The Best DJI Fly Compatible Devices and Troubleshooting

DJI Fly Compatible Devices

This post lists the DJI Fly app-compatible devices 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, Air, and Mavic drones 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 imagine, 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 Android devices 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

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, and 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 3, 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 that 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
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 SM-T800 No-LTE
  • Huawei Y6
  • Huawei Y5 2019
  • Huawei Y7 2019
  • Huawei Ascend XT2
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet
  • UMIDIGI A3 Pro
  • Pixel 3A
  • Pixel 4A
  • Sony Xperia XA2 Plus H4413

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 dji.com/fly to scan the QR code to download and install the app. If you have a problem installing the DJI Fly app, this post will help you out.

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, 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 7.0.0 and there is a system update available, go for it.

If your phone or tablet runs the Android 7.0 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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963 thoughts on “The Best DJI Fly Compatible Devices and Troubleshooting”

  1. My Samsung S23 Ultra works just fine with my DJI Mini 2 using the latest version of DJI Fly as of this date. My Umidigi C2 will not work with DJI Fly after a month of trying every possible trick I could find.

    1. I am about to purchase a Samsung A54 5g , as they are on special at the moment. Is there a problem with compatibility with my DJI mini se ?
      Is there a fix if I purchase a A54.

  2. My phone sam sung A 71 5G not compatible with Mni 2 se .when i download dji fly app
    the pop up said the file may harmfull…please Checking and let me know what apps should i download or i ‘ll will return the iterm…My email ::
    leanh2@juno.com

    1. Hi Liem, where did you download the app? You may see that alert because you can’t download from the Play store. If you download from DJI.com then you can ignore the popup.

  3. The Samsung A21 S previously listed as compatible no longer works with my Mini 2..
    It worked fine until around 6 months ago but now stalls at around 70% when loading.
    Very disappointing considering the cost of the drone and now being forced to update to a phone almost as expensive as the drone.

  4. While the software worked fine on my Galaxy 21S phone when I bought my DJI Mini2, it will now only load around 70% so no longer works.
    Most disappointing considering the amount of money paid for the DJI mini 2.and will be reluctant to buy DJI products in the future.
    I’ve now had 4.

  5. I have a Mini SE and was able to use my Blade X1 for 4 or 5 initial flights. I went out to fly it a few days ago and the app would start, the controller would connect with the drone, but the phone wouldn’t connect with the controller, so I had no telemetry or video. I brought it back into the house and tried connecting the two and the phone kept cycling between connected and not connected. At least that is what I am assuming by the sound and vibrating cycles. I am assuming either a bad cable, or more likely a bad “C” port in my phone. I ordered a new cable and a cheap Samsung S9. They should be here in 5 days or so.

  6. It looks like my Huawei P20 pro (while it’s on the list) is not compatible with Mavic mini 2? Sadly enough also my new phone Oppo X5 Pro is not compatible 😑

    1. Hi Remon, that’s really disappointing. Why your Oppo X5 Pro is not compatible? You can’t install the app or the DJI Fly just doesn’t work?

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