- Jul 15, 2020
I use an IPad for IFR plates and situational awareness. If it is is full sun it will shutdown due to overheat everytime. The sun simply makes it too hot. Of course this has happened on IFR final more than once so now I am very careful about the temp of my iPad before I shoot an approach. Losing your plate and going VFR at the IAF is more than annoying. Its downright dangerous. The only 'saving' grace is that if I was actually in IMC on approach then the iPad would probably work fine as in cloud there is no sun!.I keep hearing about tablets overheating and it is always in reference to iPads. I have never had any of my android tablets overheat. Is it it just an iPad thing?
I used to have the old iPad 'Air' and it never shutdown. However my newer Ipad pro (circa 2015) overtemps a lot. I assume the internals of the 'Pro' are more heat generating than the 'Air'. Larger processor etc?