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  1. Current compatibility status
  2. System requirements
  3. 32-bit? 64-bit!
  4. Some not supported Android devices
  5. 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.

Since EasyVFR 4 is developed only for 64-bit systems, devices that run at a 32-bit operating system are not supported. A few cheap Android devices are known to be not updated to 64-bit.  Also, there are some (temporarily) compatibility issues expected when a new operating system is released.

Current challenges

EasyVFR 4 is currently extremely slow at Android 11. We have found a solution and are working on the implementation in the coming weeks.

macOS BigSur is currently not able to run EasyVFR 4 when it uses an intel processor. The new M1 macs are able to run the EasyVFR 4 app for iOS.

 

2. System requirements

iOS, iPadOS and M1 mac

  • Minimum requirements
    64-bit and 2GB RAM. Effectively:
    • iPad Air 2 and higher.
    • iPad Mini 4 and higher.
    • iPhone 6S and higher.
    • Apple M1 macs.
  • iPad mini 5 and the iPad Pro perform very well.
  • Download EasyVFR 4 for iOS, iPadOS and M1 mac

Android

Windows

macOS

  • IMPORTANT:
    • macOS Big Sur on Intel-based macs is not supported.
    • Apple M1 macs do run the EasyVFR 4 iOS app.
  • Minimum requirements:
    • Most 64-bit macOS versions. E.g. High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina.
    • Anything with the new M1 chipset can use the iOS app.
  • Download EasyVFR 4 for macOS
  • macOS installation instructions:
    • After downloading the DMG, open it and drag the EasyVFR 4 icon into the Applications folder. EasyVFR 4 is now available via Launchpad.
    • 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.
    • From there on you can launch EasyVFR 4 from the launchpad without this warning.

 

3. 32-bit? 64-bit!

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.

 

4. 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
      • Of The Galaxy Tab A line only the latest version (EU 8.0" 2019) [SM-T290] and the [SM-P205] is known to run EasyVFR 4. Note: the screen is horrible to read in the sun.
    • Galaxy Tab Active 2
    • the first Galaxy Tab S2 (2015) [SM-T810]
      • Newer versions of this model run EasyVFR 4 well.
  • Lenovo
    • Tab 4. This tablet uses a slow and incompatible software-based decryption set. This results in several minutes to start the application. 

 

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 team@easyvfr4.aero