iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 12.1.4

Apple recently released iOS 12.1.3, a minor update that includes fixes for multiple bugs affecting iPad Pro, HomePod, CarPlay, and more.  As with any iOS release, we recommend holding off on updating until your app or accessory developer has had time to fully test compatibility with the new software.

Using all the features in the ForeFlight Edit box

ForeFlight offers one of the most comprehensive set of flight management features, accessible from the Edit section of the Route Editor on the Maps page. This small, but feature-rich drop-down window allows you to enter aircraft performance data, enter/modify flight plans, add arrival/departure and instrument approach procedures to your route.

Top 20 apps for pilots

The number of aviation apps seems to expand daily, with thousands of options for flight training, weather briefings, games and so much more. With that in mind, compiling a list of the top apps may seem foolish, but we're going to try - after all, a brand new iPad pilot needs to start somewhere. The list below isn't necessarily our 20 favorite apps, but rather the ones we see in use most often, and are worth considering for any pilot's tablet.

How to free up storage space on your iPad

Over time, as you download more apps and take more pictures, you may run into an alert on your iPad that says "Storage almost full" when downloading apps or aviation charts. This means it's time to start thinking about freeing up some space by deleting unused apps and media. Here are 8 ways to do that.

Quiz: Flying with the iPad, fact vs. fiction

There are many misconceptions among pilots related to the iPad's capabilities in the cockpit. Take our latest quiz based on questions we've received from pilots over the last 12 months to see if you know the difference between iPad fact and fiction, and hopefully learn a few things along the way.

How to use pre-departure clearances and digital ATIS in ForeFlight

Among its many updates late last year, ForeFlight added the ability to get pre-departure clearances (PDC) and digital ATIS (D-ATIS) via the app. We've used it on some recent flights and really like how much time and hassle it saves; at a busy Class B airport anything that saves calling clearance is a good thing. As easy as it is, though, there are a few important steps to follow. Here's a look at the process.

How to customize the Control Center on your iPad and iPhone

The hidden Control Center screen remains one of the most useful features on iPhone and iPad, allowing you to quickly access commonly-used settings and apps. It's especially useful during iPad preflight, allowing you to quickly optimize wireless and network settings before takeoff without the need to leave your EFB app.

ADS-B Out installed? Check your system’s performance

While ADS-B Out avionics are pretty simple to operate (they're basically just upgraded transponders), it is important to ensure your system is working properly. Simply choosing the wrong setting during installation can lead to significant errors, and we've heard a number of stories where this has happened. Fortunately, it's free and easy to check.

Pilot’s guide to mounting the iPad in the cockpit

Securing your iPad while you fly is important for both safety and convenience. Here we'll review the mounts currently available for the iPad Mini, Air and Pro, including which models work best in various airplane types and configurations.

Video tip: Using the iPad as your digital copilot

Pilots have lots of flexibility when it comes to integrating the iPad into the cockpit. It can be especially helpful when flying single-pilot in challenging weather or in busy airspace, assisting you with IFR route planning, clearances, airspace alerts, traffic avoidance and surface monitoring while taxiing.