ForeFlight is slow to load and use. What can I do?

As older devices are updated, they will tend to run slower as the operating system and apps require more processing power and memory. Here are a few tips to improve performance.

FORCE REBOOT THE DEVICE

Here are instructions on how to reboot your device.

For devices with a Home button

1: Press and hold the Power button at the top of your device while simultaneously holding the Home button.

2: Keep both buttons pressed until the Apple logo appears on the screen (around 10 seconds).

3: Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears (this can take up to 20 seconds). The device will now reload the operating system and reboot in approximately one minute. 

For devices without a Home button

1: Quickly press the Volume Up button and release it.

2: Quickly press the Volume Down button and release it.

3: Press and hold the Power button until the Apple logo appears. The device will now reload the operating system and reboot in approximately one minute. 

NOTE: For the iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone SE (2020), see this article: How to Force Restart the iPhone.

CLOSE OTHER APPS

When using ForeFlight, close any other apps running in the background that utilize your device's resources. Here are instructions on how to close other apps on your device.

For devices with a Home button

1: Press the button Home at the bottom of the iPhone or iPad twice in a row (double click). Apps in use will be displayed in the center of the screen.

2: Swipe right or left to find the apps that you want to close.

3: Swipe up on the app's preview to close each open app. This will stop them from running in the background.

4: Tap on the Home button to exit.

For devices without a Home button

1: From the Home Screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause in the middle of the screen. Apps in use will be displayed in the center of the screen. 

2: Swipe right or left to find the apps that you want to close.  

3: Swipe up on the app's preview to close each open app. This will stop them from running in the background.

4: Tap on the bottom of the screen to exit.