How to Set Up Peripherals for DJI Mavic Air Drone

Introduction

Drone being controlled with remote and goggles.
Flying a drone is a great way to have fun. DJI drones allow you to connect peripherals to them so you can enjoy them even more. This guide will show you how to set up peripherals for your DJI drone.

? What peripheral would you like to set up?

  1. Link a remote control with the drone
  2. Connect a mobile device with the remote control
  3. Connect a mobile device with the drone over Wi-Fi
  4. Set up an extra battery
  5. Set up the DJI Goggles

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Drone being controlled with remote and goggles.
Flying a drone is a great way to have fun. DJI drones allow you to connect peripherals to them so you can enjoy them even more. This guide will show you how to set up peripherals for your DJI drone.

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

On the Remote Control

  1. 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 remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Make sure the drone is unfolded and gimbal cover is removed so the propellers and 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 bottom of drone.

The remote control is linked with the drone out of the box. They only need to be linked if you can no longer pilot the drone with the remote control.

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

Ensure the drone and remote control are within 20 inches of each other.

On the Drone

  1. Press and hold the function button on the rear end of the drone for about two seconds and release it when you hear a single beep.
    Function button highlighted on rear of Mavic Air.

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.

Depending on the size of your mobile device and where the connection port is located on it, there are two ways to connect it to the remote control:

Using the Clamp Connector

  1. Unfold the mobile device clamps.
    RC being unfolded.
  2. Align the side connector on the left clamp with the port on the mobile device.
    Side connector on RC highlighted and slide direction pointed out.
  3. 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.
  4. Insert the mobile device into the left clamp first, then into the right clamp to secure it.
    Arrows pointing how to fold the clamps.

Using the Extension Cable

  1. Unfold the mobile device clamps.
    RC being unfolded.
  2. Push the side connector into the outward position on the left clamp.
    Side connector positions on left clamp of RC.
  3. Disconnect side cable from the remote controller.
    Side cable disconnected from the remote controller.
  4. Connect the provided USB cable into the bottom port of the remote controller.
    USB cable plugged into bottom of remote controller.
  5. Insert the mobile device into one of the clamps first, then into the other one to secure it.
    Mobile device being inserted into remote controller clamps.
  6. Connect the Micro USB end of the cable into the side port of the mobile device.
    Micro USB connector being plugged into side mobile device.

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

On the Remote Control

  1. 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 remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Make sure the drone is unfolded and gimbal cover is removed so the propellers and 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 bottom of drone.
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  1. Make sure the headband is firmly connected to the goggles body.
    Arrow showing how to connect headband to goggles body.
  2. Plug the smaller end of the provided USB cable into the headband.
    Micro USB port highlighted on goggles headband.
  3. Plug the other end of the same cable into the charger then plug the charger into a power outlet.
    USB charger plugged in
  4. The battery indicator lights will start scrolling until they turn off meaning the goggles are charged.
    Battery indicator lights are lit on goggles.
  1. Launch the DJI Assistant 2 app.
    DJI Assistant 2.
  2. If you don't see your email address in the top right corner, click Login.
    Login highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  3. Fill in your DJI account information then click Sign In.
    Login prompt highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  1. Press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it for about two seconds to turn on the goggles.
    Power button highlighted on goggles.
  2. Put on the goggles.
    Goggles being put on.
  3. Navigate the goggles interface using the touch panel on the right side. Swipe with one finger up, down, front (for right) and back (for left) to move the selection and tap to choose the selected option.
    Touch panel highlighted on right side of the goggles.
  4. Choose your preferred Language.
    Language selection screen in goggles menu.
  5. Select Next on the Welcome screen.
    Next option highlighted on Welcome screen of goggles interface.
  6. Read the Terms of Use, check the box to accept them and select Next.
    Checkbox pointed out and Next option highlighted on Terms of Use screen.
  7. For the activation type, choose With DJI Assistant 2 then select Next.
    With DJI Assistant 2 and Next options highlighted on Activation Type screen.
  8. Take off the goggles.
    Goggles interface instructing to take them off.
  9. Plug the smaller end of the provided USB cable into the headband.
    Micro USB cable being plugged into goggles headband.
  10. Plug the other end of the same cable into the computer.
    USB cable being plugged into computer.
  1. In the DJI Assistant 2 app, select your goggles under Connected Devices.
    Goggles highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  2. You will be prompted to activate the goggles. Click Start Activation.
    Start Activation option highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  3. Make sure your DJI account information is correct and click Confirm Your Account.
    Confirm Your Account option highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  4. Once the goggles are activated, click Complete to finish.
    Complete option highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  1. In the DJI Assistant 2 app, select your goggles under Connected Devices.
    Goggles highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  2. Look for the Latest Version available in the Firmware List and click Upgrade.
    Latest Version pointed out and Upgrade button highlighted in Firmware List of DJI Assistant 2.
  3. Click Start Update.
    Start Update option highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  4. Wait for the update to complete. The process may take several minutes to finish.

    Do not turn off or disconnect the goggles or exit the app during the update.

    Goggles firmware update in progress.
  5. Once the update is completed, click Back to finish.
    Back button highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  1. Plug the smaller end of the provided USB cable into the headband.
    Micro USB cable plugged into goggles.
  2. Plug the other end of the same cable into the USB port on the bottom side of the remote control.
    USB port highlighted on remote control.
  3. Once the devices are powered on, you should see the live view of the drone camera in the goggles.

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

On the Remote Control

  1. 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 remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Make sure the drone is unfolded and gimbal cover is removed so the propellers and 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 bottom of drone.

The remote control is linked with the drone out of the box. They only need to be linked if you can no longer pilot the drone with the remote control.

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

Ensure the drone and remote control are within 20 inches of each other.

On the Drone

  1. Press and hold the function button on the rear end of the drone for about two seconds and release it when you hear a single beep.
    Function button highlighted on rear of Mavic Air.

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.
Show Me How

Clicking this button will open a new guide that will provide you with steps to resolve your issue.

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Clicking this button will open a new guide that will provide you with steps to resolve your issue.

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