iPad troubleshooting tip: cycle the power

This week's tip explains how a simple power reset can solve app problems, wireless accessory issues and sluggish performance.

What’s the best iPad for pilots – 2019 edition

While the latest iPad Pro models would suit (and honestly exceed) most pilots' needs in the cockpit, there are some other options and features worth considering when purchasing an iPad for use in aviation. Here we'll break down the differences in each, and give some insight for those looking to buy a used or refurbished iPad, which is a great way to save some money.

iPad preflight tip: verify your charts are downloaded

Having up-to-date charts on your iPad is easy with an app like ForeFlight or WingX, but there's a trap if you're not careful. Because there is no internet connection in the airplane, you must download the chart databases before you go flying. This is not always as obvious as you might think.

Should I upgrade to iOS 8?

iOS 8 will be released soon and pilots often question when the best time is to make the upgrade. To help with this, ForeFlight CEO/founder Tyson Weihs shares his insight on the process and gives his recommendations.

Keeping your charge–iPad battery tips

Keeping your iPad battery in good shape should be a top priority when using the iPad for electronic charts in the cockpit. Here we'll review best practices for keeping it charged, and backup power options to consider bringing along.

Charging your iPad: what you need to know

Keeping your iPad battery charged is essential if you're using it as an electronic flight bag in the cockpit, but not every USB charger works with an iPad. Here's how to choose the right charger, and what to consider if you're shopping for a backup power solution.

Don’t let your iPad overheat – and crash

Most pilots love the iPad because it almost never crashes, making for an extremely reliable tool. But there is one sure-fire way to get your tablet to shut down--leave it on the glare shield.

Control your iPad like a pro

The iPad incorporates four different physical controls in addition to the main touchscreen display. Here we'll show you all the ways you can use them to take full control of your iPad.

Pre-flight your iPad with this helpful checklist

It only takes a minute or two to preflight your iPad, and doing so ensures that it will be ready and fully functional. Here we've assembled a simple checklist for you to follow before each flight.

App troubleshooting: how to close, delete and restart

Everyone knows how to open an app on the iPad--just tap the icon and it's off to the races. But what about closing apps--do you know the difference between sleeping an app, shutting down an app and deleting an app? It's an important distinction that comes into play when an app starts misbehaving.