Infinite Flight shouldn’t crash because of the high-resolution scenery, since you have already flown with the scenery before the update. (Unless you have thought of flying all around the places without the global scenery).
Ultra Long Haul flights^ Since all the routes are nearly antipodal they used to pass through regions with and without 15m. Now they only go through regions with it so that could be putting more strain on the device.
Your device could just be timing out, where the screen goes black and apps are set to running in the background. If IF runs in the background to long, it quits the flight. You can change this in settings so the iPad doesn’t Time Out while running IF. Or just plug your device in.
You can google “how to change screen timeout settings” and add your current software version, that should help. I have an iPad 17 so I really can’t help with the actual iPad settings because the iPads are years apart.
IF and IFA, I don’t have anything else on the device (even photos, emails, etc). It’ll heat up if I turn up the brightness or look at the terrain for awhile. It’ll cool back down if I do the opposite. When I leave it for hours I make sure it’s optimized.
I always have the time in the sim match my local time. I.e if it’s night for me, I make it night wherever the aircraft is. That’s to avoid messing with my circadian rhythm.
OK. I’d strongly recommend not using IFA for your ULH. IFA also states not to use it in low-power-mode.
So, when you looking at the terrain, it gets loaded. Again, I’d strongly recommend following the night settings and floor view I mentioned earlier (after you get to cruise) for best results, and hopefully no more crashing for you. I know it’s unfortunate, but this is probably what you’ll have to do as you have a much older device.
One additional thing that hasn’t been mentioned yet, also try keeping your iPad volume down to a minimum during cruise. Your battery will thank you.
This used to be my device (Ipad mini 2), I had the same amount of gigs as you did.
My device would crash a lot even before 19.3 came out. To fix this, I would put all graphics on low etc, and make sure to leave about 4 gigs of extra space on your device. This often helps to talk from expereince. I would recommend checking out this;
As if you’re planning to upgrade your device, here is a list and description containing which device is best for IF.
I pretty much optimized what the device was capable of. I gave it 10GB of free space and had everything on the most efficient settings. Before 19.3 this meant I could consistently complete flights that were over 20hrs. I suspect the global 15m tipped it over the edge unfortunately.
During the flight that departed yesterday from NZAA for EGLL, IF crashed on short final after ~20.3hrs total time…