Next ForeFlight Release to Require Apple iOS 9.2 or Later

The next ForeFlight release will require Apple iOS 9.2 or later. By making iOS 9.2 the minimum iOS version supported, we can deliver advanced features, smaller app download sizes, faster performance, and improved energy efficiency. In addition, you don’t have to worry about losing support for your older devices – all the devices that support iOS 8.2 (the current minimum iOS requirement for ForeFlight) are all capable of updating to iOS 9.2.

We recommend you update as soon as practical. This support article on Apple’s website describes how to update your iOS device wirelessly or using iTunes if you want to get ahead of the release.

As always, if you have any questions, we are on frequency seven days a week at team@foreflight.com.

[CAUTION UPDATE] Hold on Apple iOS 9.2

UPDATE:

We have discovered an issue related to Apple Spotlight Search and device battery usage in iOS 9.2.

Spotlight activity in iOS 9.2 may dramatically increase battery usage while you have ForeFlight open or in the background. We are actively working on a resolution to this and, in the meantime, we revise our recommendation to “hold short” on updating to iOS 9.2.

If you have already updated to iOS 9.2, you should not see any app performance issues, although we have had a few reports of the app closing due to this bug.

ORIGINAL BLOG POST:

We’ve been busy testing ForeFlight on iOS 9.2 since it was released and there are no issues to report. Feel free to upgrade when you are ready and, as always, we are on frequency at team@foreflight.com if you have any questions or experience any issues with the update.