How to Update a Parrot Bebop 2 Drone

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to update your Parrot drone's firmware with your mobile device.
You'll Need:
  • A mobile device with the FreeFlight Pro app already installed.
  • The drone to be connected to the mobile device before checking for an update.

1 Update Firmware

To benefit from new features, improvements and bug fixes you need to keep your Parrot drone's firmware up to date. The update needs to be performed in the following order:

  1. Connect your mobile device to your drone's Wi-Fi and launch the FreeFlight Pro app to automatically retrieve the drone's firmware version.
  2. Connect your mobile device to a Wi-Fi with internet access to check for and download any available updates onto your mobile device.
  3. Connect your mobile device to your drone's Wi-Fi and launch the FreeFlight Pro app to install the downloaded update(s) onto the drone.

You only have to perform step 1 the first time you use your drone. After that, you only need to perform steps 2 and 3.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to update your Parrot drone's firmware with your mobile device.
You'll Need:
  • A mobile device with the FreeFlight Pro app already installed.
  • The drone to be connected to the mobile device before checking for an update.

To benefit from new features, improvements and bug fixes you need to keep your Parrot drone's firmware up to date. The update needs to be performed in the following order:

  1. Connect your mobile device to your drone's Wi-Fi and launch the FreeFlight Pro app to automatically retrieve the drone's firmware version.
  2. Connect your mobile device to a Wi-Fi with internet access to check for and download any available updates onto your mobile device.
  3. Connect your mobile device to your drone's Wi-Fi and launch the FreeFlight Pro app to install the downloaded update(s) onto the drone.

You only have to perform step 1 the first time you use your drone. After that, you only need to perform steps 2 and 3.

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  1. Press and release the button on the rear end of the drone to turn it on.
    Drone with button on rear highlighted.
  2. The drone will make an initialization sound and the button will light up and blink a few times until it stabilizes.

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

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.
    Android Settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is set to On at the top.
    Wi-Fi with On toggle highlighted.
  4. Select your home's Wi-Fi network from the list.
    Wi-Fi settings with Connection Highlighted.
  5. If required, enter the Wi-Fi password for the network, then select Connect.
  1. Launch the FreeFlight Pro app on your mobile device.
    FreeFlight Pro App.
  2. Go to the Menu in the top left.
    Menu button highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  3. And select Check for updates.
    Check for updates option highlighted in menu of FreeFlight Pro app.
  4. If there is an available update for your drone, you will see a download option to the right of its name. Tap Download.
    Download button highlighted in Update menu of FreeFlight Pro app.
  5. Wait for the download to complete and for the Ready for Update message to appear, then tap the back arrow in the top left.
    Back arrow highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  6. At this point you need to switch from the Wi-Fi with internet access to the your drone's Wi-Fi.
    FreeFlight Pro app showing connect your drone message after update was downloaded.
Depending on your exact 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.
    Android Settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Select the Bebop2_xxxxx Wi-Fi network from the list.
    Network name highlighted in Wi-Fi list on Android.
    By default, you don't need to enter a Wi-Fi password. You only need to enter one if you set it yourself.
  1. Launch the FreeFlight Pro app on your mobile device.
    FreeFlight Pro App.
  2. A prompt will pop up showing an update is required for your connected drone. Tap OK to continue.
    OK button highlighted Update Required prompt in FreeFlight Pro app.
  3. Tap Install to the right of the drone's name.
    Install button highlighted in Update menu of FreeFlight Pro app.
  4. Wait for the update file to be sent to the drone until you get a prompt to restart the drone. Tap OK to continue. This will disconnect your mobile device from the drone.
    OK button highlighted on drone restart prompt in FreeFlight Pro app.
  5. Wait for the drone to install the update, restart and reconnect to your mobile device.
    Waiting for reconnection message highlighted in Update menu of FreeFlight Pro app.

    If your drone doesn't reconnect automatically within three minutes, you'll have to reconnect it manually.

  6. Once your drone has reconnected it should show it's up to date.
    Up to date message showing in Update menu of FreeFlight Pro app.

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.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    iOS Wi-Fi
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is set to On.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted on iOS.
  4. Select your home's Wi-Fi network from the list.
    Wi-Fi network highlighted in iOS settings.
  5. If required, enter the Wi-Fi password for the network, then select Join.
  1. Launch the FreeFlight Pro app on your mobile device.
    FreeFlight Pro App.
  2. Go to the Menu in the top left.
    Menu button highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  3. And select Check for updates.
    Check for updates option highlighted in menu of FreeFlight Pro app.
  4. If there is an available update for your drone, you will see a download option to the right of its name. Tap Download.
    Download button highlighted in Update menu of FreeFlight Pro app.
  5. Wait for the download to complete and for the Ready for Update message to appear, then tap the back arrow in the top left.
    Back arrow highlighted in FreeFlight Pro app.
  6. At this point you need to switch from the Wi-Fi with internet access to the your drone's Wi-Fi.
    FreeFlight Pro app showing connect your drone message after update was downloaded.
Depending on your exact 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 Apple iOS devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    iOS Wi-Fi
  3. Select the Bebop2_xxxxx Wi-Fi network from the list.
    Network name highlighted in Wi-Fi list on iOS.
    By default, you don't need to enter a Wi-Fi password. You only need to enter one if you set it yourself.
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