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gregg1r Posted at 2015-8-9 22:23
The OP stated that because of having a grand fathered unlimited data plan that AT&T won't allow fo ...

Sounds like we're in the same boat...so you do have to get it activated with cell service in order to get maps?  If I understood you right?
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laurence.barton
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Which application do you use for caching maps?
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laurence.barton Posted at 2015-8-10 04:37
Which application do you use for caching maps?

DJI Pilot App

There is a Switch - go and find it !
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kpresley84
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Ok so I saved a map through google maps. Now where does it go and how do I get it into the dji app? Thanks
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colin.buckle Posted at 2015-8-9 19:46
The other option is to use your phone as a hotspot out in the field and once the map has loaded on y ...

Whoops..... Missed that in the original post. Sorry.
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colin.buckle Posted at 2015-8-9 19:46
The other option is to use your phone as a hotspot out in the field and once the map has loaded on y ...

yeah I have the exact same setup as OP and use this method.
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Keep getting an error message when trying to download the dji go app to my iPad (app not compatible with the device)
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axagency Posted at 2015-8-20 15:52
Keep getting an error message when trying to download the dji go app to my iPad (app not compatible  ...

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch (6th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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