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 Mini 3 Pro, DJI Mavic 3, DJI Air 2SDJI Mini 2, DJI Mini SE, 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 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 Mini 3 Pro, DJI Mavic 3, 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. Run 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 Air 2S, DJI Mini SE, 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 Mavic 3, DJI Air 2S, DJI FPV, DJI Mini 2, DJI Mimi SE, 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 Mavic drone, 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 Mavic 3, DJI Air 2S, DJI Mini 2, DJI Mini SE, 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 note 4
  • 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
  • Samsung C5
  • Samsung s21
  • 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 A52
  • Samsung Galaxy A13
  • 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 Y7 2019
  • Huawei Ascend XT2
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet
  • UMIDIGI A3 Pro
  • Pixel 3A
  • Pixel 4A
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Plus H4413
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-T800 No-LTE

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 Mavic 3, DJI Air 2S, DJI FPV, DJI Mini 2, DJI Mimi SE, Mavic Air 2, and Mavic Mini?

Currently, the iPad Mini 5 is considered to be the best tablet for DJI Mavic drones 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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909 thoughts on “The Best DJI Fly Compatible Devices and Troubleshooting”

  1. Also not connecting are 2 different Samsung S20 FE 5G phones. I was able to make 2 flights and neither has worked since. I have a cheap iPhone SE coming to try the app on a “non-android” phone. If it works then it will be a spare or sell it (Mavic Mini SE). I ordered the Mini 3 pro so I do not need to rely on a phone to fly. Would have been nice to have not wasted $400 on the Mini, accessories, iPhone…. Live an learn.

  2. At first, my my pixel 4a5g is compatible with fly app. I used it in 2 months but when I update the dji, dji fly app wont work anymore…

  3. Samsung Xcover 4 is Not Compatible 32 bit OS, Just ordered a Samsung Note 9 .. (Used).
    Another $400 and 2 more weeks of waiting. This is getting costly and I don’t even know if the Dji Mini 2 even works yet.

  4. Sony Xperia XA2 Plus H4413 – cannot finish installation.
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-T800 No-LTE – cannot install

  5. Lenovo TB-8504X – it is possible to install, and the controller and aircraft is visible but no video from DJI Mini2

  6. Installed the dji Fly app on a Motorola Moto G Power. Activated the aircraft OK. The app just sits at the page showing some kind of Academy tutorial. Won’t move off that. No video from the camera on the phone.

  7. Have both the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Samsung ZFlip 35G.
    These phones have been out for some time now and DJI is saying engineers are still working on testing the devices.

    How long does it take?

    I have a useless $2,000 drone (paper weight) now!!
    Get it together 🤬

  8. I tested, and the DJI Fly app works with the Samsung Galaxy A12.
    However, it doesn’t work with the Galaxy A13! It’s a more recent phone, but it doesn’t work…
    They can both be added to the list: -A12: compatible
    -A13: not compatible

  9. Guten Tag

    Ich hatte vor mir die Drohne zu kaufen nur finde ich nirgends eine App im Store

    Samsung Galaxy 22 Ultra gibt es dafür eine Software überhaupt und passt dieses Handy in die halterung der Fernbedienung

    LG

    1. How did you get this to work cause I have the Samsung 21 ultra and can’t get it to download or opens on my garmin watch app but doesn’t do anything

  10. Bought the DJI mini SE…. But my phone (Huawei Y7 2019) can’t install the app… Now I can’t fly

    Please update list of compatability on this phone anf maybe please the Xiaomi redmi not10S
    Regards

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