I have know had the iPad mini 4 (2gb ram) for a long time, nearly 6 years. I have used it at high graphics etc since. However, after this update I put everything on low as I am scared that it will crash. I am not sure how much to trust my device. The “low” settings are horrible. One of the reasons I am playing IF is because of the graphics and textures of airports / planes, however I don’t want to dismiss this feature because of my fear. Shall I trust my device? Is it getting old? When will I need a new device?
Yes unfortunately it is becoming old
You might as well try the new update with the graphics up. If it crashes then you will know it cannot handle it. :)
My iPad Air 2 is old too, but it can manage high graphic settings and anti-aliasing; I just have to limit frame rates. I believe the iPad Mini 4 is a capable device, just don’t expect a smooth experience at all time as the Mini 4 isn’t the latest device.
Sure, thanks, what does anti-aliasing exactly do? Just wondering?
It smooths edges on a 3d model. So with aliasing on, an engine cowling would look “more round”, or a wing will have smoother edges.
My settings on the iPad mini 4 are medium. Anti-aliasing is on, but so is “limit frame rate”. Depending on traffic levels (especially when arriving at my destination), I will adjust my airplane count to very high (if there’s like 2 planes) or low (if there’s 7 or more planes).
I also restart the iPad before every flight, and since it’s old, the device is pretty much only used for IF. The iPad mini 4 is still ok for now the graphics settings I have for it make it work ok, but I am thinking about upgrading “soon”;)
It only really gets laggy if you fly any aircraft with live cockpit, and that’s just something you’ll have to deal with.
If you’re scared about it crashing, just test it out one day. Go into a flight expecting it to crash. Start with all your settings up, and gradually reduce them one by one until you can complete a flight between two moderately busy airports without it crashing. In terms of turning down settings, I like to start with the aircraft count personally, but start with whatever you think you’ll notice the least.
Well, I use one and it works just fine for me. An upgrade would be nice but this does for now
I keep my setting on high on my Mini 4 and it works perfectly! Slowed down a bit after 20.1 but only in the busy airspace’s and I think it may be because there were so many people there
I’ve been using my iPad Air 2 for about 4-5 years now. Though a bit laggy, it’s still great to fly with!
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