First, I’m flying an iPad Pro running iOS version 12.0.1. I restart the iPad before the start of each flight, never close the app during a flight, don’t run any other apps during the flight and keep it plugged in.
Now to the meat of things: I was 8 hours into a 15 hour flight today and lost connection to the Live Server after receiving an AirDrop prompt from my neighbor. I closed the prompt and Infinite Flight went to the pause screen. After tapping, “Resume”, it took me back into my flight and the Live Server was in, “Disconnected” status.
After giving it an hour to see if it corrected itself, I put the iPad into Airplane mode, verified all settings in IF and disconnected and reconnected to the WiFi. My WiFi is solid. It’s a 350 mbps connection, run through a Cisco switch with all the latest and greatest security. I wouldn’t be so “technical”, but I’ve seen other posts regarding this issue that were cancelled out and closed with the reply, “Internet problems”. I don’t have internet problems, and suspect this is a bug.
Further, this has happened before when I am prompted on my iPad from other things outside the app, i.e. battery low prompt (which is why I keep it plugged in now), mail alerts and now AirDrop alerts.
Please let me know if there are known workarounds for this issue. It’s pretty upsetting to be in hour 8 of a 15 hour flight just to be disconnected and not get credit for the time.