How to Set Up a DJI Spark Drone

Introduction

The Spark is DJI's smallest flying camera with multiple ways to enjoy and record to your heart's content. We will be setting up your new drone so you can start playing with it right away. To start we will:

  • Fully charge your drone's battery.
  • Make sure the DJI Go 4 app is installed.
  • Connect the controlling device to the drone(either the Remote Control or a mobile device).
  • Setup and activate your drone.


DJI Spark

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 Charging

Your Spark drone has an intelligent battery, that will not start up if it is not fully charged. Please charge your battery to full first.

  1. Plug in the USB cable into the provided AC adapter and plug that into a power outlet.
    USB charger plugged in
  2. Plug the other end into the Spark.
    USB plugged into drone
  3. The battery will be done charging when the lights are all on or all off.
    Battery indicator lights

2 OS Choice

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen

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  2. iOS

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The Spark is DJI's smallest flying camera with multiple ways to enjoy and record to your heart's content. We will be setting up your new drone so you can start playing with it right away. To start we will:

  • Fully charge your drone's battery.
  • Make sure the DJI Go 4 app is installed.
  • Connect the controlling device to the drone(either the Remote Control or a mobile device).
  • Setup and activate your drone.


DJI Spark

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/

Your Spark drone has an intelligent battery, that will not start up if it is not fully charged. Please charge your battery to full first.

  1. Plug in the USB cable into the provided AC adapter and plug that into a power outlet.
    USB charger plugged in
  2. Plug the other end into the Spark.
    USB plugged into drone
  3. The battery will be done charging when the lights are all on or all off.
    Battery indicator lights

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
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  1. Let's first connect your RC to your drone. Turn on your drone.
    Drone with power button highlighted. Illustration
  2. Turn on your Remote Control (RC) by pressing the Power button. The indicator light should be red.
    RC with Power button and indicator light highlighted
  3. Push the Power button for 3 seconds. The lights on the drone should be blinking red.
    Drone with power button highlighted. Illustration
  4. On the controller press and hold the Flight Pause Button and the Function Button and the customize button simultaneously.
    RC with Flight pause and function buttons highlighted
  5. The indicator light should turn green.
    RC with green indicator light highlighted
  6. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android Settings.
  7. Make sure Wi-Fi is set to ON.
    Settings menu with W-FI on. Screenshot
  8. Select Wi-Fi.
    Settings menu with Wi-Fi highlighted. Screenshot
  9. Select the Spark RC network from the list.
    Android Wi-Fi list with Spark RC highlighted. Screenshot
  10. Enter the Wi-Fi password "12341234", then select Connect.
    Wi-Fi connection screen with 12341234 and connect highlighted. Screenshot


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  1. Open the DJ Go 4 app on your mobile device.
    App Icon. Screenshot
  2. Tap I Agree.
    Terms of use with I Agree highlighted. Screenshot
  3. Tap the Checkbox, then tap I Agree.
    Terms of Use with checkbox and i agree highlighted. Screenshot
  4. Select which Location information you want to allow the app to have access too. Leaving some items disabled might affect features. Tap Next when done.
    Permissions with options highlighted. Screenshot
  5. The App will ask you if you want to join a product improvement program, it is optional. Choose either Join or Do not consider.
    Product program with Join or Do not consider highlighted. Screenshot
  6. Tap Sign In.
    Sign in screen. Screenshot
  7. It will prompt you to activate your Spark. Tap Next.
    App splash screen with Next highlighted. Screenshot
  8. Tap on the checkbox, and tap I Agree.
    Terms of use screen with checkbox and I agree highlighted. Screenshot
  9. Name the drone. Then tap Continue.
    Drone naming page with Name and continue highlighted. Screenshot
  10. Choose a measurement system. Then tap Continue.
    Measurement page with choices and Continue highlighted. Screenshot
  11. Choose if you want/need Beginner Mode. Then tap Continue.
    Beginner mode page with on off slider and continue highlighted. Screenshot
  12. Choose to enable Advanced Gesture Control. Then tap Continue.
    Advanced Gesture Control with On off slider and Continue highlighted. Screenshot
  13. Now we want to connect your mobile device to your normal internet.
    • Click on Home Button.
    • Go to Settings.
      Settings icon
    • Go to Wi-FI.
      Settings menu with Wi-Fi highlighted. Screenshot
    • Join your normal Wi-Fi.
      Android Wi-Fi list with Your Wi-Fi highlighted. Screenshot
  14. Go back to Go4 Pro app.
    App Icon. Screenshot
  15. Tap on Activate.
    App with Activate button highlighted. Screenshot
  16. Now we need to connect your Drone's Wi-Fi.
    • Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
      Android Settings.
    • Select Wi-Fi.
      Settings menu with Wi-Fi highlighted. Screenshot
    • Select the Spark network from the list.
      Wi-Fi list with Spark highlighted. Screenshot
    • Enter the Wi-Fi password. It is on the side of the box, and inside the battery compartment of your drone. Then select Connect.
      Wi-Fi password entry witj Connect highlighted. Screenshot
      Carrying case for Spark drone
      Battery compartment. Screenshot
  17. Open the DJ Go 4 app on your mobile device.
    Go4 app icon
  18. After a few seconds, you are activated.
    Activated Screen. Screenshot
  19. Congratulations, you are setup and ready to fly!
  1. Open the DJ Go 4 app on your mobile device.
    App Icon. Screenshot
  2. Tap I Agree.
    Terms of use with I Agree highlighted. Screenshot
  3. Tap the Checkbox, then tap I Agree.
    Terms of Use with checkbox and i agree highlighted. Screenshot
  4. Select which Location information you want to allow the app to have access too. Leaving some items disabled might affect features. Tap Next when done.
    Permissions with options highlighted. Screenshot
  5. The App will ask you if you want to join a product improvement program, it is optional. Choose either Join or Do not consider.
    Product program with Join or Do not consider highlighted. Screenshot
  6. Tap Sign Up.
    Signup splash screen. Screenshot.
  7. Fill in information. then tap Sign Up.
    Sign up information. Screenshot
  8. Make a password, tap the checkbox, tap Next.
    Password creation, with checkbox and Next highlighted. Screenshot
  9. Finish Registration by entering your Name, Gender, and Country/Region. Tap Complete when done.
    Final registration page with Name Gender and Country highlighted. Screenshot
  10. It will prompt you to activate your Spark. Tap Next.
    App splash screen with Next highlighted. Screenshot
  11. Tap on the checkbox, and tap I Agree.
    Terms of use screen with checkbox and I agree highlighted. Screenshot
  12. Name the drone. Then tap Continue.
    Drone naming page with Name and continue highlighted. Screenshot
  13. Choose a measurement system. Then tap Continue.
    Measurement page with choices and Continue highlighted. Screenshot
  14. Choose if you want/need Beginner Mode. Then tap Continue.
    Beginner mode page with on off slider and continue highlighted. Screenshot
  15. Choose to enable Advanced Gesture Control. Then tap Continue.
    Advanced Gesture Control with On off slider and Continue highlighted. Screenshot
  16. Now we want to connect your mobile device to your normal internet.
    • Click on Home Button.
    • Go to Settings.
      Settings icon
    • Go to Wi-FI.
      Settings menu with Wi-Fi highlighted. Screenshot
    • Join your normal Wi-Fi.
      Android Wi-Fi list with Your Wi-Fi highlighted. Screenshot
  17. Go back to Go4 Pro app.
    App Icon. Screenshot
  18. Tap on Activate.
    App with Activate button highlighted. Screenshot
  19. Now we need to connect your Drone's Wi-Fi.
    • Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
      Android Settings.
    • Select Wi-Fi.
      Settings menu with Wi-Fi highlighted. Screenshot
    • Select the Spark network from the list.
      Wi-Fi list with Spark highlighted. Screenshot
    • Enter the Wi-Fi password. It is on the side of the box, and inside the battery compartment of your drone. Then select Connect.
      Wi-Fi password entry witj Connect highlighted. Screenshot
      Carrying case for Spark drone
      Battery compartment. Screenshot
  20. Open the DJ Go 4 app on your mobile device.
    Go4 app icon
  21. After a few seconds, you are activated.
    Activated Screen. Screenshot
  22. Congratulations, you are setup and ready to fly!
  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.
  1. Launch the Play Store on your smartphone.
    Google Play Store.
  2. Select the search bar at the top.
    Google Play Store with Search bar highlighted.
  3. Type in DJI Pro 4, then select the found app from the list.
    Search screen with input and app highlighted. Screenshot
  4. Select Install.
    App screen with Install highlighted. Screenshot
  5. Optional: This app requires special permissions, listed here. Select Accept.
    Special permissions with Accept highlighted. Screenshot
  6. Tap Open to use it.
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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. Let's first connect your RC to your drone. Turn on your drone.
    Drone with power button highlighted. Illustration
  2. Turn on your Remote Control (RC) by pressing the Power button. The indicator light should be red.
    RC with Power button and indicator light highlighted
  3. Push the Power button for 3 seconds. The lights on the drone should be blinking red.
    Drone with power button highlighted. Illustration
  4. On the controller press and hold the Flight Pause Button and the Function Button and the customize button simultaneously.
    RC with Flight pause and function buttons highlighted
  5. The indicator light should turn green.
    RC with green indicator light highlighted
  6. Your drone is now connected to your Remote Control. We will now connect your mobile device to your Remote Control.
  7. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    iOS Settings.
  8. Tap Wi-Fi.
    Settings menu with Wi-Fi listed. Screenshot
  9. Locate and tap the Spark-RC network.
    iOS Wi-Fi list. Spark-RC highlighted. Screenshot
  10. Enter in the Wi-Fi password "12341234", then tap Join to connect.
    Wi-Fi password entry with Join highlighted. Screenshot
To better assist you, please answer this question.
  1. Open the DJ Go 4 app on your mobile device.
    App Icon. Screenshot
  2. Tap I Agree.
    Terms of use with I Agree highlighted. Screenshot
  3. Tap the Checkbox, then tap I Agree.
    Terms of Use with checkbox and i agree highlighted. Screenshot
  4. Select which Location information you want to allow the app to have access too. Leaving some items disabled might affect features. Tap Next when done.
    Permissions with options highlighted. Screenshot
  5. The App will ask you if you want to join a product improvement program, it is optional. Choose either Join or Do not consider.
    Product program with Join or Do not consider highlighted. Screenshot
  6. Tap Sign In.
    Sign in screen. Screenshot
  7. It will prompt you to activate your Spark. Tap Next.
    App splash screen with Next highlighted. Screenshot
  8. Tap on the checkbox, and tap I Agree.
    Terms of use screen with checkbox and I agree highlighted. Screenshot
  9. Name the drone. Then tap Continue.
    Drone naming page with Name and continue highlighted. Screenshot
  10. Choose a measurement system. Then tap Continue.
    Measurement page with choices and Continue highlighted. Screenshot
  11. Choose if you want/need Beginner Mode. Then tap Continue.
    Beginner mode page with on off slider and continue highlighted. Screenshot
  12. Choose to enable Advanced Gesture Control. Then tap Continue.
    Advanced Gesture Control with On off slider and Continue highlighted. Screenshot
  13. Now we want to connect your mobile device to your normal internet.
    • Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
      iOS Settings.
    • Tap Wi-Fi.
      Settings menu with Wi-Fi listed. Screenshot
    • Locate and tap Your Wi-Fi network.
      iOS Wi-fi list with your wi-fi highlighted. Screenshot
    • If needed, enter in the Wi-Fi password. Tap Join.
      Wi-Fi password entry with Join highlighted. Screenshot
  14. Go back to Go4 Pro app.
    App Icon. Screenshot
  15. Tap on Activate.
    App with Activate button highlighted. Screenshot
  16. Now we need to connect your Drone's Wi-Fi.
    • Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
      iOS Settings.
    • Tap Wi-Fi.
      Settings menu with Wi-Fi listed. Screenshot
    • Locate and tap the Spark network.
      Wi-Fi list with Spark highlighted. Screenshot
    • Enter in the Wi-Fi password. It is located on the box, or in the battery compartment of your Spark. Tap Join.
      Wi-Fi password entry with Join highlighted. Screenshot
      Carrying case for Spark drone
      Battery compartment. Screenshot
  17. Open the DJ Go 4 app on your mobile device.
    Go4 app icon
  18. After a few seconds, you are activated.
    Activated Screen. Screenshot
  19. Congratulations, you are setup and ready to fly!
  1. Open the DJ Go 4 app on your mobile device.
    App Icon. Screenshot
  2. Tap I Agree.
    Terms of use with I Agree highlighted. Screenshot
  3. Tap the Checkbox, then tap I Agree.
    Terms of Use with checkbox and i agree highlighted. Screenshot
  4. Select which Location information you want to allow the app to have access too. Leaving some items disabled might affect features. Tap Next when done.
    Permissions with options highlighted. Screenshot
  5. The App will ask you if you want to join a product improvement program, it is optional. Choose either Join or Do not consider.
    Product program with Join or Do not consider highlighted. Screenshot
  6. Tap Sign Up.
    Signup splash screen. Screenshot.
  7. Fill in information. then tap Sign Up.
    Sign up information. Screenshot
  8. Make a password, tap the checkbox, tap Next.
    Password creation, with checkbox and Next highlighted. Screenshot
  9. Finish Registration by entering your Name, Gender, and Country/Region. Tap Complete when done.
    Final registration page with Name Gender and Country highlighted. Screenshot
  10. It will prompt you to activate your Spark. Tap Next.
    App splash screen with Next highlighted. Screenshot
  11. Tap on the checkbox, and tap I Agree.
    Terms of use screen with checkbox and I agree highlighted. Screenshot
  12. Name the drone. Then tap Continue.
    Drone naming page with Name and continue highlighted. Screenshot
  13. Choose a measurement system. Then tap Continue.
    Measurement page with choices and Continue highlighted. Screenshot
  14. Choose if you want/need Beginner Mode. Then tap Continue.
    Beginner mode page with on off slider and continue highlighted. Screenshot
  15. Choose to enable Advanced Gesture Control. Then tap Continue.
    Advanced Gesture Control with On off slider and Continue highlighted. Screenshot
  16. Now we want to connect your mobile device to your normal internet.
    • Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
      iOS Settings.
    • Tap Wi-Fi.
      Settings menu with Wi-Fi listed. Screenshot
    • Locate and tap Your Wi-Fi network.
      iOS Wi-fi list with your wi-fi highlighted. Screenshot
    • If needed, enter in the Wi-Fi password. Tap Join.
      Wi-Fi password entry with Join highlighted. Screenshot
  17. Go back to Go4 Pro app.
    App Icon. Screenshot
  18. Tap on Activate.
    App with Activate button highlighted. Screenshot
  19. Now we need to connect your Drone's Wi-Fi.
    • Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
      iOS Settings.
    • Tap Wi-Fi.
      Settings menu with Wi-Fi listed. Screenshot
    • Locate and tap the Spark network.
      Wi-Fi list with Spark highlighted. Screenshot
    • Enter in the Wi-Fi password. It is located on the box, or in the battery compartment of your Spark. Tap Join.
      Wi-Fi password entry with Join highlighted. Screenshot
      Carrying case for Spark drone
      Battery compartment. Screenshot
  20. Open the DJ Go 4 app on your mobile device.
    Go4 app icon
  21. After a few seconds, you are activated.
    Activated Screen. Screenshot
  22. Congratulations, you are setup and ready to fly!

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
  1. Launch the App Store.
    Apple App Store.
  2. Tap Search in the bottom right corner.
    App Store Search Button.
  3. Type DJI Pro 4 in the search bar at the top. The app will show up below. Tap Get, then Install and finally Open.
    DJI Pro 4 search with GET highlighted. Screenshot
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