Does Transit Work Offline?
Here's what this article covers:
- Which Transit features work offline?
- How do I check schedules offline?
- Why does Transit put me in the wrong location when I'm offline?
Which Transit features work offline?
Many Transit features do work offline, allowing you to use the app even when you don't have access to wifi or data. Here's a breakdown of what changes once your phone goes offline:
|Available Offline||Not Available Offline|
How do I access schedules offline?
When you're connected, Transit automatically downloads the schedules in the background so that you can access them without internet access later on.
There are three ways you can access schedules offline:
#1. Transit shows your correct location and your stop is listed on the main screen:
#2. Transit does not show your correct location (option 1):
#3. Transit does not show your correct location (option 2):
Why does Transit put me in the wrong location when I'm offline?
Your phone's access to the internet (via mobile data or wifi) can really help improve Transit's location accuracy. When offline, the app uses your phone's GPS, which varies in accuracy depending on each phone.
Without access to data or wifi, your location accuracy may decrease. The blue circle around your position on the map indicates the radius of accuracy. The larger the radius the less accurate is your location.