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How to Clear Cache on DJI Fly App?

Cache files accumulated on your mobile device not only take up valuable storage space but also may affect the app’s performance, even resulting in the DJI Fly app not working or crashing. So clear cache on the DJI Fly app is essential for all DJI drone pilots.

In this article, we will show you how to easily clear cache on DJI Fly app and free up some space on your phone. You will also learn more useful information about DJI cache files.

What are DJI cache files and why do they matter?

Cache files are temporary data that the app stores on your phone to improve its speed and functionality. For example, when you record a video with your DJI Mini 2, DJI Mini 3, or other DJI drones, the DJI Fly app will save a low-resolution copy of the video on your phone as a proxy file. This allows you to preview the video on your phone without downloading the full-resolution file from the drone’s SD card.

Similarly, when you view your flight records on the app, the app will save some flight data on your phone as a cache file, allowing you to access your flight records offline and sync them with DJI later.

However, cache files can also have some drawbacks. They can take up a lot of storage space on your phone, especially if you record too many videos or fly frequently. They can also become corrupted or outdated, which can cause errors or glitches in the app. 

So, it is advisable to clear the cache files on the DJI Fly app regularly to keep it running smoothly and efficiently.


How to clear cache files on DJI Fly app?

To clear cache files manually, follow these steps:

Step 1. Open the DJI Fly app and tap on Profile at the bottom right corner of the screen.

DJI Fly App home screen

Step 2. Find Settings at the bottom and tap on it to enter the general settings menu.

DJI Fly app settings

Step 3. After you click on the Settings menu, scroll down until you find the Clear Cache option, and tap on it, and you will see 3 options.

clear cache DJI Fly App

Tap on Clear App Cache, then choose OK on the pop-up, you can clear caches like files in the album and editor, as well as firmware installation packages.

clear DJI Fly App cache files

Note: This won’t affect the use and functionality of the DJI Fly app.


Turn off the Cache when recording on DJI Fly App.

If you don’t want your DJI Mini 2 or DJI Mini 3 to cache when recording, you can turn it off in the DJI Fly app. Just follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to DJI Fly app, and then enter the Camera view screen.

Step 2. Tap on the 3 dots menu in the top right corner, and find the Camera menu as you can see from the following image.

DJI Fly App cache setting

Step 3. Toggle off Cache When Recording if you don’t want your phone to store the cache files. You can also set the maximum capacity for your mobile device to store your cache files.


Where are DJI cache files stored? How do I access DJI Cache?

The DJI cache files are stored in the internal storage of your mobile device. The exact location may vary depending on the type of device and operating system you are using. On Android devices, you can typically find the cache files by navigating to the DJI Fly app folder in your device’s file manager and looking for a folder named “cache”.

On iOS devices, the cache files are not directly accessible through the file system, but you can clear them from within the DJI Fly app settings.


Tips and tricks before clearing cache on DJI Fly app


– Before clearing cache files or deleting data on DJI Fly App, make sure that all your flights are synced with DJI and that you have backed up any important footage that you want to keep.

– Turn off video caching altogether if you don’t need it or if you have limited storage space on your phone. 



Clearing cache files on the DJI Fly app is a simple and effective way to optimize your app’s performance and free up some storage space on your phone. Don’t forget to backup or sync important data before doing so. Happy Flying!

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