Does using the Collector app on your phone consume data from your phone's data plan

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07-27-2017 11:55 AM
SiranErysian2
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I'd like to get co-workers to use Collector on their smart phones but they are concerned if they don't have an unlimited data plan that using the app will consume data. Any information I can share with them?

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JohnPlunkett
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Hi there

Here are some links that will assist you taking the Maps offline

Prepare maps for offline use—Collector for ArcGIS | ArcGIS 

Also there is a training senimar that you can watch as well

https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/5763042b851d31e02a43ed68/offline-data-collection-using-collect... 

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KenBuja
MVP Honored Contributor

Yes, it will use data. However, you can utilize wifi to minimize data usage. You can also download maps to the phone and work in a disconnected mode so that the syncing would only happen when you specify, like when you have wifi.

JohnPlunkett
Esri Contributor

Hi there

Here are some links that will assist you taking the Maps offline

Prepare maps for offline use—Collector for ArcGIS | ArcGIS 

Also there is a training senimar that you can watch as well

https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/5763042b851d31e02a43ed68/offline-data-collection-using-collect... 

SiranErysian2
New Contributor III

John,

This video is quite old…2014. Is there a more recent one?

Siran D. Erysian, M.A., GISP,

Research Analyst II – GIS

Department of Water Resources

3374 E. Shields Ave, Rm. A-1, Fresno, CA 93726 (559) 230-3312

Siran.Erysian@water.ca.gov

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JohnPlunkett
Esri Contributor

I dont work in the training department at Esri, however in essence the workflow hasnt changed much, the ArcGIS Online screen will look different in some cases