Out of Apple's Maps (or just - Maps) and Google Maps, which is more economical on data?
Google Maps caches the path to destination. I know this because I have searched for locations on Google Maps and then turned my phone data off. It still takes me there, minus the traffic updates.
I can search for my destination on Google Maps when I'm in a Starbucks using Wi-Fi, or when I'm on my home network and then reach my destination with no phone data usage, which is great.
On Maps, I have no idea myself and also there is no information about data usage online.
The specific cases I'm looking answers for:
- Going to an address in the same city, which is better in terms of data usage?
- Going to another city, which is better in terms of data usage?
- What features can I sacrifice in one or the other so that I can get the most information with least data usage?
Update: I noticed recently that Apple Maps has also started caching. If you start the directions to a location and then turn data off, Apple Maps too takes you there. However, I have seen this only when going to a place close by. Not sure of the behavior when going to a distance farther away - like going to another city altogether.