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We have an ipad mini2 which we use mainly during our travels, however, it does not have a gps.

Can anyone recommend an external gps I can purchase? We want to use it with google maps offline in Iceland and the U.K.

It runs on ios 9 and should i update to ios 10 to stop the annoying update message? Anyone experienced problems when updated to ios10? And, I don't suppose I can revert back to ios9.

A real long shot --- We have a Samsung cell phone that does have a gps, can this unit somehow be connected to the ipad so that the ipad can use/mirror the phone's gps and offline maps? I realize that they are two different oses.

Thanks in advance
 

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We have an ipad mini2 which we use mainly during our travels, however, it does not have a gps.

Can anyone recommend an external gps I can purchase? We want to use it with google maps offline in Iceland and the U.K.

It runs on ios 9 and should i update to ios 10 to stop the annoying update message? Anyone experienced problems when updated to ios10? And, I don't suppose I can revert back to ios9.

A real long shot --- We have a Samsung cell phone that does have a gps, can this unit somehow be connected to the ipad so that the ipad can use/mirror the phone's gps and offline maps? I realize that they are two different oses.

Thanks in advance
Update

After some research I found Bad Elf and xgps150A as products I can use. I'm wondering if anybody has used any of these products and share their experience. Also, there are answers to whether to upgrade ios and reverting back to previous version. Lastly, there is software that allows an android phone with gps to connect to an ipad. Unfortunately the ipad has to be jailbroken, not what I want to do.
 

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Hi sch, and almost neighbor. ;)

I'd suggest doing some web searching and as for your gps questions, maybe start off with your question:
https://www.google.ca/search?client...&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=M9rBWLLJBsnM8gejqZSIBg

and read some hits/sites such as:
https://www.cnet.com/news/can-dataless-smartphones-still-use-gps-navigation-apps/

I just have and use an old iPad 2 which I've kept at iOS 9.1 as I don't need or use any of the "new and improved features" and in case I want to jailbreak it again, and one can't easily go back once updated, no thanks to Apple. But I can't use iOS 10.x anyway as the old iPad 2 can't run it.

I doubt that there is any sort of compatibility that you could use between the iPad and your Samsung.
 

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Hi sch, and almost neighbor. ;)

I'd suggest doing some web searching and as for your gps questions, maybe start off with your question:
https://www.google.ca/search?client...&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=M9rBWLLJBsnM8gejqZSIBg

and read some hits/sites such as:
https://www.cnet.com/news/can-dataless-smartphones-still-use-gps-navigation-apps/

I just have and use an old iPad 2 which I've kept at iOS 9.1 as I don't need or use any of the "new and improved features" and in case I want to jailbreak it again, and one can't easily go back once updated, no thanks to Apple. But I can't use iOS 10.x anyway as the old iPad 2 can't run it.



I doubt that there is any sort of compatibility that you could use between the iPad and your Samsung.
Thanks for the info pm-r. I did quite a bit of reading and what I was mainly wondering is if anybody had purchased an external GPS and if so which one.
If I don't buy an external GPS for the ipad, we can still use our smartphone using offline google maps albeit a smaller screen.

IOS 9 works fine and if IOS 10 causes a problem my wife would be very upset.

I guess we are both enjoying the same snow and rain.
 

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Hi sch, and almost neighbor. ;)

I'd suggest doing some web searching and as for your gps questions, maybe start off with your question:
https://www.google.ca/search?client...&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=M9rBWLLJBsnM8gejqZSIBg

and read some hits/sites such as:
https://www.cnet.com/news/can-dataless-smartphones-still-use-gps-navigation-apps/

I just have and use an old iPad 2 which I've kept at iOS 9.1 as I don't need or use any of the "new and improved features" and in case I want to jailbreak it again, and one can't easily go back once updated, no thanks to Apple. But I can't use iOS 10.x anyway as the old iPad 2 can't run it.



I doubt that there is any sort of compatibility that you could use between the iPad and your Samsung.
Thanks for the info pm-r. I did quite a bit of reading and what I was mainly wondering is if anybody had purchased an external GPS and if so which one.
If I don't buy an external GPS for the ipad, we can still use our smartphone using offline google maps albeit a smaller screen.

IOS 9 works fine and if IOS 10 causes a problem my wife would be very upset.

I guess we are both enjoying the same snow and rain.
 

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I would say buy an external GPS, or a GPS app for a smart phone if you have one. Not sure what the advantage is of a dongle for an iPad and then you still need to mount it and power it while in the car. Buying a Garmin device will give you life time map updates as well as the car accessories you need. You can buy a European one with built in Euro maps, or buy a N. American one and buy the Euro maps on SD card from Garmin. I have both, my Euro maps on a micro sd card that I use in my Nav.
 
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