For nearly 12-weeks, the pilot community has struggled with an issue, created by Apple, in their last iOS update (8.3). The issue caused the GPS location data, which was sent by the Bluetooth GPS device, to the iPad, to fail to reach it’s recipient.

For pilots who use any of the popular iPad pilot apps and rely on an external GPS device to return their current location, this meant no more moving map, geo-referenced approach plates and more. The unfortunate side of this, other than the considerable delay in Apple’s release of a fix (iOS 8.4), is that many pilots who dutifully upgraded their iPads were left scrambling for options.

iOS 8.4 has been extensively tested by device manufacturers and has been “cleared for upgrade”.  To update your device to the latest release, launch the Settings App, then tap General->Software Update->Download and Install.