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GPS & WIFI
Posted by i3Teamworks Admin on 23 Apr 2021

What is the difference between GPS and WIFI?


The primary difference between GPS and Wifi locating technologies is in the method of gathering location data. GPS uses satellites that orbit around the Earth to triangulate a user's location, whereas Wifi locating technology uses relative network signal strength gathered at network access points.

 

Can I Use GPS Without an Internet Connection?

Yes. On both iOS and Android phones, any mapping app has the ability to track your location without needing an internet connection. A-GPS doesn't work without data service, but the GPS radio can still get a fix directly from the satellites if it needs to.