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DJI Mavic Mini Frequently Asked Questions

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    • Why is Mavic Mini's weight of 249 grams important?

      The weight of 249 grams places Mavic Mini in the lowest and safest weight class of drones, which in many countries may exempt it from certain regulations. For example, in the United States and Canada, you can fly Mavic Mini without the need to register your drone with the government.
    • What is the maximum speed of Mavic Mini?

      When the aircraft is in S mode, the maximum flight speed is 13 m/s.
    • Why can't I turn on Mavic Mini immediately after unboxing?

      To ensure transportation safety, Mavic Mini flight batteries are set to Sleep mode before shipping. Simply connect the aircraft with the battery charger to activate the battery and begin using.
    • How do I activate Mavic Mini?

      Connect your mobile device with the remote controller, then connect with Mavic Mini via the DJI Fly app. Follow the app instructions to activate Mavic Mini.
    • How do I unfold Mavic Mini's arms?

      Always unfold the front arms first, followed by the rear arms.
    • Does Mavic Mini have internal storage?

      No. A microSD card is required in order to store images and footage. Recommended microSD cards: 16 GB: SanDisk Extreme, Lexar 633x 32 GB: Samsung Pro Endurance, Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Industrial, Sandisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2, SanDisk Extreme Pro V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme Pro V30 A2, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x 64 GB: Samsung Pro Endurance, Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x, Lexar 1000x, Lexar High Endurance, Toshiba EXCERIA M303 V30 A1, Netac Pro V30 A1 128 GB: Samsung Pro Plus, Samsung Evo Plus, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2, SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A2, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x, Lexar 1000x, Lexar High Endurance, Toshiba EXCERIA M303 V30 A1, Netac Pro V30 A1 256 GB: SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme V30 A2
    • Can I take photos or video without a microSD card?

      Yes. However, when a microSD card is not installed, the photos or videos you take will be of a lower resolution (720p). It is recommended to install a microSD card before shooting.
    • Is Mavic Mini waterproof?

      No.
    • Does Mavic Mini support obstacle aviodance?

      No. Use Mavic Mini with the 360° Propeller Guard to fully protect the propellers and improve flight safety.
    • Can Mavic Mini track objects automatically?

      No.
    • Which app does Mavic Mini work with?

      Mavic Mini can only be used with the DJI Fly app, which has been designed to provide users with intuitive controls that make flight easier than ever. Users can even enjoy flight tutorials in the app to enhance flight safety.
    • Which phones does the DJI Fly app work with?

      Requires iOS 10.0 or above. Recommended models: Compatible with iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6.*

      Requires Android 6.0 or above. Recommended models: Compatible with Samsung Galaxy S10+, Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S9+, Samsung Galaxy S9 , Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung Galaxy Note8, HUAWEI P30 Pro, HUAWEI P30, HUAWEI P20, HUAWEI P10, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI nova 5, HUAWEI nova 4, HUAWEI nova 3e, HUAWEI nova 2, Honor 8X, Honor V10, Honor 9, Honor 20 Pro, Honor Magic 2, Mi 8, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Redmi Note 5, OPPO Find X, OPPO R15, vivo NEX, vivo X27, vivo X21, vivo X20A, OnePlus 7, OnePlus 6T, OnePlus 5, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel, LG V20, LG G6.*

      *Support for additional devices available as testing and development continues. Please refer to the DJI Fly app product page for information regarding compatibility with specific devices.
    • How can I download the DJI Fly app?

      You can find the DJI Fly app in the app store, or you can scan the QR code on the DJI website.
    • Is there a way to apply to fly in a restricted zone?

      A function to apply for operating permission in restricted flight areas will be available in late December through an updated version of the aircraft firmware and the DJI Fly app. Please pay attention for these update announcements.
    • Can I use the 360° Propeller Guard and the Snap Adapter at the same time?

      It is not recommended to use these accessories together.
    • Under what circumstances are there altitude and/or distance limitations on Mavic Mini?

      a. During flight training, the altitude will be limited to 30 m, and the flight distance will be limited to 50 m. b. When flying while not logged into a DJI account, the flight altitude will be limited to 30 m, and the flight distance will be limited to 50 m. c. Flight altitude and distance limits can be set manually in the DJI Fly app. d. When GPS signal is weak, the flight altitude of the aircraft will be limited. e. When the aircraft is flying near a restricted flight zone, or in a GEO Zone with altitude limits. For more information, please contact DJI SUPPORT.
    • What are the maximum photo and video resolutions supported by Mavic Mini?

      Photo Resolutions 4:3 4000×3000 16:9 4000×2250 Video Resolutions 2.7K: 2720×1530 25/30p FHD: 1920×1080 25/30/50/60p
    • Can Mavic Mini's camera zoom?

      No.
    • What is the maximum flight time of Mavic Mini?

      With a fully charged battery, Mavic Mini offers up to 30 minutes of flight time.
    • How often do Mavic Mini propellers need to be replaced?

      Before each flight, it is necessary to check the propellers for cracks, wear, warp, corrosion, and loose screws. If any of these conditions are present, the propellers should be replaced. Follow the instructions in the user manual to replace the propellers.
    • How can I change the propellers of Mavic Mini?

      Use the included screwdriver to change the propellers. Please follow the instructions provided. Remove the two blades and screws on the same motor, and replace with the propellers in the same package with new screws. Attach the propellers with marks to the motors with marks, and the unmarked propellers to unmarked motors. Ensure that the propellers and motors are installed securely before each flight.
    • What is the maximum wind resistance level of Mavic Mini?

      Mavic Mini can hover stably at in wind speeds of up to 8 m/s.
    • How high can the Mavic Mini fly?

      Maximum service ceiling 3000 m.
    • What is the maximum transmission distance of Mavic Mini?

      Model MR1SS5 5.8 GHz FCC: 4000 m SRRC: 2500 m Remote control model MR1SS5 must be used with aircraft model MT1SS5. Model MR1SD25 2.4 GHz MIC: 2000 m CE: 2000 m 5.8 GHz CE: 500 m Remote control model MR1SD25 must be used with aircraft model MT1SD25.
    • What is the transmission latency of Mavic Mini?

      170-240 ms (depending on environmental conditions and mobile device).
    • What mobile devices are supported by the remote controller?

      Mobile phones that are 6.5-8.5 mm thick and no more than 160 mm long will fit in the remote controller clamps comfortably. We strongly recommend you to remove the protective cover before attaching your mobile phone. Devices beyond this measurement range are not supported.
    • What should I do if aircraft and battery firmware versions are inconsistent?

      Connect Mavic Mini to the DJI Fly app. The app will then check firmware compatibility automatically. You may upgrade according to the instructions.
    • What factors could lead to an update failure?

      a. Low battery. Before installing an update, make sure the battery level is above 50%.
    • b. Powering off Mavic Mini or the remote controller during an update.
 If this happens, restart Mavic Mini and the remote controller, and begin the update again.
      c. Internet was disconnected during the firmware download.
      d. If the update failure persists, or the remote controller does not link with the aircraft, there may be firmware inconsistencies between devices. In this case, use DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic on your computer to update the aircraft and the remote controller to the latest versions separately. During the upgrade, the aircraft will restart multiple times and automatically shut down after the upgrade has been completed.

      Battery

    • How can I charge Mavic Mini?

      You can directly connect the aircraft to a charger with the micro USB cable, or use the Two-Way Charging Hub to charge up to three batteries in sequence. Please use with power chargers that are 24 W or below.
    • What are the functions of the Two-Way Charging Hub?

      a. Charges up to three batteries in sequence. b. Automatically charges the connected external device when all batteries are fully charged. c. Checks the battery level. d. When it is not charging, you can use it as a power bank to charge mobile devices.
    • How does the Two-Way Charging Hub charge and discharge?

      Charging the battery: The batteries with the highest amount of charge are charged first and then in sequence according to charge level afterward. Any newly inserted battery will be read, and the charging sequence will be reevaluated and adjusted accordingly. Discharging: When discharging, discharge the battery with the lowest amount of charge first. Any newly inserted battery will be read, and the discharging sequence will be reevaluated and adjusted accordingly.
    • What are the functions of the power button?

      a. Short press + press and hold: Power the aircraft on/off. b. Short press: View the battery level of the aircraft. c. Press and hold for four seconds: Link with the remote controller.
    • What type of battery does Mavic Mini support?

      The Mavic Mini Intelligent Flight Battery is a Li-ion 2S battery (1100 mAh version is a LiPo 2S battery).
    • How do I upgrade the firmware of Mavic Mini batteries?

      First, insert the battery into the aircraft and turn it on. Then connect the DJI Fly app or DJI Assistant 2 with the aircraft. If the battery version and the aircraft version are inconsistent, an upgrade prompt will appear.
    • How long does it take to charge the battery?

      It takes 90 minutes to fully charge a battery with the Quick Charge 2.0 18W USB charger (50 minutes for the 1100 mAh battery).
    • How often should I charge and discharge the battery?

      It is recommended to complete this process once every three months. Before storage, it is recommended to charge the battery to approximately 60%.
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