At Bad Elf, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to our customers. One of the strengths of the app-based innovation on iOS is the speed at which updates are made to the hardware, operating system, and apps. These updates improve design, functionality, and security. However, the pace of updates adds some complexity and risk for customers using these solutions in mission-critical environments where downtime is not an option.

 

 

 

  • Date Released: September 17th, 2018
  • Notes: We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and survey/GIS.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: July 9th, 2018
  • Notes: We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and survey/GIS.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: May 29th, 2018
  • Notes: We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and survey/GIS.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: March 29th, 2018
  • Notes: We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and survey/GIS.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released:  February 19th, 2018
  • Notes: This release addresses the incompatibility issue users of the Original Elf (BE-GPS-1000) experienced in iOS releases 11.2.1 through 11.2.5
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released:  January 23rd, 2018
  • Notes: Release exhibits the same behavior as v11.2.1 - Users of the Original Bad Elf for the Dock Connector in conjunction with an Apple 30 pin to Lightning adapter are encouraged to not update.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with the other Bad Elf accessories; Bad Elf GPS for the lightning connector, Bad Elf GPS Pro, Bad Elf GPS Pro+, and Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor

 

  • Date Released:  January 8th, 2018
  • Notes: Release exhibits the same behavior as v11.2.1 - Users of the Original Bad Elf for the Dock Connector in conjunction with an Apple 30 pin to Lightning adapter are encouraged to not update.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with the other Bad Elf accessories; Bad Elf GPS for the lightning connector, Bad Elf GPS Pro, Bad Elf GPS Pro+, and Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor

 

  • Date Released:  December 13th, 2017
  • Notes: A compatibility issue existed between the Direct Connect Elf for the Lightning Connector (BE-GPS-1008) and apps receiving data through location services. In further testing, a similar problem was found to extend to the original Elf for the Dock Connector (BE-GPS-1000) when used in conjunction with an Apple Adapter.  This issue is apparent on all devices running iOS 11.2.1.  
  • For owners of the Direct Connect Elf for the Lightning Connector (BE-GPS-1008) Our engineers have been able to implement a fix for the incompatibility found with iOS 11.2.1. A firmware update, v1.0.24, is available via the Bad Elf app. You can find instructions to help you through the update process here.
  • For owners of the Original Bad Elf Dock Connector (BE-GPS-1000) NOTICE: Do not update beyond 11.2. Unfortunately, the mechanism allowing the patch on the Lightning model doesn't exist on the earlier Elf. Any correction to the incompatibility will have to occur in the operating system. If you have updated your Apple device resulting in the inability to use your Elf, we are willing to address any specific situations on a case by case basis. Just contact our support team.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with the other Bad Elf accessories; Bad Elf GPS Pro, Bad Elf GPS Pro+, and Bad Elf GNSS Surveyor

 

  • Date Released:  December 2nd, 2017
  • Status:

    Testing for this update was not completed at the time of the subsequent update, 11.2.1.

 

  • Date Released:  November 16th, 2017
  • Notes: We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and survey/GIS.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released:  November 9th, 2017
  • Notes: We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and survey/GIS.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released:  October 30th, 2017
  • Notes:  This iOS version introduces over 70 new emojis along with numerous bug fixes 
  • Status:  TESTING COMPLETE: We're happy to report this release clears up the previously reported issue found in earlier iOS 11 versions.

 

  • Date Released:  October 11th, 2017
  • Notes: Assorted Bug Fixes
  • Status: Testing complete: same status and open issues as 11, 11.0.1, and 11.0.2 below.

 

  • Date Released:  October 3rd, 2017
  • Notes: Assorted Bug Fixes
  • Status: Testing complete: same status and open issues as 11 and 11.0.1 below.

 

 

 

  • Date Released:  July 19th, 2017
  • Notes: Minor release addressing security concerns
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released:  May 15th, 2017
  • Notes: We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and survey/GIS.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released:  April 3rd, 2017
  • Notes: Most notably a WiFi Security Patch as well as addressing a separate issue affecting the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5C.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released:  March 27th, 2017
  • Notes: Apple is addressing a number of security issues and bug fixes with this update. You can find the release notes here.
  • Status:

    Testing incomplete at the time of the subsequent release, 10.3.1.

 

  • Date Released:  January 23rd, 2017
  • Notes: Apple is addressing a number of security issues and bug fixes with this update. You can find the release notes here.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released:  December 12th, 2016
  • Notes:  Variety of new features and fixes, most notably over 100 new Emoji have been added and a fix described as follows: "Improves Bluetooth performance and connectivity with 3rd party accessories"
  • Status:  Preliminary testing shows that there are no known issues in relation to compatibility with the Bad Elf. The limitation that was found with earlier issues of iOS 10 appears to have been resolved.

 

  • Date Released: October 31, 2016
  • Notes: This update specifically fixes an issue where Health data could not be viewed for some users.
  • Status: After several customer reports, we've verified that there is an issue preventing more than two devices running iOS 10 from connecting simultaneously to a single Bad Elf GPS receiver. This affects all of our Bluetooth GPS receivers, as well as those from other manufacturers. You can read more via our blog post (October 13).

 

  • Date Released:  September 24, 2016
  • Notes: This update includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.
  • Status: After several customer reports, we've verified that there is an issue preventing more than two devices running iOS 10 from connecting simultaneously to a single Bad Elf GPS receiver. This affects all of our Bluetooth GPS receivers, as well as those from other manufacturers. You can read more via our blog post (October 13).

 

  • Date Released:  September 23, 2016
  • Notes: This update includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.  We are not aware of any fixes specifically for accessories or location-based apps.
  • Status: After several customer reports, we've verified that there is an issue preventing more than two devices running iOS 10 from connecting simultaneously to a single Bad Elf GPS receiver. This affects all of our Bluetooth GPS receivers, as well as those from other manufacturers. You can read more via our blog post (October 13).

 

  • Date Released:  September 13, 2016
  • Notes: This update includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.  We are not aware of any fixes specifically for accessories or location-based apps.
  • Status: After several customer reports, we've verified that there is an issue preventing more than two devices running iOS 10 from connecting simultaneously to a single Bad Elf GPS receiver. This affects all of our Bluetooth GPS receivers, as well as those from other manufacturers. You can read more via our blog post (October 13).

 

  • Date Released: August 25th, 2016
  • Notes: This update includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad. We are not aware of any fixes specifically for accessories or location-based apps.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: August 4th, 2016
  • Notes: This update includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad. We are not aware of any fixes specifically for accessories or location-based apps.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: July 18th, 2016
  • Notes: This update includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad. We are not aware of any fixes specifically for accessories or location-based apps.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: May 16th, 2016
  • Notes: This minor update includes Bluetooth audio fixes, bug fixes, and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: March 31st, 2016
  • Notes: This minor update fixes an issue that caused apps to be unresponsive after tapping on links in Safari and other apps.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: March 21st, 2016
  • Notes: This update includes updates for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch gaining improvements to Notes, News, Health, Apple Music and a new feature called Night Shift that may help you get a better night's sleep by shifting the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum at night. This release also includes additional improvements and bug fixes.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: December 8th, 2015
  • Notes: This update includes improvements to Safari including an improved Safari View Controller for viewing websites within apps and easily dismissing them afterwards, the addition of Arabic language support with Siri voice assistant for the first time, and more.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: October 21st, 2015
  • Notes: This update was released with new features, improvements, and bug fixes including Live Photos intelligently sensing when you raise or lower your iPhone, and over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: September 30th, 2015
  • Notes: WThis minor update was released with a fix that prevented iMessage activation for some users, iCloud backup, improved stability of Podcasts, and more.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: September 23rd, 2015
  • Notes:This minor update was released with fixes where some users could not complete setup assistant after updating, alarm bugs, and more.We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and survey/GIS.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: September 16th, 2015
  • Notes: We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and survey/GIS.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: August 13th, 2015
  • Notes: We’ve completed a full test pass against this release, and have found it to be stable with Bad Elf products and common apps used in aviation, marine, and survey/GIS.
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: June 30th, 2015
  • Notes: This release fixed the iOS bug affecting most external GPS receivers, and we highly recommend upgrading to this version if you haven't already. You can read more in this blog post
  • Status: No known compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

 

  • Date Released: April 8th, 2015
  • Notes: DO NOT INSTALL iOS 8.3. This update introduced a bug that prevents GPS data from flowing from most external GPS receivers. We alerted our customers via our mailing list and social media within 48hrs. You can read more via our blog posts (April 10, April 25, and May 20).
  • Status: Resolved in iOS 8.4 update (see above)

 

  • Date Released: March 9th, 2015
  • Notes: This iOS version is generally stable, but still suffers from some of the bugs affecting all Bluetooth accessories since the release of iOS 8.0.
  • Status: No critical compatibility issues with Bad Elf accessories.

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