05-02-2012 03:01 AM - last edited on 05-02-2012 10:22 AM by Mike
I use mi iPhone4 as a hotspot to give my iPad access to 3g as it is a non-3gintegrated iPad. Will I still be able to use correctly the TomTom iPhone/iPad App on my iPad via hotspot?
05-02-2012 08:15 PM
05-02-2012 09:23 PM
You could purchase an external GPS Reciever to plug into the iPad. This would let you use the TT App on the iPad. However, as you do not have 3G on the iPad you would not be able to use TT's HD Traffic, Traffic Cameras (via subscription) or Google search. The WiFi connection to your iPhone enables you to access the internet from your iPad. It will not give you native 3G.
05-02-2012 09:29 PM
Thank you, but as I don't have the TomTom app installed either on mi iPad or iPhone then I guess that I would have to buy it just to test it on either part anyway, which obviously I won't as I don't believe it will work for me..
05-02-2012 09:35 PM
Thank you! I have other questions if you don't mind:
1) If I buy the GPS antenna for mi iPad as you recommend, where would it be connected? Via the bottom data port or where? And where can I buy one?
2) Another question, if I won't use the Traffic Cameras and HD Radars etc that you mention above, would the standard GPS navigation functions still work if I use the iPhone's 3G via mi iPad?
05-02-2012 11:55 PM
1. Do an internet Google search for gps receiver for ipad
You can get some that plug into the iPad's "USB" port or connect via Bluetooth. You choose - Bluetooth might be more convenient.
2. Yes. As long as you have a GPS signal on the iPad (via an external GPS) then you will not need a 3G connection if all you want is basic TT navigation. You can still get internet access from your iPad via your iPhone's hotspot WiFi.
06-02-2012 09:42 AM
But honestly, if you own both an iphone and an ipad why don't you simply use the iphone for navigation ? Is the iphone screen to small ?