Can GPS function without an Internet connection?

Yes, GPS (Global Positioning System) can function without an internet connection. GPS relies on a network of satellites orbiting the Earth to provide location information to devices equipped with GPS receivers. These receivers communicate directly with the satellites to determine their precise location, velocity, and time information.

Unlike some other location services which require an internet connection to download maps or additional data, GPS itself does not rely on the internet to determine a device's location. However, for some applications, such as mapping and navigation, an internet connection may be used to download map data, calculate routes, or provide additional information like points of interest or real-time traffic updates. But the core function of determining location using GPS signals does not require internet connectivity.