Absolutely! I'm using Google Maps a lot, and it definitely has increased my data usage.
Google Maps is one of the most popular navigation apps out there, and it's really easy to see why. It's easy to use, the maps are up-to-date, the turn-by-turn directions it gives you are usually accurate, and it provides plenty of options for customizing your route.
However, like with any app, there are some drawbacks. One of these is that Google Maps can use up more data than expected. This is because it needs to constantly update and download information for your route, including traffic updates and satellite images. To minimize data usage, you can use map caching and turn on Wi-Fi assist.
Map caching allows you to pre-load maps to your device, so that you don't need to reload them while you're on the go. To pre-load Maps, open the Google Maps app, tap the hamburger button (three horizontal lines in the upper right-hand corner), and select the 'Offline Areas' option. You'll then be prompted to save the maps you'll be using. This will allow you to access them offline and cut down on your data usage.
Wi-Fi Assist is another great option to save data. Wi-Fi Assist allows your phone to automatically switch to your mobile data when the Wi-Fi connection is too slow or unstable. This will make it easier to navigate when you're in areas with poor Wi-Fi coverage. To enable Wi-Fi Assist, go to Settings > Mobile Data and toggle on 'Wi-Fi Assist'.
By taking advantage of these two options, you can save data and make the most out of your phone's connection when using Google Maps.
Hope this helps!