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How do I connect my iPad wifi (without GPS) to my iPhone?

Unfortunately, the iPad wifi doesn’t give your accurate location on the water, as this model does not have a GPS chip for location tracking. With the so-called ‘Assisted GPS’, the iPad can only roughly estimate positions via the Internet.

You can also use an external GPS module (recommended). We recommend using an AIS receiver that also supports GPS. For GPS reception, we would recommend purchasing a GPS antenna with it.

However, if you have an iPhone, you can share the GPS location of your iPhone with your iPad via Bluetooth. Here’s how this works:

  1. Turn on Bluetooth on both iPhone and iPad
  2. Open the Nautical Maps app on both devices
  3. On your iPhone, access your profile by tapping the icon in the top right of the app next to the search bar
  4. Tap ‘Devices’ and switch on ‘Share GPS with iPad wifi-only models’
  5. After a few seconds the connection will be established and you will see the message: ‘Connection established’
  6. You can now close this message. Tap the ‘Map’ icon at the bottom left in the menu bar to return to the maps

Warning: your iPhone must always be within Bluetooth range of the iPad (approximately 2 to 3 metres).