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DJI Mini 3 App (Read This Before Downloading)

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So you just got the new DJI Mini 3 and need the DJI Fly app. The latest app version for both iOS and Android (V.1.10.0) also brings several new features to the Mini 3.

This app is the key to unlocking the full potential of your drone and taking your aerial photography to new heights.

But before you download the DJI Fly App, here are a few things you should know.

DJI Fly app for DJI Mini 3: An Overview #

The DJI Fly app has a beautiful user-friendly interface that allows both old and new users to easily navigate the various settings and features and make custom adjustments to fit their tastes and goals.

Here are some of the key features of the DJI Fly app.

Drone (flight) control #

The DJI Fly app allows users to control and fly their drones using their phones, whether Android or Apple.

It provides users with a range of control settings, alert prompts, flight modes, and ActiveTrack, one of the most exciting features of the DJI Fly app.

Select a specific path for the drone to follow, which will automatically fly along that path. This is particularly useful for capturing aerial footage of landscapes or buildings.

The DJI Fly app should pop up on your phone screen once you connect to your remote controller (while the controller is switched on). If not, quickly scroll to the icon on your phone and open it up.

At the bottom of your screen are icons that allow you to access the photo/video album, your profile, and, SkyPixel, an online photography community where people share their artwork and photos.

Lastly, you have the connect aircraft icon, which will display whichever drone you have connected at the time.

At the top of your screen, to the left, you have the location icon, which you can tap to view your current location using the map and check for useful location information.

To the top right, you have the book icon, which takes you to various tutorial videos and the user manual for your drone.

Once you’re connected to your drone, the “Connect Aicraft” icon should switch to “Go Fly.” Click that, and it takes you to your command center.

From here, you have a drone-eye view and access to all the settings, flight modes, and intelligent modes your drone has available.

At the top of your command screen from left to right, you have icons showing the flight mode your drone is flying in, your Aircraft Status bar (this will give you prompts on aircraft safety, calibration issues, and more), battery life, GPS satellites, and the menu icon for your settings.

At the bottom are key parameters such as your altitude, distance from the controller, memory space (be it internal or SD card), exposure value, and camera settings.

Camera control #

The DJI Fly app gives users full control over their drone’s camera settings, including exposure, ISO, and shutter speed.

It also allows users to capture photos and videos using their mobile devices and to preview their footage in real-time.

That’s not all, though! The DJI Fly app also has a feature called QuickShots, which allows you to capture professional-quality footage with just a few taps on your phone.

There are several QuickShot modes to choose from, including Dronie, Rocket, Circle, and Helix. Each mode is designed to capture different types of footage, giving your videos a professional look and feel.

The DJI Fly app also allows users to plan and customize their drone’s flight path using waypoints. This feature is particularly useful for aerial photography and mapping applications.

Flight safety #

The DJI Fly app has a built-in safety feature that gives users real-time information about their drone’s flight status, including battery level, GPS signal, and altitude.

It also alerts users to any potential safety risks, such as low battery levels or obstacles in the drone’s path.

If your drone has obstacle avoidance sensors, you can set how it responds to obstacles, whether brakes or avoids (bypasses).

For smoother flying and minimizing glitchy shots/images, we advise setting obstacle avoidance to Brake instead of Bypass.

DJI drones notoriously have less stable and glitchier images/videos when obstacle avoidance is set to Bypass.

The Bypass option is better when you’re tracking in congested areas and not too bothered about the cinematic side of things.

You can also set the Return to Home parameters. The RTH altitude is crucial to ensure your aircraft will fly safely and stably when it returns home.

Before setting the return to home altitude, we advise you to look around your surroundings to see the highest obstacle and set the drone to return higher (around 10m) than that obstacle.

By default, the drone is set to return to home at an altitude of 30m, but you can set it to be anywhere between 20 and 120m.** **

DJI Mini 3 app compatibility #

The DJI Fly app is available for iOS and Android devices. While it’s in the App Store for iOS devices, you must go to the DJI website to download the app for Android devices.

V 1.10.0 requires Android 7.0 or above and Requires iOS 11.0 or above.

You will need to create a DJI account to use the app. Once you’ve downloaded the app, connect your drone to your device using Wi-Fi.

This is a straightforward process, and the app will guide you through it.

Note: For download on Apple devices, the version found on the app store is compatible with iPhone 11-14 (all variants included) only; for older versions, follow the link here. Android users can download the app by following the link here.

Once your device is connected to the drone, the app will give you access to a range of features, including live video streaming, camera control, and flight control.

You can use the app to adjust camera settings, such as white balance, ISO, and exposure, and to control the drone’s movements.

DJI Mini 3 app frequent updates and new features #

The DJI Fly app lets users update their drone’s firmware directly from their mobile devices. This ensures that the drone is always up-to-date and equipped with the latest features and safety improvements.

Ensure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection when using the app to control the drone and receive live video footage without any lag.

Regarding the latest firmware updates over the past two years, DJI has updated the Fly app from version 1.9.5 to version 1.9.8 to the latest version, 1.10.0.

The upgrades initially came in conjunction with the release of new accessories for the Avata FPV drone, Integra goggles, and RC Motion 2 joystick, and added support for these accessories.

Now DJI has gone an even extra step by adding the Mavic 3 series and the Mini 3 Pro drones to the list of drones compatible with the DJI Goggles, DJI Goggles Integra, and RC Motion 2.

DJI Goggles Integra and RC Motion 2 are the latest ways to interact with Avata, DJI’s impressive ready-to-fly palm-sized FPV drone.

These products are now compatible with the DJI Mavic 3 and Mini 3 Pro.

This new update gives DJI Mavic 3 and Mini 3 Pro users a feeling of what it’s like to fly an FPV drone and, at the very least, provides a different, exciting flying experience.

These two products can only be used in conjunction with one another. The DJI remote controllers will not work with the DJI Goggles or Goggles Integra.

They only work with the RC Motion 2.

DJI Fly v1.10.0 makes the DJI Mavic 3 series and Mini 3 Pro drones compatible with these products and supports streaming the live view of the goggles directly from the DJI Fly app.

DJI Fly firmware updates are simple and aim to improve users’ drone flying experience, but they can sometimes be tricky.

Users have complained about errors/issues popping up while updating or immediately after.

Here are a few tips to help ensure you have a smooth update process:

  • Ensure your drone and controller batteries are fully charged before starting the update (have at least 70 percent charge each).

  • Make sure the drone and remote are connected/linked and that your mobile device is connected to a reliable Wi-Fi service or that your mobile network provider has strong enough service and that you have sufficient data for the download and update.

  • The DJI Fly app should automatically indicate to the top left of your homepage when there is an available update. To begin, click on the “Start Update” prompt.

  • Leave the app and your drone on until the drone restarts automatically. Once this is complete, a prompt on the homepage of the DJI Fly app should indicate that the firmware is up to date, and then you are safe to fly.

For more tips on dealing with DJI Fly-related issues, check out our article on the matter here.

Conclusion #

DJI Fly is a brilliant user-friendly app that gives you access to a range of features to help you get the most out of your Mini 3, including camera control, flight control, automatic flight paths, QuickShots, and safety features.

With the app, you can take your drone flight to the next level and capture stunning aerial footage that will leave your friends and family in awe.


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