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

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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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:

 

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!

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Helpful Hint: Cellular Data Usage

In a world where we can stream movies and music straight to our devices, data usage has become a concern for many users.

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We understand that data is a precious commodity among smartphone users. Here at CoPilot, we want you to be able to watch that really cute cat video on YouTube without worrying about our app contributing to your data decrease. 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. Once there, you’ll have the option of enabling your treasurable data only for the services you wish to use. Please remember, when downloading our maps always connect to a WiFi network to avoid data charges.

 

Need more ways to minimize data? Check out CNET’s HowTo to help manage your data.

 

 

 

Helpful Hint: CoPilot Saves Your (Battery) Life!

With any smartphone or tablet, battery life is a hot commodity meant to be rationed by any means necessary. Rest assured, CoPilot users, we know and understand this logic and have given you a way to save on power while navigating. 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 and choose 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 using CoPilot in the car, it’s best to keep a car charger handy too. Need more ways to save battery? Check out this video by MinuteHacks:

Be A Greener Driver On Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Today is a great day to become aware of your carbon footprint and how you can help alleviate the waste you contribute to the planet. CoPilot can help you conserve fuel as well as time.

Check your tires: Properly inflated tires can improve your car’s overall fuel efficiency.

Drive less with Trip Optimization: Try bundling errands together to reduce how far you need to travel. Going back-and-forth to the same part of town on different days to run errands uses more gas than if you planned and did everything in the same area all at once.

You’ve Got Options: Walk, bike, ride the bus or carpool. CoPilot lets you change your method of travel so no matter what you can still get the same directions while being environmentally conscience.

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Lessen Your Load: Don’t carry too much weight in your trunk and remove your car’s roofrack when not in use. This will decrease the amount of fuel being used.

Optimize your speed: You will consume up to 25% less fuel if you drive no more than 90 MPH. Our Speed Limit feature allows you to receive an audible warning when you reach or exceed the speed limit by whatever amount of MPH you set.

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Plan Ahead: Whenever possible only drive during non-peak hours.

Obey The Rules: Don’t be an aggressive driver. Studies show that fast starts, weaving in and out of traffic, and accelerating to and from a stop sign or traffic light don’t save much time, but do waste fuel.

 

These are just a few of the many ways that we can help reduce our carbon footprints as drivers. Got any more ideas? Leave them in the comments!

 

 

Find Your Way To Beautiful Gardens This Spring

Spring has come at last and with it- flowers! Take in the beautiful sights of the season by finding some of the most breathtaking gardens right around you.

CoPilot POIs can tell you what’s nearby and how to get there easily.

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Why not trek to Portland, OR – the official “City of Roses”? Portland is home to the International Rose Test Garden with over 550 different varieties of the flower.

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Check out some more beautiful gardens from all around the world in the gallery below

 

 

 

Helpful Hint: Trip Optimization

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.

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The Trip Optimization feature allows you to plan for 20 different stops which is especially helpful if you’ve volunteered to chauffer your friends to college open houses this weekend. Continue reading