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How to Factory Reset DJI Avata (Step-by-Step Guide)

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Those of us who have had DJI drones in the past and present are aware that, typically there is an option to return those aircraft to their factory status.

When we turn our attention to the DJI Avata, there is no such option, as of now, and more likely than not, there won’t be one. To be perfectly clear, there is no Factory Reset option for the DJI Avata.

How do I know this? Well, I asked DJI about it. I took the time to sit in the call cue and waited, listening to that dreadful music DJI has had forever.

Hey, DJI, can we please get some different hold music?

When I did get someone on the phone, and asked them just how one would reset the DJI Avata to its factory state. This answer was short and sweet. You can’t!

Eek! Here’s how they put it.

The DJI Avata ties to multiple other pieces of equipment such as the:

  • Goggles 2
  • Integra Goggles
  • V2 Goggles
  • Motion Controller
  • Motion Controller 2
  • FPV Controller 2

Oh, my goodness, right?!

It simply wasn’t possible to make the Avata in the programming to be able to go back to a Factory Status.

That does make sense; there’s just so much going on inside that little flyer, and if you’ve ever found yourself with non-compatible firmware, it’s usually because one of those devices isn’t updated.

It is also for this reason that you should make sure that all the tied-together components are always updated.

Wait, though, when I am perusing the menu in my goggles, I see an option for resetting something. So, what does that option do?

In this case, that reset option is for the camera settings and will reset those settings to the default state. Nothing more.

Why would I want to reset my Avata? #

Now, why would you want to reset the Avata? One of the reasons for doing so could be that you have grown tired of it and are looking to sell it. I know that’s not very likely.

That is, however, one of the main reasons for one’s interest in doing a Factory reset.

The other is that there’s some issue with the firmware. For that you only need to update or reinstall the current firmware and any issue should be resolved.

Now we are also looking at older drone systems when we’re looking to do that.

The Avata, though, is pretty state-of-the-art, even by DJI’s standards. In this case, it’s also not a step you need to take.

Once the Avata has been tied to an account, it’s tied to that account.

Similar to what we see Google doing with its account structure, also in the ever-changing world of drones, things have changed again.

What you really need to do is unbind the Avata from your account, and that way, someone else could then bind it to their account.

Of course, we’ll still look into the option of a reset in the goggles menu. That way, if you have made some unwanted adjustments to the camera, we can get you back to the default settings.

Before we do that, let’s look into that unbinding from your account thing.

How to unbind DJI Avata from your account #

When looking to unbind the DJI Avata, we will be using the DJI Fly app to do so. In order to start that process, you will need to be connected to an internet source.

In the same location I found this information, DJI has left this statement:

“Please note that the DJI Avata and the DJI FPV Remote Controller 2 cannot be reset to their Factory Settings. We apologize.”

That pretty much clinches it for us then, doesn’t it.

To unbind the drone from your account, you must use the DJI Fly app. Ensure that the device is connected to the internet and follow this path for unbinding:

Profile > Device Management > Account and Device > Remove device from account.

Here’s the same thing, step by step:

  1. Start by opening the DJI fly app and selecting profile.
  1. Next, select Device Management.
  1. This will open the Device Management page
  2. From here, select Remove Device from Account. As you can see here, this is my Mavic 3. This would be the same process for any of DJI’s aircraft and unbinding from your DJI Account, the Avata included. This will then open the following page.
  1. Be sure to scroll down and read the Device Binding information that is being provided.

This is the second to last page for this process and by clicking next, you will have one more chance to reconsider and would be able to go back if you do not want to proceed.

  1. By clicking confirm, your device will no longer be tied to your account, and the process is complete. You can, of course, always rebind the aircraft to account if you decide to. You may also unbind the controller by following the same process.

That’s all there is to it. Not too bad, huh?

How to Reset Avata Camera Settings #

Back to the reset we find in the goggles camera menu.

As I stated above, this reset is only for setting the camera settings back to the original default setting and no more.

However, if you’ve tinkered with those settings and just want to start fresh, this is the easiest way to go about it.

  1. In the goggles menu, select camera.
  2. Then scroll down to the bottom of the menu page and select Reset Camera Parameters.
  3. Once you click on this, all camera settings will return to their default state. I would have liked to show this. Due to the goggles not being able to record when changing the camera settings, I was unable to get any visuals of this.

Although we may not have a back-to-factory-settings reset for the DJI Avata, there is a very good reason that this is the case.

We do have the ability to unbind it from your account.

This could come in handy if you want to have someone else use your aircraft and they want those flights to reflect on their account log or if you are looking to resell your Avata.

Another good reason for wanting to be able to unbind the aircraft is if you’ve had the misfortune of crashing your Avata and there is a need for replacement.

No matter the reason, the option is available through the DJI Fly App.

If you only need to get that camera back to its default settings, that option is found in the Goggles camera menu.

If, for some reason, your issues may lie in the firmware, you can always reinstall the current version by using the DJI Assistant 2 App for Consumer Drones Series, as that is the version needed for the DJI Avata.

Fly Safe, Fly Always, Always Fly Safe!


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