https://ipadpilotnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/iPad-Blue-Screen.jpg 2177 2262 John Zimmerman /wp-content/uploads/2021/04/logo.png John Zimmerman2021-02-17 12:18:102021-02-17 12:18:10Annual maintenance checklist for your iPad
Similar to the routine of having your airplane undergo an annual inspection, we recommend that you take the time to review the following items once a year to keep your iPad, apps and accessories performing at their best.
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Bluetooth, once a cutting edge technology, is now woven into the fabric of daily life, from the kitchen to the car. As simple as it seems, though, Bluetooth can actually get pretty complicated, especially if you're trying to pair your iPad to multiple devices. Let's explore what the limitations are, and what a typical setup can support.
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One of the most under-appreciated features of the iPad is its fantastic battery life. But there are a number of things you can do to improve the performance of your iPad battery and keep it in top working condition. Here's what you should know for safe and reliable operation in flight.
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Considering your first iPad or upgrading your old one? There are a lot of options. In this article, we'll walk you through all the options, then offer our choice for the best overall aviation tablet.
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You'll want to create a checklist that works for your apps, accessories and your airplane. Customize it so that you'll actually use it before every flight. With that in mind, though, here's a basic checklist to consider that applies to most apps.
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We've used screenshots to store Google Earth images of new airports, fly-in procedures, detailed weather graphics that aren't available via ADS-B, and much more. Apple has continued to refine this utility over the past few years – here's how to take advantage of the latest features in iOS 14.
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One of the standout features of the iPad is its long battery life, but running out of juice can still happen. Here's how to charge your iPad safely and quickly, and some suggestions for backup power in the cockpit.
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The Settings app has evolved into a collection of hundreds of options, with multi-tier menus that can make it difficult to find what you're looking for. All these settings and configuration options are great for customizing everything to your liking, but at the end of the day there are really only a few settings you need to be concerned about when using the iPad as an EFB in the cockpit. Here's a quick rundown.
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One of the most common questions we hear from pilots is whether it's worth upgrading to the iPad model with cellular data and GPS. Here we'll break down the options and help you decide which model is best for your type of flying.
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Even with all of our modern aviation databases, sometimes you just can't beat a lat/lon coordinate. Entering a set of coordinates in your favorite app is easy, but there are a couple of traps you need to avoid and not everyone reports lat/lon the same way. Let's review the basics of latitude and longitude and the different types of coordinates.
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More and more pilots are going completely paperless in the cockpit, but that requires some paper documents to be scanned first. Fortunately, Apple includes some hidden capabilities in the Notes app, including the addition of a powerful scanner utility.
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Pilots tend to focus more on optimizing the iPad's battery life than the average iPad user, since this is critical to keeping the device functioning in the airplane over the course of a flight. Fortunately, there's a dedicated utility in the main iPad settings to help shed some light on which apps are using the most power, possibly while running in the background.