The Best DJI Fly Compatible Devices and Troubleshooting

DJI Fly Compatible Devices

This post lists the DJI Fly app compatible devices and tells you how to check the compatibility of your phones or tablets, and helps you to choose the right one for your drone.

One of the most important things about flying your DJI Air 2S, DJI Mini 2, Mavic Air 2, or Mavic Mini is to make sure the smartphone or tablet you use is compatible with the DJI Fly App.

It not only ensures a better flying experience but will also save you from a possible drone crash or fly away, especially for beginner pilots. Just imagining, if your drone is miles away, suddenly the DJI Fly App freezes or quits unexpectedly, you might be getting a little bit of panic.

The latest DJI FPV drone also uses the DJI Fly app, though you don’t need the app to fly it, you still need to use it to activate the aircraft and the FPV Goggles before flying.

What you will learn in this article:


What phones and tablets are compatible with DJI Fly app?

How to know if my device is compatible

The easiest way is to check this DJI Fly Phone and Tablet compatibility list (DJI Fly works with DJI Air 2S, DJI FPV, DJI Mini 2, Mavic Air 2, and Mavic Mini). All the phones and tablets in it are tested by both DJI and users. If so, you can set your mind at rest.

If not, you will need to make sure your phone or tablet:

1. Meets the system requirements of the DJI App.  Here are the DJI Fly system requirements:

According to many users’ feedback, devices that run a 32-bit Android OS have compatibility issues, so for Android devices, they also need to:

2. Runs a 64-bit Android OS

How to check if your Android device is 64-bit or 32-bit? There are two ways to do this:

1) Use the 64Bit Checker

Android 64-bit OS Check

2) Use the AnTuTu Benchmark.

3.  Comes with ARM CPUs

If you follow the guide on how to check the Android OS, you will have already installed either the 64 Bit Checker or the AnTuTu Benchmark app.

If you go with the 64 Bit Checker, you can easily find the CPU info on the screen. For those who use the AnTuTu, just go to My DeviceCPU, you will see the information about your device’s CPU Architecture. The info needs to be written “ARM“.

Then you can download the DJI Fly App and have a try. Normally, you won’t have any issues, but you’d better keep your DJI Mini 2, Mavic Air 2 or Mavic Mini in the eyesight and fly it in an open area because users do have problems with phones that meet the App’s requirements.

If your phone or device doesn’t fall into the compatibility list or meet the system requirements, you will need to get a new one. Just choose one from the compatibility list according to your brand preference and budget.

mavic mini compatible phones


DJI Fly Compatible Phones and Tablets

Please note that phones or tablets on the list are tested by both DJI and pilots. The ones in italic are tested by users, others are tested by DJI.

If you are flying your drone with an iPad or a Tablet, you will need to use a drone tablet holder.

DJI Air 2S, DJI FPV, DJI Mini 2, Mavic Air 2, and Mavic Mini Compatible iPhones and iPads

Most iPhones and iPads released in recent years are compatible. When it comes to the best phone or tablet for your DJI Mini 2 or Mavic Air 2, we recommend you choose the latest model.

DJI Fly App now only supports iOS 11 devices, if your iPhone or iPad can’t update, you can download the iOS 10 version here.

 

DJI Air 2S, DJI Mini 2, Mavic Air 2, and Mavic Mini Compatible Android Phones and Tablets

Please note that:

1. There are too many different models of Android phones and tablets in the market, so the Android compatibility issue is much more complicated. If you find devices in the list that do not work, please let us know the details of the device’s specs.

2. DJI won’t test every single qualified phone in the market, it only tests those who have a relatively larger market share. This list includes devices that are tested by both DJI and drone pilots. The ones in italic are from users’ feedback, they should be no problem, but I still recommend you test it yourself.

3. The firmware released on Jan 14th 2021 has solved the Android 10 compatibility issue.

Samsung

Huawei

Xiaomi

  • Mi 10
  • Mi 8
  • Mi MIX 2S
  • Mi MIX 2
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3 (Android 9.0)
  • Redmi Note 5
  • Redmi 5 Plus 4GB / 64GB
  • Redmi 9
  • Pocophone F1
  • Xiaomi Elephone S7
  • Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite

OPPO

OnePlus

Google

LG

Vivo

  • Vivo NEX
  • Vivo X27
  • Vivo X21
  • Vivo X20A
  • Vivo V11 Pro (Tested by Mavic mini users)
  • Vivo Y83 (Tested by Mavic mini users)

Others

  • Sony Xperia 1
  • Sony Experia
  • Sony XPERIA XZ1
  • Sony Z5 compact (64bit)
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Compact (H8324, Android 9)
  • Sony Xperia Z4
  • Motorola X4 (XT1900-1)
  • Motorola G7
  • Motorola G6
  • Moto G Power
  • Moto G9 Play
  • Motorola Moto G7 Power ( model XT1955-2 )
  • Moto G7 Optimo Maxx (XT1955DL)
  • BQ Aquaris X2
  • Lenovo K5 Note
  • Lenovo Tab 4 Plus
  • Blackberry key 2
  • HTC U 11 Plus
  • Asus Zenfone Max M1
  • Xiaomi mi pad 3
  • Nokia 6.1 Plus
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus (3 GB RAM/32 GB ROM, Android 9.0 64bit version)

DJI Fly Incompatible List (Update regularly)

  • Motorola Moto Z Play
  • Motorola Moto Z3 Play
  • Motorola Moto G5
  • Motorola Moto G5 Plus
  • Motorola Moto G6
  • Motorola Moto G4
  • Motorola G7 Play
  • Motorola Moto G7 Optimo (XT1952DL)
  • Samsung A3
  • Samsung A5
  • Samsung A10
  • LG Stylo 4
  • LG V35
  • LG K40
  • LG V20 (It’s not compatible when updating to Android 8.0)
  • LG X power 2
  • LG Q7
  • Lenovo 7
  • Lenovo 8
  • Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
  • Samsung J7 2016
  • Samsung J7 Refine
  • Samsung A6+ Android 9.0 64GB
  • Samsung J6
  • Samsung J4+
  • Samsung J7 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
  • Samsung Tab A 8″ (SM-T290NZKAXAR)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (2014)
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2
  • Huawei Y6
  • Huawei Y5 2019
  • Huawei Ascend XT2
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet
  • UMIDIGI A3 Pro
  • Pixel 3A

If you find any out-of-the-list phones that are compatible, please leave a comment below and I will update the list timely.


Troubleshooting: DJI Fly Installation and Connection Issues

After I did some research on FB Mavic Mini groups and other drone forums, I found that a lot of Android users are experiencing compatibility issues because not every single Android phone or tablet is on DJI’s compatibility list.

Here are the most typical problems:

1. What is the best tablet for DJI Mini 2?

Currently, the iPad Mini 5 is considered to be the best tablet for DJI Mini 2 based on its price, compatibility, and size.

2. What tablets work with the DJI Fly app?

When it comes to DJI Fly compatible tablets, it’s a bit complicated as there are so many Android models out there. If you are looking for a new tablet to fly your drone, then just follow DJI’s recommend list. If you’ve already got a tablet, you will need to make sure it meets the system requirements.

3. What are the best DJI Fly settings for Mavic Air 2 and Mavic Mini?

DJI Fly is a new app that can only be used with Mavic Air 2 and Mavic Mini currently, Getting to know the new app thoroughly before flying is very important for safety and capturing better footage and photos. Here is a guide to DJI Fly’s in-depth review and best settings for Mavic Air 2 and Mavic Mini.

4. The App is not on the Google Play Store on your device.

Open your browser, and go to https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dji.go.v5, you will be able to see the install page.

If this doesn’t work, open up https://play.google.com/store, and then search “DJI”, you will be able to see the DJI Fly App on the result page.

You can also go to dji.com/fly to scan the QR code to download and install the app.

5. You failed to install DJI Fly or the app just doesn’t open after installing successfully.

When you are on the DJI Fly App page, but you get a popup saying “This app is not compatible with your device“. First, go check your Android OS version: Settings > About Device > Android Version (this may vary according to different smartphone brands). If your device’s OS is under 6.0.0 and there is a system update available, go for it.

If your phone or tablet runs the Android 6.0 or above system but you still can’t install or launch the App, you will need to check your Android and CPU Architecture.

6. You have no problem launching the app but can’t connect the aircraft with the remote controller

  • Try with another USB cable or remove and insert the USB cable again. It is recommended to use the original USB cable. If the original one is too short and you have to buy a new one, make sure it’s fully compatible.
  • For Android devices, check whether the “USB debugging” is turned on. Then go to settings > Applications > Application manager, and select DJI Fly. Click “Set as default” and “Clear defaults”. Then reconnect the mobile device and launch DJI Fly. 
  • Update the firmware and the DJI Fly app. Do you have the latest version of DJI Fly? Have you updated the firmware? Make sure that you keep your firmware and DJI Fly up-to-date.

 

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801 thoughts on “The Best DJI Fly Compatible Devices and Troubleshooting”

  1. Hello guys, Purchased a dji mini 2, last week.. I needed a new phone because the dji fly app would not load on my samsung a7 skypro, I went to Wal-Mart, and decided to try a tablet instead.. I purchased the Lenovo smart tab 8 for $99, dji fly app, loaded with no issues.. I flew my dji mini2, with the tablet this pass Sunday 17th, 2021 with no issues.. so far, it’s performing well.. I think these tablets are 64bit, I’m gonna search them a bit more.. thanx, Dean..

  2. Can anyone confirm the Pixel 4 XL works with DJI Fly without any issues? It’s not listed as approved on DJI’s website. Only the regular Pixel 4 is.

  3. In the lists, some phones & tablets names are italicized. Why? What makes these different? Also, why is only one specific version of the iPad 6th generation listed?

    1. Hi Chaz, the italicized ones are those tested by pilots, and others generations of iPad are not compatible.

  4. Hi,
    I’ve been using my Motorola one macro for two months, and haven’t had any problems up to now. I did check beforehand if it was using 64 bit os system.

  5. Unfortunately may have to bring my DJI Mini 2 get refund.. my phone Samsung J7 on list not compatible … would love and fun to have it fly around taking great pics… beats the purpose spending new phone for another 300 dollars… I’ll just attach my phone to a kite!

  6. Have had real problems
    Bought a mini 2 when they first came out
    Use my Huawei PSmart 2019 with no problems so bought another on for the Drone
    Worked well for 3 months

    Bought two genuine Mini 2 Batteries
    Installed the first one about 6 weeks ago Again no problems
    Unpacked the second one and everything stopped
    I could run the App and sometimes the Drone would connect
    Recharging the a battery on the drone seemed to work
    Finally bought a Honor 10 all seems OK
    SO SMART 2019 seems not to work anymore
    My GUT feeling is the the new battery update messed it all up and as far as I know ypu can reverse a battery update
    VERY VERY STRANGE

  7. Hi there,
    Just got my DJI Mini 2. But when trying to connect to my mobile device, I get an error message that RC cable is not connected (even though it is).
    I am using a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. Tech Support told me this device is not supported. But you list Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 as a compatible device.
    So, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 works but Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite not?
    Any feedback?

    1. Hi Stefan, The DJI tech team only refers to the device list on DJI.com which was released when the Mini 2 was launched. It’s no up-to-date. You just need to follow the guide to check your device’s CPU and if it runs 64-bit OS.

  8. Looking for a reasonably priced NEW phone that runs the fly app, we got friends to try it on theirs.

    Phones that worked:
    Samsung Galaxy A 12, A20 and A30.

    I got the A 12, reasonable price, has worked perfectly through 6 full battery flights.

    One that has a 64 bit ARM processor and runs Android 9 but wouldn’t run the app was the Nokia 2.3. Pity, these are cheap!

    1. santiago andrade

      Actually there are two devices I use on both mini and mini2……Galaxy tab 8 2019 tablet (walmart 119.00 as of 5 /26/ 2021 and also the LG stylo 5 also at walmart $99.00 (straight talk unlocked) purchased both at retail store..went outside and connected to Walmart’s wi-fi and downloaded APP from DJI and both devices loaded..been using both for a month now…price is still same as of today. ( YES both 64bit op. system) great!

    2. Santiago on this forum suggested the LG’s Stylo 5 I bought it and it works great with my new mini fly more combo I had the black View 9900 and it would not run it but that tip from Santiago saved me a load of money Walmart has that phone for only $98 LG Stylo 5

  9. What small android phone will fit in mini mavic case that actually works with the software as don’t want a massive brick of a phone since my Samsung A3 does not work with it, DJI are really slacking with their software! Have to borrow a phone to use drone which is a pain.

    1. santiago andrade

      LG stylus 5 (6.2 in. screen) fits on top of battery case sideways (inside so everything is inside)

      1. Thanks for the tip brother you saved me a boatload of money the LG Stylo 5 is working great with my MINI Fly More Combo out here in the mountains of the Cumberland in Kentucky.

    1. santiago andrade

      NO…BUT (2019 modelSamsung Tab A 8″ (SM-T290NZKAXAR) EVEN THOUGH listed as not compatable by DJI works great on FLY APP WALMART for 119.00. I downloaded a 64 bit checker APP from Play Store and shows this Tablet as 64 bit O.S..,,,bought 2 and one lg stylo 5 $ 99.00 same place same day and we have been using a month now….NO PROBLEMS. ( BOUGHT in store.

  10. LG V20 works in my case with Android 8.0. It has to be downloaded directly from the DJI website however as it doesn’t show up in the Play Store.

    1. Does anyone know if the huawei p smart 2020 is compatible. It says that the 2018 and 2019 are both compatible

  11. Hello! Is there a compatible samsung tablet? (none appear in the list) thank you
    With dji spark o latest.

  12. My new Motorola G9 Plus works fine with Mini 2. But I can’t see my and dron’s position on the botton of display. Any idea why? Thanks.

    1. Hola.. disculpa… has tenido algún inconveniente al conectarlo?.. modificar alguna fu sin o algo por el estilo….xq yo no eh podido hacerlo no me lo permite y no encuentro la forma de hacerlo

    1. Il mio xiaomi mi note 10 lite supporta il pilotaggio dei droni dji?La mia architettura è 64 bit

  13. Hello, I have a DJI Mini 2. I understand that my current phone (Google Pixel 3A) is incompatible with it (/DJI Fly) and am planning to upgrade to Pixel 5. But the Pixel 5 isn’t shown on the compatible list. Is this just because the list hasn’t been updated yet? Are there any known compatibility issues with the Pixel 5? Thank you

    1. Hi John, the compatible list doesn’t include all the devices that go with DJI Fly. If it Pixel 5 comes with ARM CPUs and runs 64-bit OS, then it should be no problem.

  14. I have the Moto G Stylus (2020 edition), version 1.4.0 of DJI Fly works well with both Android 10 (and 11 pushed out to me today) with the Mini-2.

  15. Hello everyone, I have a Mavic mini 2, Samsung A71 phone with android 11 version.
    I have installed DJI Fly but the “language” button does not appear in the configuration section to be able to choose the Spanish language.
    Any idea what I can do?
    Thank you,
    Yuval Ramos

    1. Hi Yuval, is your DJI Fly App the latest version? You can find the language options here: Profile > Settings > Language

  16. I can confirm that DJI Fly works very fine with my Blackberry Key 2 LE.
    I own the DJI mini 2 and I use the DJI Fly app with my Blackberry Key2 LE and the connection is perfect, images very good and no issues so far, after more than 3 mounths of flying…in winter!

  17. I can confirm that the iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 4 are able to operate the DJI MIni 2 aircraft. However, when you go to use any of the quickshots functions with these ipad Mini’s, a ‘CPU Memory limit exceeded’ warning is received and the Quickshot is unable to be completed.

  18. Sony Xperia Z2 is not compatible (32-bit processor – DJI FLY App unable for install) – just add to the list

  19. Not working on Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2, the 64 bit checker says 32-bit (even though Samsung says its a 64-bit ARM processor)

  20. Does the Mini 2 work with the Oneplus 9 Pro? I wanna buy the Oneplus 9 Pro, but I wanna be sure I’ll be able to keep using my drone.

    1. My Moto 4 (XT 1900-1) doesn’t want to even install DJI Fly that is downloaded direct from DJI Apps website.

      Why not? What is a fix/work around?

      If I do have to buy a new smart device (ugh), what are the lowest priced ones since I just need it for Mini2.

      My DJI Mini2 arrives soon.

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