Users with an Existing Account
If you already have an account with OpenAPRS, whether verified or not you DO NOT need to pay to verify your account if you have purchased our Apple OpenAPRS app for iPhone or iPad. If you already have an existing account, in the app press the signup tab and type in your current account information (including your existing password) and press the signup tab. If you have entered your existing OpenAPRS account information in correctly the system will match your username and password to your account already on our servers and convert (auto verify) your account for use with OpenAPRS for iPhone/iPad for free.
If you have difficulty getting your account converted for use with OpenAPRS please contact us using the link above and let us know you purchased OpenAPRS for iPhone/iPad and you are having troubles getting your account converted via Signup.
Background Support and Battery Life
You do not need to completely close OpenAPRS for iPhone to save battery life. In order to stop beaconing and turn off the GPS while the app is in the background, from the Map tab press the Settings button then press the BCON button until the BCON light has turned off. Now when the app goes to the background (i.e. you press the Home button) it will not leave the GPS on or attempt to beacon and will perform like any other dormant app in the background saving battery life.
OpenAPRS xL for iPad
With the release of the new Apple iPad we have also released a special version of OpenAPRS called OpenAPRS xL that takes advantage of the iPads new capabilities.
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