How do I connect my Flight Stream to my iPad or iPhone via Bluetooth?

To connect to a Flight Stream 110, turn the unit on and Bluetooth pairing mode will be active right away. You can then open the iPad or iPhone's Settings app and go to the Bluetooth page and connect to the Flight Stream 110.

To connect to a Flight Stream 210 connected to a GNS or GTN unit, you will need to open the GNS’s or GTN’s Bluetooth configuration page, which will cause the Flight Stream 210 to enter pairing mode. If the Flight Stream 210 is not connected to a GNS or GTN, it will automatically enter pairing mode one minute after it is turned on. Once in pairing mode, you can open the iPad or iPhone's Settings app and go to the Bluetooth page and connect to the Flight Stream 210.

The Flight Stream 210 supports simultaneous Bluetooth connections to two devices.

Image 1.  Flight Stream connected via Bluetooth within the Apple Settings app.

After pairing your iPad with the Flight Stream, open ForeFlight Mobile and tap on More > Devices. You should see a box for Garmin Connext indicating that the connection is established and listing the data being received through the Flight Stream.

If the Garmin Connext box is not visible, forget the Bluetooth connection using the GNS or GTN device, then try pairing again.

Image 2.  Connected Garmin device within ForeFlight under MORE > DEVICES.

Tapping this box will open the device’s status page, providing detailed information about the device and the data being received from it. In addition to the Flight Stream, the status page will also show any Garmin avionics that are connected to the Flight Stream.

 

Image 3.  Device status page.