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What Do You Do When The Drone Will Not Connect To Your Phone?

Have you ever purchased a new drone, and were super excited to play with it, but when you went to set it up, it would not connect to your phone? Maybe you have had this drone for a while and for some reason today it will not connect to your phone. Well, in this article we will go over everything you need to know about drones and why it may not be connecting to your phone. 

So what do you do when the drone will not connect to your phone?

If the drone will not connect to your phone, you will need to find out what the problem is so that you can fix it and get the drone working. The most common issues are with the service for your phone, or the circuit on the drone as it was possibly damaged during a landing.  

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You can also keep reading this article to learn exactly how to fix these issues with your drone. 


Controlling an aircraft by phone was just an idea originally. In the past, it was impossible, but today, the impossible is normal.  Because of the innovative extraordinary invention of modern technology, today almost everyone has a drone. A drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that can be controlled via remote controller or computer software. It is associated with two other things for its flight. One is a remote controller and another is a server. As a server, we can use our phone to drive it. Sometimes though there are problems connecting the drone to our mobile phones.

Mobile phone controls the drone

Today, drones can be controlled by a mobile phone. It’s not hard to do at all. You simply need to download the mobile app on your smartphone and follow the instructions. The app will then sync with the drone. You can do this with any smartphone using the play store, or app store. 

Most of the drone app controller applications can be found on the app store. Among them are, FreeFlight 2.0, 3.0, the CX-10 wifi and the DJI Phantom controller. These are the top apps for drones.  They have a great interface and they make controlling the drones easy, and comfortable for the users. Phones can also be used to detect the right real position of the drone. This allows the operators to see exactly where the drones are at. It’s not a hard task to connect the phone with the remote controller and the drone. Even though it is not hard,  sometimes it will not connect to the phone.

Problems when connecting mobile phones with the drone

The connection of drones with a mobile phone gives more comfort to its users. You can see the direct video transmission through a phone. There are some issues which you cannot be able to connect your drone with the mobile phone.

  • First of all, there may be some problems with the manufacturer’s application. Through a manufacturer application, you can connect your drone.
  • Another issue may be with the Pix4Dcapture. Pix4Dcapture is not compatible with all types of drones and cameras. It’s simply  not supported by all versions. So, check out whether your drone and camera are compatible with Pix4Dcapture. Then you can connect to your mobile phone. If the drone and camera are not selected properly in the settings of Pix4Dcapture, then your phone will not connect to that. Ensure that those are properly selected.
  • If there is some problem with the drone manufacturer’s app, then you may need to force quit the app. It may be another issue which your phone is not able to connect.
  • To connect a phone to the drone, you need to connect it with the remote controller. For this, the USB cable is also necessary. Check whether your USB is perfectly plugged in or not. If this does not fix the issue, you may need to unplug and replug the cable back in.
  • Sometimes there will be some networking problems. Check whether your wi-fi is working smoothly or not. If it is not working then turn off and on the switch and try again.
  • You can switch off and again on your mobile phone to solve the functioning problem of your mobile device.
  • There may also be some functioning problems in the drone. If the sensor and circuit are damaged, then you should try to fix or replace it with a good one.

Method of connecting the drone to your mobile device

To connect your mobile phone to your drone, you need to follow some steps. The steps are stated below.

Step-1: Turn on your drone.

Step-2: Look at your wi-fi whether it is enabled or not. If it is not enabled, then enable it. It is needed to connect your drone with the phone.

Step-3: Check your device settings and find your drone. It can be found in the same way as wi-fi.

Step-4: After finding your drone, tap on your drone name in your device and touch to connect.

Step-5: Open the drone manufacturer app and close your device settings option.

When you enter the “Fly” mode, you will get a video stream from the drone via wi-fi.

What Drones can be controlled with a mobile device?

Today, there are many drones that can be controlled with your phone. Although they used to just be the expensive drones, today, almost every drone can be controlled with your phone. Below are the drones that you can control with your phone. 

DJI Mavic mini

The DJI Mavic mini can be controlled via a mobile phone. It is the most important drone that hit the market in 2019. It is the sophisticated drone that is designed and operates a lot like the larger Mavic drones. It has limitations with speed though. You can only have a high speed of 29 mph and 2.7K video recording.

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro were launched in August 2018. Both of them are the same drone as well as connectivity to the smartphone is also the same. They have different mode cameras for different capturing styles. They are the best two in the market that DJI has launched.

There are some other drones also that can be connected to the mobile device to drive. Skydio 2, DJI Mavic Air, DJI Mavic Pro, Yuneec Mantis G, Hubsan X4 H501S pro, Sphero BB-8 are the smartest drones that can be easily controlled via a mobile device.

Drone Photography apps

Drone photography apps are a very essential part of the controlling system. You can use different photography apps to see clearly the actual position of a drone. Through these apps, you can monitor the whole flight of your drone. If the apps are good, then video quality will also be high. Some of them are AirMap, Hover, google maps, photo pills, UAV forecast, B4Ufly, Tesla field recorder, litchi, Kittyhawk.


Now that you know you can control your drone via a mobile phone, you can connect your drone with your phone without any issues. Today, with a mobile device, you can monitor the whole operation of your drone. You can also drive a drone without a mobile device, but it will be more comfortable with a mobile phone to check the condition of the flight. By fixing some unusual problems, your drone can be connected with your phone. Now that you know how to fix those issues, you can continue to use your drone and your phone.