The DJI Fly application is available under iOS and Android to take control of the DJI Mavic Mini. After a large majority of drone being driven by DJI GO and DJI GO 4, it is now the DJI Fly application that is highlighted. As the new app for DJI Mavic Mini, many users still don’t fully understand how to operate it. Read our explanations below to learn more the DJI Fly app.
DJI Fly App Main Page Introduction
When you connect your smartphone to the remote control, DJI Fly will start automatically. After that you will be redirected to the home interface which is divided into several parts that we will detail.
- Location: Display the map so you can see the area around you.
- Fly Spots: Discover fun places to fly.
- Help Center: Find tutorials, feature tutorials, tips, tips for safe flying and the user guide.
- Album: Find your photos and videos recorded in low resolution.
- SkyPixel: Share your images with the SkyPixel DJI platform.
- Profile: Access your profile, information and flight data.
- Camera view: This is the part where you can control and adjust your Mavic Mini.
DJI Fly App Settings – Location
To discover the environment in which you are going to fly, there is nothing like looking at a map. You will see the potential dwellings and public places but especially the restricted areas called NoFlyZones.
The advantage is that you do not have to be on the flight field to view this information. You can consult the prohibited or limited areas from anywhere. Moreover, you do not need to connect to the drone, you can access the map from the application at any time.
DJI Fly App Settings – FlySpot
Share and discover the flight locations appreciated by other DJI drone users. These users will list the best places to fly.
DJI Fly App Settings – Help Center
There are several sections inside the Help Center, such as video tutorials about functions, flying tips, safety instructions and user guide.
DJI Fly App Settings – Album
Check out the photos and videos you recorded during your last flights in the album. The images are recorded in low resolution on your smartphone so you can quickly review them.
From the album you can also start editing your images directly in the app. Preconfigured templates are available to provide you with videos very quickly. With a few clicks you can edit the images you want to upload to your social networks.
You can also customize your photos and videos with the Pro function. You will find many possible settings, such as: cut, color adjustment, volume management, playback speed, time reversal, etc.
DJI Fly App Settings – SkyPixel
SkyPixel is a photo and video sharing platform for DJI users. You can browse through SkyPixel to find inspiration and also share your amazing photos and videos.
DJI Fly App Settings – Profile
In your profile, you will find information on the flights you have performed, but also links to the DJI forum, DJI shop, locate my drone function and the parameters.
By pressing “more”, you can view the flights you’ve made with a summary of information such as total distance, flight time, and number of flights.
Each flight can be consulted in order to have logs and information. You can view each movement of your drone on a map with information on the status of your drone.
DJI Fly App Settings – Camera View
In camera view, you can start flying with the video feedback of the Mavic Mini. Compared to DJI GO 4, the interface of DJI Fly is very clean once you have the return of the camera that is displayed.
- The choice of mode: P (classic mode), S (Sport mode), or C (CineSmooth)
- This is an area for warning messages and notifications.
- Number of GPS received by the Mavic Mini.
- Connection status between the drone and remote control.
- Battery life, click for more details.
- Parameters of the application, drone, camera, radio control.
- Setup button, choice of photo or video modes and access to QuickShot.
- Photo or Video button.
- Access to your Album.
- Information about current exposure, exposure metering mode or access to the manual video mode.
- Shows pilot and aircraft orientation. Keep in line to receive the best signals.
- Speed, height and distance to your drone.
- Automatic take-off function.
We will explain further about points 6, 7, 10, and 13 below.
Point 6 groups all the parameters and will allow you to customize many functions. Divided into 5 parts, the parameters will act on: security, control, camera, transmission and give you access to information about your drone.
|Safety and security||Max. Altitude, Max. Distance, Max. Altitude, Automatic altitude of the RTH, Updating the starting point, Calibration of the compass, Calibration of the IMU, Remote identification, Locate my drone, Advanced settings|
|Control||Flight mode, Units , Nacelle mode, Calibration of the nacelle, Joystick mode, Calibration of the remote control, Flight tutorials for beginners, Pairing the remote control to the UAV|
|Camera||Image size (format), Storage status on the microSD card, Advanced settings|
|Transmission,||Channel used, Channel mode|
|About us||Name, Model, Firmware of the device, Firmware of the remote control, FlySafe database, Flysafe database for applications, Application version, Number of battery charges, Battery serial number, Device serial number, Serial number of the remote control, Camera serial number|
Photo and Video Settings
You can choose between taking pictures, videos, or using QuickShot. In each of these menus, you can use sub-options that we will detail below:
- Photo mode
- Interval photo
- Video mode
- 25 frames per second
- 30 frames per second
- 25 frames per second
- 30 frames per second
- 50 frames per second
- 60 frames per second
- QuickShot mode (find our tutorial to get started with Quickshot)
Exposure Information and Manual Mode
DJI Fly offers to control the exposure from the EV menu and to set or not the exposure measurement from the padlock symbol.
Manual mode is available by clicking on the camera symbol at the very bottom right. Once activated, an M appears and you can set the ISO and shutter speed.
Several levels of map detail are available from the cmera view. Basically, you don’t see the card, only a logo appears. If you click on this logo, you get a small card taht is placed at the bottom left. Tap this map again and it will appear in full scren, and place your video return in thumbnail format. You will find flight restrictions and more informations.