Mavic Air Controller not Connecting to Phone — HOW TO FIX
August 22, 2020 Blog
Mavic Air Controller not Connecting to Phone — what to do?
I recently bought Mavic Air (first version) and the first couple of days (like 5-7 days) was a real struggle. By “struggle” I mean I did not get the Mavic Air Controller to CONNECT to my phone. All the settings was good, I watched all the tutorials on “how to connect Mavic Air to phone” I could find, my phone was good, Mavic Air had latest firmware and all that, but the controller didn’t connect to my phone — whatever I did and however I tried.
Well, after all there was an rather easy fix for this. I’m not sure if this tip works for everybody — but anyways I’m writing this from my point of view and I hope this helps (at least) someone!
This article will also be very short, I’m just gonna tell you the thing I did to connect the controller to phone.
Connecting Mavic Air Controller to Phone
First of all, I have OnePlus 6 phone and I of course I tried connecting that to the Mavic Air Controller. I first connected my phone to Mavic Air by WIFI and that worked without any issues, but when I tried to connect my phone to the Mavic Air controller, it just didn’t work. Everything seemed to be good but nothing worked. So, after a week of a battling with this — what did I do?
The solution: USB DEBUGGING
- Go to your phone’s SETTINGS -> SYSTEM -> DEVELOPER OPTIONS and search for Usb Debugging
- Set your phone’s USB Debugging ON(!!)
- After that, my OnePlus phone connected to the Mavic Air Controller without issues
Sh*t. Apologies for swearing, but after all the fighting the solution to this problem was SO simple. I can’t even count the hours that I tried to get this work. I also asked from my friends who has an Mavic drone that if they’ve had issues like I had — but they didn’t.
Usually the answer is so near that you just can’t see it. So, at least try this: go to your phone settings and set the USB DEBUGGING ON and try if the controller connects to your phone. And I don’t know if this is only OnePlus thing or what. Anyways, I hope this helps someone and you can fly your drone with the controller after reading this!
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