How to Connect DJI Spark to a Phone or Tablet

Introduction

Mobile device next to Spark drone.
The DJI Spark drone and it's remote control feature Wi-Fi connectivity that allows you to:

  • Fly the drone with the mobile device, while the mobile device is connected to the drone's Wi-Fi.
  • Fly the drone with the remote control and view the camera with the mobile device, while the mobile device is attached to the remote control and connected to the remote control's Wi-Fi.

This guide will show you how to connect your mobile device to the drone or to it's remote control over Wi-Fi.

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Mobile device next to Spark drone.
The DJI Spark drone and it's remote control feature Wi-Fi connectivity that allows you to:

  • Fly the drone with the mobile device, while the mobile device is connected to the drone's Wi-Fi.
  • Fly the drone with the remote control and view the camera with the mobile device, while the mobile device is attached to the remote control and connected to the remote control's Wi-Fi.

This guide will show you how to connect your mobile device to the drone or to it's remote control over Wi-Fi.

As with all Drone flying, please keep the following in mind:

  • Make sure you are properly registered with the Federal Aviation Administration, or qualify to fly without registration.
  • Make sure you have permission to fly from the person or group that owns the land you'll be over.
  • Make sure you are in-touch with the control tower before flying near an airport.
  • Make sure there's no obstructions, such as power lines or trees, above your flight area that could cause problems.
  • Make sure there's no one below your flight area that could be hurt.
  • Make sure you are not near government infrastructure or other sensitive properties.
  • Make sure the weather is safe to fly in.
  • Make sure you keep your drone in your sight at all times, and get help from an observer if necessary.
For more detailed information, please visit:
http://knowbeforeyoufly.org/
  1. Locate the sticker with the QR code and Wi-Fi credentials:
    • On the storage case
      Sticker highlighted on drone's carrying case.
    • Or, if you don't have the storage case handy, you can take note of the Wi-Fi credentials from inside the drone's battery compartment
      Sticker highlighted inside drone's battery compartment.
  2. Make sure the gimbal cover is removed so the gimbal can move freely during the warm up process.
    Gimbal cover being removed from drone.
  3. With the battery inserted, press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on rear of drone.
  4. If the drone was previously linked with the remote control, the drone's Wi-Fi will be disabled and not show up on your mobile device. To enable the drone's Wi-Fi, press and hold the power button for six seconds until you hear a double beep.

    After holding the power button for three seconds you will hear a single beep. Wait three more seconds and only release the button after you hear the double beep.

  1. Launch the DJ GO 4 app on your mobile device.
    DJI GO 4.
  2. Make sure Spark is selected in the app. If it isn't, tap the device's name in the top left corner.
    Drone name highlighted in mobile app.
  3. And select Spark from the list.
    Spark drone highlighted on selection screen.
  4. Then tap the menu icon in the top right corner.
    Menu icon highlighted in mobile app.
  5. And select Scan QR Code.
    Scan QR Code option highlighted in app menu.
  6. Tap QR Connection.
    QR Connection highlighted in QR code scanner.
  7. Point the mobile device's camera to the QR code and make sure it's placed within the square box in the middle of the screen.
    Focus box highlighted in QR scanner.
  8. Hold steady for the QR code to be scanned to establish the connection.
  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android Settings.
  2. Make sure Wi-Fi is set to ON.
    Settings menu with W-FI on. Screenshot
  3. Select Wi-Fi.
    Settings menu with Wi-Fi highlighted. Screenshot
  4. Select the Spark network from the list.
    Wi-Fi list with Spark highlighted. Screenshot
  5. Enter the Wi-Fi password, then select Connect. The Wi-Fi password is on the side of the box, and inside the battery compartment of your drone.
    Wi-Fi password entry with Connect highlighted. Screenshot
    Carrying case for Spark drone
    Battery compartment.

Depending on what device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be the same across all iOS devices and generations.

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi.
    Settings menu with Wi-Fi listed. Screenshot
  3. Locate and tap the Spark network.
    Wi-Fi list with Spark highlighted. Screenshot
  4. Enter in the Wi-Fi password, then Join. The password is located on the box, or in the battery compartment of your Spark.
    Wi-Fi password entry with Join highlighted. Screenshot
    Carrying case for Spark drone
    Battery compartment. Screenshot

To complete the following steps, you will need both your remote control and drone handy.

On the Remote Control

  1. Locate the sticker with the QR code and Wi-Fi credentials on the back of the remote control.
    Wi-Fi credentials highlighted on back of the remote control.
  2. Press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on Spark remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Make sure the gimbal cover is removed so the gimbal can move freely during the warm-up process.
    Gimbal cover being removed from drone.
  2. Press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on rear of drone.
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  1. Launch the DJ GO 4 app on your mobile device.
    DJI GO 4.
  2. Make sure Spark is selected in the app. If it isn't, tap the device's name in the top left corner.
    Drone name highlighted in mobile app.
  3. And select Spark from the list.
    Spark drone highlighted on selection screen.
  4. Then tap the menu icon in the top right corner.
    Menu icon highlighted in mobile app.
  5. And select Scan QR Code.
    Scan QR Code option highlighted in app menu.
  6. Tap QR Connection.
    QR Connection highlighted in QR code scanner.
  7. Point the mobile device's camera to the QR code and make sure it's placed within the square box in the middle of the screen.
    Focus box highlighted in QR scanner.
  8. Hold steady for the QR code to be scanned to establish the connection.
  1. Unfold the mobile device clamps.
    RC being unfolded.
  2. If your mobile device has a home button in the middle, make sure it's positioned between the bigger teeth of the clamp.
    Clamp teeth pointed out, to properly position mobile device.
  3. Insert the mobile device into one clamp first, then into the other clamp to secure it.
    Arrows pointing how to fold the clamps.

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.

  1. Open Settings on your mobile device.
    Android Settings.
  2. Go to Wi-Fi.
    Settings menu with Wi-Fi highlighted.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi network that matches the one on the back of the remote control.
    Android Wi-Fi list with Spark RC highlighted.
  4. Enter the Wi-Fi password "12341234", then tap Connect.
    Wi-Fi connection screen with 12341234 and connect highlighted.

Depending on what device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be the same across all iOS devices and generations.

  1. Open Settings on your mobile device.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Go to Wi-Fi.
    Settings menu with Wi-Fi listed.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi network that matches the one on the back of the remote control.
    iOS Wi-Fi list. Spark-RC highlighted.
  4. Enter the Wi-Fi password "12341234", then tap Join to connect.
    Wi-Fi password entry with Join highlighted.

To complete the following steps, you will need both your drone and remote control handy.

Ensure the drone and remote control are within 8 inches of each other.

On the Drone

  1. Press and hold the power button for about three seconds and release it when you hear a single beep.
    Power button highlighted on rear of drone.

On the Remote Control

  1. Press and hold the Flight Pause button, Function button and Customizable button simultaneously until the remote control starts beeping.
    Linking buttons highlighted on remote control.
  2. The drone and remote control will be linked when the status indicator light turns solid green.
    Status LED pointed out on remote control.
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