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Is It Possible To Have SkySafari 6 Pro Remain Active As A Background App On iOS? (Answer: Read On!)

Hi, I wasn't able to find an answer to this on your forum or other docs. I'm finding that the SkyPortal ios app disconnects from my Celestron Evo mount if the app is moved to the background in my iphone (i.e. I switch to a different app). If hand controller slewing is used while the app is disconnected, then the mount loses tracking until I switch back to the SkyPortal app and reconnect.

Does SkySafari behave the same? Or does it remain connected even if another app is opened?

I believe there is an option for ios to have an app remain active, while in the background, for a limited time. I find that the wifi connection remains stable, even if the app is in the background, although wifi will disconnect if the phone goes into lock mode.

iphone 11 pro (ios 14.0.1, same with ios 13.xx)
Celestron Evolution mount (latest generation wifi board, most recent firmware)


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    Keiron Smith

    Hi Nick, 

    In SkySafari Settings > Appearance & Behavior > Prevent Sleep > Enable

    I'm not sure about the iOS options to have an app remain active in the background.  Please let us know what you discover.


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