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How to Calibrate a DJI Drone's Compass

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Introduction

Before piloting your DJI drone outside for the first time or if it started flying erratically or not flying normally after a while, you may need to calibrate its compass.

Calibrating your drone's compass on a regular basis can cause more harm than good to its operation. Only perform the calibration if:

  • You're flying at a location farther than six miles away from the last flight location.
  • The drone hasn't been flown for more than one month.
  • The DJI GO 4 app persistently shows compass interference warnings after changing location.
Before You Begin:
You must have the app installed on your phone or tablet.
DJI.

1 Calibrate Your DJI Drone's Compass

  1. Launch the DJI GO 4 app.
    DJI GO 4 App.
  2. Go to the menu in the top right corner.
    Menu icon highlighted in DJI GO 4 app.
  3. Then go to the drone tab on the top left.
    Drone icon highlighted in DJI GO 4 app settings.
  4. Go to Advanced Settings at the bottom.
    Advanced Settings option highlighted in DJI GO 4 app settings.
  5. Then go to Sensor State.
    Sensor State option highlighted in DJI GO 4 app settings.
  6. Select Compass in the top middle.
    Compass tab highlighted in DJI GO 4 app settings.
  7. And tap Calibrate Compass.
    Calibrate Compass option highlighted in DJI GO 4 app settings.
  8. Rotate the drone as indicated in the app. The app will wait for you to complete each rotation correctly.
    DJI drone compass calibration instructions shown in the DJI GO 4 app.

    Only calibrate your drone's compass in a wide open location and make sure no magnets or metal objects are within 5 feet of your drone.

  9. Your drone is now calibrated and safe to be flown.

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Before piloting your DJI drone outside for the first time or if it started flying erratically or not flying normally after a while, you may need to calibrate its compass.

Calibrating your drone's compass on a regular basis can cause more harm than good to its operation. Only perform the calibration if:

  • You're flying at a location farther than six miles away from the last flight location.
  • The drone hasn't been flown for more than one month.
  • The DJI GO 4 app persistently shows compass interference warnings after changing location.
Before You Begin:
You must have the app installed on your phone or tablet.
DJI.
  1. Launch the DJI GO 4 app.
    DJI GO 4 App.
  2. Go to the menu in the top right corner.
    Menu icon highlighted in DJI GO 4 app.
  3. Then go to the drone tab on the top left.
    Drone icon highlighted in DJI GO 4 app settings.
  4. Go to Advanced Settings at the bottom.
    Advanced Settings option highlighted in DJI GO 4 app settings.
  5. Then go to Sensor State.
    Sensor State option highlighted in DJI GO 4 app settings.
  6. Select Compass in the top middle.
    Compass tab highlighted in DJI GO 4 app settings.
  7. And tap Calibrate Compass.
    Calibrate Compass option highlighted in DJI GO 4 app settings.
  8. Rotate the drone as indicated in the app. The app will wait for you to complete each rotation correctly.
    DJI drone compass calibration instructions shown in the DJI GO 4 app.

    Only calibrate your drone's compass in a wide open location and make sure no magnets or metal objects are within 5 feet of your drone.

  9. Your drone is now calibrated and safe to be flown.