Apple iOS 11 Compatibility

Apple is expected to publicly release iOS 11 later today.  iOS 11 looks like a great new release but none of the new features (except one) seem to have any benefit to an aviation app.  Therefore, as with all major iOS releases, we do not recommend updating immediately if your iPad is primarily used for flight.

We always reserve our analysis of a major new Apple iOS release until after the public release has been made because Apple sometimes makes changes after all the betas have been released.

Of course we do test with the betas and our initial findings show only one minor incompatibility between FlyQ EFB and FlyQ InSight when using iOS 11.  Specifically, going into Settings and creating a new aircraft profile will cause both apps to crash.  We already have the fixes made and revised versions of both FlyQ EFB and FlyQ InSight should be published this week.  In the meantime, the workaround is easy: Create a new aircraft profile using FlyQ Online.  The new profile will be automatically recognized and imported by both FlyQ EFB and FlyQ InSight when they’re connected to the Internet.

No issues have been found so far with SmartPlates & Charts.

We wil continue to test each app more deeply for the next few days and let everyone know what we find.

Fly safe!


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