The Complete Guide of Mavic Air 2 Firmware Update

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It is very important to keep your Mavic Air 2 firmware up-to-date because every firmware update includes either improvements or bug fixes to your drone. It will ensure that your drone has the latest features and is safe for flying.

There are two easy ways you can update the latest firmware on your Mavic Air 2, using DJI Fly App or DJI Assitant 2 for Mavic.

What you will learn in this post:

#Thing you need to know before updating

#Update Mavic Air 2 Firmware with DJI Fly

#Update Mavic Air 2 Firmware with DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic

#Latest Mavic Air 2 Firmware Release Note: what’s new


 

Things you need to know before updating

  • Ensure that your Mavic Air 2, remote controller, and smartphone or tablet are fully charged. If not, make sure they have at least a 50% charge in them.
  • Don’t forget to remove the Gimbal Cover so that the gimbal won’t be damaged during updating.
  • Make sure your WiFi connection is stable when downloading the firmware.
  • Don’t disconnect your drone or remote controller from your mobile device or computer.
  • Don’t worry if your drone keeps restarting during the update process.
  • If the update fails, restart aircraft, remote controller, and DJI Fly or DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic, and retry.

 

Update Mavic Air 2 Firmware with DJI Fly

Step 1 Turn on and connect your Mavic Air 2 and remote controller

Step 2 After you successfully connect your drone, you will enter the main screen of the DJI Fly App. If your mobile device is connected to WiFi, the app will check available firmware updates automatically. If there is a new update a popup will prompt.

DJI Fly

Step 3 Follow the instructions to enter the firmware update page and tap ‘Update

mavic air 2 firmware update with dji fly

Step 4 Wait for the drone and remote controller to finish the update. During the process, the drone will restart so make sure the gimbal cover is removed.


 

Update Mavic Air 2 Firmware with DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic

It’s a different story to update your firmware with DJI Assitant 2. You will need to install the software on your PC or Mac first, and you will need to update the Mavic Air 2 drone and remote controller separately.

If you haven’t installed the DJI Assitant 2 for Mavic, just click here to download it from DJI Download Center.

dji assistant 2 for mavic

Step 1 Power your Mavic Air 2

Step 2 Using the USB-A to USB-C cable to connect your drone to your computer. The USB-C port is on the left side of the aircraft.

Step 3 Launch the DJI Assitant 2 for Mavic and log in with your DJI account.

Step 4  Select Mavic Air 2 and you will see all the firmware versions. Choose the latest firmware and click ‘Upgrade‘.

log in dji assistant 2

Step 5 Click ‘Start Update‘ and wait for the completion. The firmware download and update will be done automatically. The Mavic Air 2 will power off after updating.

dji mavic assistant 2 for mavic

Step 6 Disconnect your Mavic Air 2 and connect your remote controller

Step 7 Repeat the above steps until it’s done.


Latest Mavic Air 2 Firmware Release Notes – 2020.08.10

mavic air 2 firmware 0340

Aircraft Firmware: v01.00.0340

Remote Controller: v01.00.0340

DJI Fly App iOS: v1.1.6

DJI Fly App Android: v1.1.6

What’s New?

  • Added Safety Flight Mode. The aircraft avoids obstacles automatically and will not respond to commands to fly left or right.
  • Added 4K Zoom Mode, which supports 2x digital zoom when setting to 4K 30/25/24 fps.
  • Added 2x digital zoom when setting to 2.7K 60/50/48/30/25/24 and 4x digital zoom when setting to 1080P 60/50/48/30/25/24 in video mode.
  • Added 4K resolution in Hyperlapse.
  • Optimized FPV mode for the gimbal.
  • Optimized shooting performance when flying forward in the Sport mode. Adjust the flight attitude to avoid propellers unexpectedly showing up in the camera view.
  • Optimized Hyperlapse. Added ability to pause shooting during Hyperlapse, increased the number of waypoints to 45, and added support for Task Library.
  • Optimized ActiveTrack when tracking vehicles at low altitude.

Mavic Air 2 Firmware Release Notes – 2020.06.15

Aircraft Firmware: v01.00.0250

Remote Controller: v01.00.0250

DJI Fly App iOS: v1.1.4

DJI Fly App Android: v1.1.4

What’s New?

  • Added switch to automatically detect subjects in FocusTrack, and optimized the overall performance of FocusTrack.
  • Added ability to track subjects by dragging a box around it when using Free Hyperlapse mode.
  • Added ability to store 8K Hyperlapse in RAW format, use playback to view 8K Hyperlapse, and for more media players to play 8K Hyperlapse.
  • Added prompts in DJI Fly when GPS experiences interference.
  • Increased maximum flight speed to 19 m/s when using Spotlight in Sport mode, and added support for Spotlight at night.
  • Optimized Smart RTH.
  • Optimized performance when using wave gesture to trigger ActiveTrack and QuickShots.
  • Reduced noise when recording HDR video at night.

Mavic Air 2 Firmware Release Notes – 2020.05.09

Aircraft Firmware: v01.00.0130

Remote Controller: v01.00.0108

DJI Fly App iOS: v1.1.0

DJI Fly App Android: v1.1.0

What’s New?

  • Fixed occasional issue: the video was abnormal when recorded to aircraft.
  • Optimized Smart RTH.

Mavic Air 2 Firmware Release Note – 2020.04.28

Aircraft Firmware: v01.00.0113

Remote Controller: v01.00.0108

DJI Fly App iOS: v1.1.0

DJI Fly App Android: v1.1.0

What’s New?

  • Added FocusTrack. Drag a box around the subject in camera view to enable FocusTrack.
  • Added HDR Video mode.
  • Added SmartPhoto mode.
  • Added Waypoints for Hyperlapse.
  • Added 8K resolution for Free and Waypoints in Hyperlapse.
  • Increased maximum transmission distance to 10 km.

 

If the update fails, restart aircraft, remote controller, and DJI Fly or DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic, and retry.

Note: If your mobile device has compatibility issues with DJI Fly, check the DJI Fly compatible list to learn more. Also, Mavic Air 2 has a great selection of accessories including must-have ones like microSD cards, extra battery, and more.

 

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