On May 22, 2017, we released a new iOS app, replacing the Classic version of Gaia GPS for iOS. At the same time, the Classic app was removed from the AppStore and discontinued. It has not been supported since. This FAQ covers some questions for existing Gaia GPS users.
Can I keep using the Classic Gaia GPS app?
You can continue to use the Classic app on iOS version 14.4 and below. However, iOS 14.5 disables the Classic app. Please make sure to back up all of your data in the Classic app before updating to iOS 14.5.
Do I get the new app for free if I bought the Classic app?
a) People who bought the Classic Gaia GPS app can contact Support to be granted a Lifetime Legacy Membership. Lifetime Legacy is the same as the old standard Membership, except it does not include MapBox map sources (Satellite and Satellite with Labels), as those were added after the switch to the subscription model.
b) Existing GaiaPro (renamed Premium Membership) users can use the new app at no additional cost, including access to all Premium Membership maps and features.
How was the Classic app configured?
The Classic version of Gaia GPS cost $19.99 to download.
It also offered a GaiaPro Monthly or Yearly additional subscription to access more map layers.
How is the new app configured?
The new version of Gaia GPS is free to download and offers two account options: Free and Premium Membership. You can see the difference between levels here:
How do the new Free/Premium levels compare to the Classic Gaia GPS/GaiaPro add-on?
In the new iOS app, many features that were previously GaiaPro-only are now available to everyone:
The new Premium level also includes more maps than a GaiaPro subscription did. We added:
Overall, the new app has many new features and improvements, and offers more on all levels.
What about costs to use gaiagps.com without the app?
Premium maps and features on gaiagps.com are now less expensive, and free features all remain free.
Why did you switch to subscriptions?