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External GPS issues with iOS 6

A bug in the iPad's operating system can cause problems for some using an external GPS, like the Bad Elf or Dual, with popular aviation apps. Here we'll show you how to resolve the issue.

Do I really need an external GPS?

Does my iPad have a built-in GPS? If it does, can I trust it? What are the options for an external GPS receiver? There are lots of questions to consider, and we'll answer them all.

Next-generation Bad Elf GPS for iPad now available

The latest iPad GPS from Bad Elf is now available. The Bad Elf Pro features an LCD screen, 16-hour battery life, and can simultaneously connect to up to 5 iOS devices over Bluetooth.

Garmin Pilot app adds new ADS-B features and iPhone 5 support

Garmin released an update to the Garmin Pilot app, adding new ADS-B features, a split-screen option for the traffic display and support for the larger screen on the iPhone 5.

How to configure iPad wireless settings during preflight

It's important before each flight to properly configure the iPad's wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations:

Garmin introduces ADS-B weather receiver for iPad, Android and Garmin portables

Today Garmin introduced a new portable ADS-B receiver compatible with the Garmin Pilot app on iPad and Android. The device provides subscription-free weather, traffic and WAAS GPS navigation data and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Garmin GLO GPS for iPad

Garmin introduces GLO GPS for iPad, iPhone and Android

Garmin has been the undisputed leader in aviation GPS products for over a decade, and now they are joining the iPad revolution. Today the company unveiled GLO, a portable Bluetooth GPS made for mobile devices like the iPad and Android tablets.

Get the most out of your Dual Bluetooth GPS receiver with free app

A free app from Dual Electronics provides GPS satellite & battery status from the Dual Electronics Bluetooth GPS on your iPad. Learn all about it here.

Bad Elf GPS releases update to iPad app, adds new features

Bad Elf, the company who makes the popular external GPS accessory for iPad, recently released an update to their supplemental GPS app adding several new features - read the details here.