Greatest Hints: 7 CoPilot Tips To Remember!

Our iOS 7 day sale ends today. To help you decide whether or not to get 10% off our CoPilot Premium apps, we’ll remind you of all that CoPilot has to offer. There are so many great features in your CoPilot app that can help make your navigation guide as personal as possible! We’ve given you some Helpful Hints in the past – here’s a refresher of our most popular tips:

 

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There are plenty of ways to customize CoPilot to your liking but perhaps the best way to showcase your style is choosing the right theme! The easy part is getting there – Head to Settings – > Themes. The hard part is making a choice between our gorgeous themes.

 

 

 

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Our new connection settings feature allows our users to control how much of their data CoPilot uses while helping you navigate the open road. You can manage your Cellular Data Usage by tapping Settings -> Cellular Data Usage

 

 

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In addition to lowering screen brightness and turning off vibrate mode, CoPilot offers a way to help reduce the amount of battery used.

Inside the CoPilot app, you can go to Settings -> Power Saving. Once there, choose a lower setting which will move the map display fewer times per second and help save your battery.

 

 

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If you’re looking to hit the road with multiple destinations, CoPilot’s Trip Optimization feature will help you save time and money no matter how many stops you have.

The Trip Optimization feature allows you to plan for 20 different stops. To add stops  go to Route -> Plan or Edit Trip -> Add Stop.

 

 

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Once you park your car, you can save the location by going to More -> Parking. Once there, simply tap to save this location. You can also leave yourself a note in case you want to remember the price of the garage or what time the meter runs out.

 

 

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Powered by INRIX real-time traffic information, ActiveTraffic™ gives CoPilot users the ability to battle traffic head on with information on the fastest, most efficient routes. Drivers will save time and use less gas, which means saving money! MyCoPilot-> Features & Upgrades to get traffic info and get ahead!

 

 

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You choose the type of vocie you want to hear and you can control how often you hear CoPilot’s spoken directions. You can customize your CoPilot experience even more with our Guidance options.

Head to Settings ->Guidance to get started.

Tackle Game Day Traffic with CoPilot!

Football season is back! Whether it be college or pro, we know many of you are headed to the stadiums to cheer on your favorite team. Face paint? Check. Tailgating must-haves? Check. Traffic? Don’t forget to check!

Use ActiveTraffic™ to make sure you won’t miss any of the action!

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There are over 145 stadiums in the United States, all with their own unique atmosphere. Looking to find the stadium that offers a little more than football? Here’s a list to get you started:

Scenic Sports Spectator:

If you’re nice or nautical, try “sailgating” at Husky Stadium. If boats aren’t your thing, head to the CenturyLink Stadium to catch the SeaHawks play. This Seattle staple is home to over 30 craft beers so if you’re not enjoying the game, you can at least enjoy a variety of beer.

Foodie Football Fans:

Surprisingly, the same place that you can find an authentic Philly cheesesteak is the same stadium PETA touts as the #1 most vegetarian friendly stadium. Lincoln Financial Field offers up great local cuisine from the city of Brotherly Love including soft, warm donuts by neighborhood favorite Federal Donuts.

Preservers of Pigskin Past:

If you’re looking to get some history out of your football experience, why not head to the Superdome in New Orleans? This place has hosted more Super Bowls than any other stadium and is surrounded by a city rich in culture and American history. Or you could catch a game at High Points Solution Stadium at Rutgers University, the birthplace of college football.

No matter which Gridiron Gang you belong to, we hope you make it to and from the stadium with ease. Enjoy the game!

-Team CoPilot

Back To School: Tech Tips for Dorm Living

Now that you’re out on your own, you’re quickly realizing just how much things cost. It’s easy to take for granted simple things from your parents house but if you have a smartphone or a tablet, simple tricks can help you avoid spending money for the simpler pleasures in life.

No need for expensive speakers!  Stick your smartphone inside an empty glass or plastic bottle to blast tunes during a study break.

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No TV? No worries! Use 3M hooks to mount a smartphone or tablet. It’s not the same as 72” screen but it gets the job done.3m tablet mount

Ebooks over Textbooks! Check and see if your 1,000 page textbook is available in e-book form. It’ll not only save you time but also keep you from lugging around huge books from class to class.

EReader-books-FeaturedAnd don’t forget this tried and true testament to laziness for your dorm room desk. You’re welcome.

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And if you’re still strapped for cash, win an iTunes gift card with our Instagram contest. Details here.

Have a great school year!

Helpful Hint: Which Theme Are You?

IMG_1801There are plenty of ways to customize CoPilot to your liking but perhaps the best way to showcase your style is choosing the right theme! The easy part is getting there – Head to Settings – > Themes. The hard part is making a choice between our gorgeous themes.  We might be able to help!

 

Take this simple quiz to find out which theme is right for you!

 

Besides CoPilot of course, the app you use the most is:

A)  QR Barcode Scanner

B) Twitter, FB, Tumblr..hold on let me update my status that I’m taking this quiz.

C) HuffPo or CNN

D) Plants vs Zombies

 

The one show you absolutely cannot miss is:

A) Mythbusters

B) Real Housewives of Anywhere

C) Our America with Lisa Ling

D) The Walking Dead

 

It’s the weekend! We can find you at:

A) Home.

B)  A party!

C) Book Club

D) Walking my neighborhood…in costume.

 

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CoPilot Instagram Contest: #copilotforcoeds

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Heading back to school can be overwhelming. In addition to books, laptops and Ramen noodles, you’ll need to budget your money for the things you really need – like apps! Luckily for you, we’ve got an easy way for you to grab an iTunes giftcard to get some great apps that can help you adjust to campus life.

 

 

instagramHere’s how to win:

1. Follow CoPilot on Instagram

2. Upload a picture of you headed back to school. A comically packed car, a before and after of your dorm room or the prettiest place on campus! Just make sure to use the hashtag: #copilotforcoeds

3. The winner will be announced on September 3rd. You can enter as many times as you’d like with as many different  photos as you want!

 

 

 

Good luck! We can’t wait to see which filters you choose!  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

New School, New Town, Same CoPilot

Get ready to get ahead with CoPilot! Back to school doesn’t have to be stressful when you use our feature-rich app to find all the hidden places on campus that you’ll soon call home. Here’s how to make CoPilot work for you this fall:

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Once you navigate your way to class, be sure to save the building in your favorites. This will help you avoid typing the address in all over again.

 

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You’re not always going to use that meal plan and luckily for you, CoPilot offers POIs and searches powered by Yelp to help you find some great fare. Use our POIs to find movie theaters, stores and if you’re feeling really studious, a library!

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CoPilot lets you enter multiple destinations with our Trip Optimization feature which will get you from class to class without getting lost.

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You don’t need your parents calling you every time you go over your data limit! Take charge of your own destiny…and data usage. You can select when and for what CoPilot uses your data.

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The best way to make a new friend? Common interests, of course! Share where you are with CoPilot’s Social Sharing and see who frequents the same spots as you. Bond over school spirit at your college’s student store or find a workout pal at the gym!

Helpful Hint: A Way Out Of Any Traffic Jam

active traffic mapPowered by INRIX real-time traffic information, ActiveTraffic™ gives CoPilot users the ability to battle traffic head on with information on the fastest, most efficient routes. Drivers will save time and use less gas, which means saving money! Whether commuting to work, running an errand or on a weekend getaway, every driver will appreciate a stress free trip with less time spent in traffic. Find out how to get your ActiveTraffic here.

 

 Before you head out on the road, make sure to check the ActiveTraffic map. The map will outline your route, show you the traffic nearby and display your current delay. If you think you may want to try your luck on a different course, just tap the Alternate Route option at the bottom of the screen.

 Want to learn all the ways this feature can help you navigate? Check out our video:

 

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12 Destinations for Last Minute Summer Travel

As much as it pains us to say this, summer is coming to a close. Thankfully, you can still take advantage of our sale until August 11th.

 

Not sure where to spend the last dog days of summer? Let us give you a few ideas.

Beach goers:

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Outer Banks, NC

Myrtle Beach, SC

Key West, FL

City dwellers:

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Chicago, IL

Nashville, TN

Washington, DC

 

Road warriors:

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Route 66

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Pacific Coast Highway

Mountain Men (and Women):

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Sunday River Resort, ME

The Poconos, PA

Vancouver Island Range, BC

For whatever type of traveler you are, CoPilot can get you to summer fun safely and quickly.

Helpful Hint: CoPilot Gives You Guidance

guidance iconWhether they intend to be or not, GPS voice guided directions are always a source of entertainment.

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Dave Matthews GPS.
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If you’re interested in a more traditional voice-guided system, CoPilot’s got you covered.  You choose the type of vocie you want to hear and you can control how often you hear CoPilot’s spoken directions. You can customize your CoPilot experience even more with our Guidance options.

Head to Settings ->Guidance to get started.

 You can choose how close to the turn you receive spoken instructions, enable background voice instructions when you are using other apps or listening to music and choose how close to a turn the “turn now” instruction is spoken.

Please make sure to choose your guidance preferences before you start navigating.

Safe travels!

Don’t forget: Our Summer Sale is on now as well as our Summer Sweepstakes!

Survive Amusement Park Adventures with CoPilot!

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Warm weather leads to outdoor fun and what’s a better way to spend your day then riding roller coasters? Amusement Parks can be an overwhelming place but with your CoPilot app and a few of our tips, we think you can get a pretty good handle on this massive carnival.

weather screenshotCheck the weather: Use CoPilot to check the weather before you leave, that way you can dress accordingly. It’s always a good idea to bring layers in case the weather changes once you arrive.

Park Smart: CoPilot can help you remember where you park, a feature that comes in handy after hours upon hours of being out in a crowd and in the sun.

Charging Case: Along with using CoPilot’s power saving mode, it may be worth it to invest in a case that protects and charges your phone if you’re going to be out of the house for hours at a time.

Waterproof your device…sorta: Keep your phone in a clear, plastic zip lock bag to ensure that it won’t get too wet when you’re on a water ride.

Map out the park: You know how to navigate, you use CoPilot after all! It’s easier to know where you’re headed before you get there and it saves time too! Another useful hint: Start at the back of the park and work your way to the front. Most parkgoers will start at the first ride they see which leads to long wait times for you!

Always pick a spot to meet: If anyone from your group should get lost, make sure to designate a place to meet.

And most importantly, remember to have fun!