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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetana3 View Post
    And part of the issue in communication between us is just that. I use an Android phone and a PC. No Apple products. Plus, I would prefer to keep my technology life as simple as possible (maybe due to age).
    Keeping technology life simple is an excellent goal, agreed. I am attracted to MapQuest displaying on my car’s dash screen because I’ve seen it work with DH’s phone. It really is a nice feature! But it is not meant to be for me, at the moment, anyway, until we have time to solve the problem.

    and thank you for the explanations, Alan. I figured it was some sort of Apple World versus android world, but it’s all very irritating that they don’t work seamlessly together for me, because it is all about ME.
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    I'm not very tech savvy. It took this thread to get me looking at information about Apple Maps, which I prefer to Google Maps. (In general, I avoid Google whenever I can.)

    Like IL, I prefer audio instructions, and Apple Maps has an infinitely patient guide who even tells me things like "Not here, but at the next light..." On a recent road trip, I was using Apple M and my DH was using Google. In almost every instance, during a protracted detour through an unknown suburb of a major city, Apple M gave us better directions, e.g., moment-to-moment changes in routing through neighborhoods. The interstate had actually shut down after two bad accidents, and we had to negotiate our way for nearly two hours before we could get to the next entrance beyond the standstill.

    So tonight I learned that until the release of IOS17 at the end of this year, I cannot use offline navigation with Apple while he can using Google. I'm consuming data at a far greater speed than he is.

    All told, we drove about 48 hours. I was getting notices about data shortage; he wasn't. I kept shutting down my phone on long, interstate stretches.

    This thread caused me to research this. Here's an article I found:
    https://www.tomsguide.com/opinion/ap...er-google-maps

    Looks like it's time to change my waze - at least until the end of the year.

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    I find Apple maps better, too. We do the same thing--one is running Apple and one Google, and Apple is better. Did not know about the data usage!

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    Yes Apple Maps does use somewhat more. What I don’t like about Google Maps is that once you’ve decided on a route, it will keep switching it in you. That was a big problem on my trip to FL last Christmas. I ended up using Apple Maps as once you’d decided on a route it didn’t try to switch it on you unless there was an accident or something.

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    IOS17 has already been released and I’m using it now. Offline maps are available NOW.

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    I finally started using the GPS feature on my phone for the current trip I am on. I am android and used Google Maps. It actually kept me on the same route and matched the hard-copy one I was given. But, again, it was literally my first use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happystuff View Post
    I finally started using the GPS feature on my phone for the current trip I am on. I am android and used Google Maps. It actually kept me on the same route and matched the hard-copy one I was given. But, again, it was literally my first use.
    good luck, and I hope you come to like it. GPS is a wonderful thing.


    When Iím going out of town/out of state, I always have back up directions in the form of screenshots from a digital map. It takes several screens to cover my route. So I use the GPS but if I ever lost cellular service, I have a back up map.


    A couple years ago I thought it would be fun to take the Great River Road from Alton Illinois up to Galena. Well I got lost. Oh, and there was no cell service in that part of Illinois. Fortunately I was not so far away that there were things I could recognize, so I just turned around and went back home. Who wouldíve thought that following the Great River Road wasnít simple, that it really comes in several sections and itís not one road? But if anyone has the opportunity get lost, it will be me.
    I am not a serious person.

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    I’ve had several seniors argue with me lately that I shouldn’t be parking in a handicapped spot. I have a temp placard after my recent osteoarthritis in my knees diagnoses. I have a significant limp. Plenty of other handicapped spaces available. I was told I was too young and could walk just fine. Age has nothing to do with it. I asked them when did they become my doctor and I told them very bluntly to eff off and mind their own business. They didn’t like that at all and starting arguing with me. A very strong “eff you, old woman” shut them up.

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    There are some days where I don't think I can stand gallery-sitting one more minute and today is one of them. It's so slow and I hate this godd*m chair I have to sit in. I need to figure out some work options going forward, but everything kind of depends on how the healing from the Cubital and Carpal Tunnel surgery goes. It's been two months and the nerve in my arm is still very tender and I cannot do all my normal stuff yet.

    Just needed to vent!

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    You’re allowed to vent! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

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