In the latest version of iOS (8.4), Apple fixed an issue that caused many external bluetooth GPS devices not to function properly with most apps on the iPhone and iPad.
This affected most bluetooth GPS devices from all brands, including Bad Elf, Garmin GLO, and Dual XGPS. To read more about this issue, check out the ‘cleared to upgrade‘ blog post from Bad Elf. If you rely on one of these devices, you might want to follow their new program, where they will test all new iOS releases on most devices and post if it is safe to upgrade.
Many of you have emailed us about this problem, and we are glad to say iOS 8.4 should fix it entirely.
To update to iOS 8.4, use the Settings app:
- Open the Settings app on your device
- Tap General
- Tap Software Update
- Tap Download and install