How to update your DJI Smart Controller

As many of you are aware DJI released a firmware update for the Smart Controller at the beginning of this month (October, 1).

This exciting update enables a QuickFly function that can be activated in settings. Once activated the remote controller will automatically power on to camera view (if already paired with the aircraft). 
 
An added SkyTalk feature allows for shared live streaming broadcasts through third-party apps, directly from the aircraft. 
 
The DJI Smart Controller boasts a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, providing ultra-bright display with a low-latency stream. With OcuSync 2.0 Full-HD video technology, the controller supports auto-switching between 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz reducing environmental interface influence, ensuring reliable long-range transmission up to 10 km.

You will need to download DJI Assistant 2 For Mavic onto your computer to complete this update

You will need to download DJI Assistant 2 For Mavic onto your computer to complete this update

Follow this step-by-step guide to update your Smart Controller Firmware.

A common misconception is that the Smart Controller can be updated on the device itself. The DJI firmware update for the Smart Controller can only be updated to the latest firmware version using DJI Assistant 2 with a USB computer connection. 
 
Update your Smart Controller Firmware:
 
1.    Download ‘DJI Assistant 2 For Mavic’ to your computer https://www.dji.com/uk/downloads/softwares/assistant-dji-2-for-mavic
2.    Connect your Smart Controller to your computer using the USB-C port at the bottom of the Smart Controller device.
3.    The Smart Controller will show on the DJI Assistant 2 For Mavic computer program, select this option to view all firmware update options. 
4.    Click ‘update’ next to the latest firmware option. 
5.    When the computer has finished updating the device, you can unplug the connection.
6.    You will then need to open the DJI Fly app to add it to your device.
7.    Proceed to ‘Settings’ and select ‘Aircraft Management’ to add an aircraft to the device. You can then     select the aircraft on the device. 
8.    Hold down the power button on your drone for four seconds and the pairing process will begin. 
9.    When the pairing has been successful, the DJI Fly app should then open.
10.This may also display a battery update option, allowing this update will increase battery efficiency so we recommend completing this update too. 
11.We would also recommend calibrating the propellers and compass settings on the device to ensure maximum usage capability. 
 
When all of the above steps have been completed, you’re ready to fly with your new DJI Smart Controller. 
 
Please note that the Smart Controller is only compatible with the Mavic 2 series. 
If you are one of our customers and have any issues with the DJI Smart Controller firmware update process, please don’t hesitate to get in contact for support. 
 
We are available 10am-5pm, Monday to Friday on 01243 882440 or by email on info@dronesaferegister.org.uk.
 
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  • 08 October 2020

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