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  1. 32-bit? 64-bit!
  2. Caution on Budget Tablets for Aviation Use
  3. Some not supported Android devices
  4. System requirements
  5. Ask the team

1. 32-bit? 64-bit!

Although EasyVFR 4 runs on all major platforms there will always be some specific device model and/or operating system version that can not work with EasyVFR 4. We continuously work at improving compatibility where we can.

32-bit devices from Android and Apple are not supported. A few cheap Android devices are known to be not updated to the 64-bit Android operating system. Also, there are some temporary compatibility issues expected when a new major operating system version is released. When a reliable EasyVFR 4 app is critical to you, always verify this page before updating your operating system.

EasyVFR 4 does not run on 32-bit operating systems. The reason we choose for this is that Apple, since iOS 11, has stopped supporting 32-bit. Google has similar plans for the near future.

Luckily (almost) all the recent tablets and phones are 64-bit, even some more affordable ones.

How do I know if my device is 64-bit?

When you can find EasyVFR 4 in your Google Play or Apple App Store then your device is compatible.

Tip: On Android, you can u can installing the 64bit Checker app.


2. Caution on Budget Tablets for Aviation Use

While the allure of low-priced tablets (often Android) may be tempting, our experience has shown that tablets priced below 300 euros often don't meet the reliability standards for in-flight use. Common shortcomings of these budget tablets include:

  • Screen Quality and Sunlight Readability: A significant number of these tablets offer resolutions that fall below the mark, coupled with lackluster brightness levels, making them challenging to use in varying light conditions.

  • Performance: Notably, while their specifications might seem adequate, these tablets tend to underperform. Users may face issues such as screen freezes, unresponsive interactions, and unexpected application shutdowns.

  • GPS Capabilities: Inconsistent GPS reception is a common shortcoming, posing a challenge when reliable navigation is paramount.
  • Battery Life: One of the most common issues is shorter battery life. This is crucial, especially if you're planning to use the tablet for extended periods without a power source.

  • Operating System Updates: Budget tablets might not receive timely software updates. This can lead to potential security vulnerabilities and unsupported features.

When selecting a device for in-flight usage, it's paramount to prioritize reliability and efficient performance over mere cost savings.


3. Known un-supported devices

Some devices (mostly cheap Android tablets) are known to be artificially kept on a 32-bit operating system, even when they have a 64-bit processor built-in. This means that it can not run 64-bit apps like EasyVFR 4. Here an (incomplete) list of the devices that are not compatible:

  • Samsung
    • Galaxy Tab A
      • Within the Galaxy Tab A range, only the latest versions, namely EU 8.0" 2019 [SM-T290] and [SM-P205], support EasyVFR 4. Be aware, however, that these models have screens that are challenging to read in sunlight.
    • Galaxy Tab Active 2: Not compatible with EasyVFR 4.
    • the first Galaxy Tab S2 (2015) [SM-T810]
      • The earlier versions of this model are not compatible, but its later iterations are.
  • Lenovo
    • Tab 4. This tablet employs a slow, incompatible software-based decryption system, causing notable delays when launching applications.
    • Tab M8. Not all versions of the Lenovo Tab M8 utilize a 64-bit Android OS. Users can check their device's compatibility using the "64bit Checker" app.

General Feedback: We've received several complaints from users with cheap tablets, indicating potential compatibility issues or performance drawbacks. See the topic 4. Caution on Budget Tablets for Aviation Use.

Before making a purchase, it's recommended to thoroughly research and confirm the compatibility of your chosen device with apps like EasyVFR 4. The team is happy to share their experience.


4. System requirements

📱 Mobile & Tablet

iOS, iPadOS, and Apple Silicon Mac

Minimum requirements:

  • 64-bit and 2GB RAM.


  • Wi-Fi-only iPads have no built-in GPS, the LTE models have. Alternatively, use an external GPS receiver for in-air navigation. 

Minimum models:

  • iPhone 7, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4.

We see good results with:

  • iPhone 8 and higher.
  • iPad Air 3 and higher.
  • iPad Mini 5 and higher.
  • iPad Pro's.

The iPad Mini 6, and any iPad Pro perform extremely well!

Download 👉 EasyVFR 4 for 🍏 iOS, iPadOS, and Apple Silicon Mac


IMPORTANT: Devices with the old 32-bit Android OS are not supported. See some not supported Android devices.

Minimum requirements:

  • 64-bit OS, +3GB RAM. Android 10 and higher is advised.


  • For the best experience, make sure the device has a built-in GPS (comes often only with the LTE, 3/4/5G model).

At least compatible (but slow) are:

  • Huawei MediaPad M5.
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 4.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (except SM-T810).
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4.

We see good results with:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, and higher.
  • Most modern high-end tablets and smartphones.

Honest advice from Tim: Looking for an 8-inch Android? Don't! There is simply no mature modern model available that can compete in quality, performance, sunlight readability and price with the iPad minis. When you do find a great 8-inch Android tablet, please share your experience with us so we can mention it here.

Download 👉 EasyVFR 4 for 🤖 Android


💻 Desktop and Laptop


Minimum requirements:

  • 32-bit, 2GB RAM, Windows 8 and higher is advised.

Download 👉 EasyVFR 4 for 🪟 Windows

Apple Silicon Macs

Apple Silicon (M1, M2, and newer) Macs can best run the EasyVFR 4 iOS app, download it via the iOS AppStore on your Mac.

Download 👉 EasyVFR 4 for 🍏 iOS, iPadOS, and Apple Silicon Mac
It is also possible to install the below .dmg file via Rosseta.

Apple Intel Macs

IMPORTANT: Intel Macs on Big Sur and Monterey need to have the latest macOS version 11.6.1 or 12.0.1 or higher installed.

Intel-based Macs can only install the below .dmg file and need to follow the below instructions.

Minimum requirements:

  • Most 64-bit macOS versions. E.g. High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina. Big Sur 11.6.1 and Monterey 12.0.1 and up.

Download 👉 EasyVFR 4 .dmg installer for 🍎 Intel Macs

Installation instructions for Intel Macs:

  1. After downloading the DMG file, open it and drag the EasyVFR 4 icon into the Applications folder. EasyVFR 4 is now available via Launchpad.
  2. When you get the message " can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the App Store" choose [Open in Finder] from that popup, then right-click on and choose open. Now the same popup will appear, now with a [Open] button.
  3. From there on you can launch EasyVFR 4 from the launchpad without this warning.
  4. With every update, you need to redo step 2. 🔄


5. Ask the team

If you have more questions regarding a specific device, feel free to send us a message using the blue "Ask the team" button on this page, or by sending an email to [email protected]