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

 

1. Current compatibility status

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.

For more info and the latest status please read the article "Compatible devices and system requirements" or contact the team.

 

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2. System requirements

 

📱 Mobile & Tablet

iOS, iPadOS, and Apple Silicon Mac

Minimum requirements:

  • 64-bit and 2GB RAM.

GPS:

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

We have good results with:

  • iPhone 6S and higher.
  • iPad Air 2 and higher.
  • iPad Mini 4 and higher.
  • iPad Pros.

The iPad Mini 5 and newer, and any iPad Pro perform extremely well!

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

Android

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.

GPS:

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

We have good results with:

  • Huawei MediaPad M5.
  • Xiaomi Mi Pad 4.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (except  SM-T810).
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, S6, and higher.
  • Most modern smartphones.

Download 👉 EasyVFR 4 for 🤖 Android

 

💻 Desktop and Laptop

Windows

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. BigSur 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 "EasyVFR4.app can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the App Store" choose [Open in Finder] from that popup, then right-click on EasyVFR4.app 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. 🔄

 

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3. 32-bit OS vs 64-bit OS

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.

All modern iOS devices are 64-bit. For Android, most of the latest midrange to high-end tablets have a 64-bit CPU as well. We have good results at Android with the Huawei MediaPad M5, Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and S6. On iOS, the iPad Mini 5 and iPad Pro perform very well.

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.

 

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4. 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: 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.

 

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5. 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.

 

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6. 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]