Does the app work well if there's no line of sight for GPS?

I'm looking to move from a Go 5200 device to the iOS app on my iPhone 11, making use of CarPlay to output directions to the dash.

For this to work, I'd be putting my iPhone on a storage area behind the main centre console, which would mean the phone wouldn't have a direct line of sight for locking on to satellites.

Will this be an issue? If it's relevant, it'll be a wired connection for CarPlay.


  • Willy875
    Willy875 Registered Users Posts: 7,101
    Elite Voyager
    To try?
    If your iPhone placed behind the center console captures mobile data there should be no problem with Car Play.
  • Palferman
    Palferman Registered Users Posts: 131
    Supreme Navigator
    I store mine in a compartment in the centre console with the cover closed and never had a problem.