Apple’s iOS 9 operating system is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.To update your device, tap on the “Settings” app, then tap on General->Software Update.
With this update your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features. New multitasking features for iPad allow you to work with two apps simultaneously, side-by-side or with the new Picture-in-Picture feature. And, built-in apps become more powerful with detailed transit information in Maps, a redesigned Notes app, and an all-new News app. And improvements at the foundation of the operating system enhance performance, improve security and give you up to an hour of extra battery life.
Eric’s Release Notes:
iOS 9.0 is a major release of the underlying operating system that controls the iPad and iPhone devices. Care should be taken before upgrading to any new release and an alert eye to changes that impede your daily tasks.
Below are the recommendations from leading hardware and software vendors, along with their findings on the readiness of iOS 9.0:
ForeFlight’s iOS 9.0 Customer Notice – 9/17/15:
ForeFlight Mobile 7.3 is compatible with Apple iOS 9, with the exception of two minor issues: METARs and TAFs may load slowly in the Airports view when “Show Weather First” is enabled in More > Settings (disabling that setting should resolve the issue), and there is a scrolling problem on the Scratchpads view when there are enough saved scratchpads to fill the screen. We have submitted a minor version update to Apple that resolves both of these items and should be available for download soon.Although we expect that the app will run smoothly on iOS 9 apart from these two issues, as with previous releases we prescribe conservatism in updating to a newly released iOS version. If you rely heavily on apps for your daily flying, we recommend waiting for the first iOS 9 maintenance update. iOS is a remarkably stable platform and Apple has a track record of quickly releasing minor updates to address any major issues that are uncovered. However, all new operating systems have undiscovered bugs that need fixing and may cause unexpected device or app issues.
If you are anxious to explore the new iOS, then go ahead and update. However, be prepared for light to moderate chop from apps not yet optimized for iOS 9 or from unexpected operating system bugs. We recommend a test flight or two with iOS 9 and any apps you depend on before launching into IMC.
Bad Elf’s ‘Cleared to Update’ iOS Recommendation:
September 16, 2015
We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and surgery/GIS.
No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.