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DJI Mavic Mini FAQ's

Still got questions? You may find your answers here. There are over 40 answers on subjects that include; the drone itself, gimbal and camera, remote control, propulsion, video transmission, and upgrading.

DJI Mavic Mini FAQ's


The weight of 249 grams places Mavic Mini in the lowest and safest weight class of drones, which in many countries may exempt it from certain regulations. For example, in the United States and Canada, you can fly Mavic Mini without the need to register your drone with the government. This will also apply in Australia under the new drone rules.

When the aircraft is in S mode, the maximum flight speed is 13 m/s.

To ensure transportation safety, Mavic Mini flight batteries are set to Sleep mode before shipping. Simply connect the aircraft with the battery charger to activate the battery and begin using. 

Connect your mobile device with the remote controller, then connect with Mavic Mini via the DJI Fly app. Follow the app instructions to activate Mavic Mini. 

Yes. Mavic Mini comes with a dedicated remote controller, and the control sticks can even be detached for convenient transportation and storage. 

Currently, light gray is the only color option for Mavic Mini. However, a DIY Creative Kit is available, which provides blank shell stickers and colorful markers that can be used to personalize and decorate Mavic Mini. The DIY Kit comes with the Fly More Combo and can be purchased separately from Southern Sun Drones.

Always unfold the front arms first, followed by the rear arms. 

No. A microSD card is required in order to store images and footage. 

Recommended microSD cards:
16GB: Sandisk Extreme, Lexar 633x

32GB: Samsung Pro Endurance, Samsung EVO Plus, SanDisk Industrial, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme Pro V30 A1, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x

64GB: Samsung Pro Endurance, SamSung EVO Plus, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x, Lexar 1000x, Toshiba Exceria M303 V30 A1, Netac PRO V30 A1

128GB: Samsung Pro Plus, Samsung EVO Plus, SanDisk Extreme V30 A1, SanDisk Extreme Plus V30 A1, Lexar 633x, Lexar 667x, Lexar 1000x, Toshiba Exceria M303 V30 A1, Netac PRO V30 A1

256GB: SanDisk Extreme V30 A1

No. It is strongly recommended to purchase Mavic Mini with a microSD card. 


No. Use Mavic Mini with the 360° Propeller Guard to fully protect the propellers and improve flight safety. 

Yes. Always be sure to observe the surrounding environment carefully and set a proper altitude to avoid obstacles when using the Return to Home function. 

Yes. DJI Fly app QuickShot modes include Dronie, Circle, Helix, and Rocket. In the process of locking onto a subject during QuickShots, an algorithm must run on the app, which takes up a lot of memory on your mobile device. Therefore, app performance may be affected by mobile device type. It is also recommended to close any idle background apps or programs running on your mobile device before attempting to use QuickShots.


Mavic Mini can only be used with the DJI Fly app, which has been designed to provide users with intuitive controls that makes flight easier than ever. Users can even enjoy flight tutorials in the app to enhance flight safety. 


It is not recommended to use these accessories together.

You can find the DJI Fly app in the app store, or you can scan the QR code on the DJI website.

a. In Beginner mode, the flight altitude and distance are both limited to 30 meters.
b. Flight altitude and distance limits can be set manually in the DJI Fly app.
c. When GPS signal is weak, the flight altitude of the aircraft will be limited.
d. When the aircraft is flying near a restricted flight zone, or in a GEO Zone with altitude limits.

Gimbal and Camera

Mavic Mini is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor with up to 12 million effective pixels. 

Photo Resolutions
4:3 4000×3000
16:9 4000×2250

Video Resolutions
2.7K: 2720×1530 25/30p
FHD: 1920×1080 25/30/50/60p 


Single Shot and Interval.

The gimbal provides mechanical stabilization to the tilt, roll, and pan axes.

Remote Controller

The Model MR1SD25 supports 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz dual frequency bands, while the Model MR1SS5 only supports 5.8 GHz. 

Mobile phones that are 6.5-8.5 mm thick and no more than 160 mm long will fit in the remote controller clamps comfortably. We strongly recommend you to remove the protective cover before attaching your mobile phone. Devices beyond this measurement range are not supported.

No. A Micro USB OTG cable is required, which can be purchased at the DJI Online Store.

Yes, however, the included cable may not be long enough to connect. You can use a Micro USB OTG cable, which can be purchased at the DJI Online Store. 

No. You can only operate Mavic Mini by using the remote controller.

Mavic Mini, the remote controller, and the Two-Way Charging Hub all support a Micro USB interface.



With a fully charged battery, Mavic Mini offers up to 30 minutes of flight time. 


Before each flight, it is necessary to check the propellers for cracks, wear, warp, corrosion, and loose screws. If any of these conditions are present, the propellers should be replaced. Follow the instructions in the user manual to replace the propellers.

Use the included screwdriver to change the propellers. Please follow the instructions provided. Remove the two blades and screws on the same motor, and replace with the propellers in the same package with new screws. Attach the propellers with marks to the motors with marks, and the unmarked propellers to unmarked motors. Ensure that the propellers and motors are installed securely before each flight.

a. After attaching the 360° Propeller Guard, the service ceiling is reduced to 1500 m as there are some weight-related safety concerns when flying with this accessory at high altitudes.
b. To ensure flight safety, after attaching the 360° Propeller Guard, the maximum speed is limited to 8 m/s, the flight altitude is limited to 120 meters, and the flight distance is limited to 100 meters. Make sure to always fly carefully and within line of sight.
c. After attaching the 360° Propeller Guard, takeoff and hover and the aircraft will enter Payload mode within six seconds and notify the user. If the system does not detect the accessory, you can enable Payload mode manually in the DJI Fly app.
d. After attaching the 360° Propeller Guard, the aircraft will weigh more than 250 grams. This means that in some countries and regions, you may need to obtain a related license when flying with this accessory attached. Always be aware of and comply with local laws and regulations before flying.

Mavic Mini can hover stably at in wind speeds of up to 8 m/s.

3000 m.

Video Transmission

Enhanced Wi-Fi.

Model MR1SS5
5.8 GHz
FCC: 4000 m
SRRC: 2500 m

Model MR1SD25
2.4 GHz
MIC: 2000 m
CE: 2000 m
5.8 GHz
CE: 500 m


170-240 ms (depending on environmental conditions and mobile device).

a. It is recommended to fly in open environments free of wireless signal interference.
b. Close other running programs in the background of the mobile device being used.
c. Keep an eye on the orientation of the antenna and ensure they are facing the aircraft during flight.


You can directly connect the aircraft to a charger with the micro USB cable, or use the Two-Way Charging Hub to charge up to three batteries in sequence.

a. Charges up to three batteries in sequence.
b. Automatically charges the connected external device when all batteries are fully charged.
c. Checks the battery level.
d. When it is not charging, you can use it as a power bank to charge mobile devices.

Charging the battery:
The batteries with the highest amount of charge are charged first and then in sequence according to charge level afterward. Any newly inserted battery will be read, and the charging sequence will be reevaluated and adjusted accordingly.

When discharging, discharge the battery with the lowest amount of charge first. Any newly inserted battery will be read, and the discharging sequence will be reevaluated and adjusted accordingly. 

a. Short press + press and hold: Power the aircraft on/off.
b. Short press: View the battery level of the aircraft.
c. Press and hold for three seconds: Link with the remote controller.

It supports Quick Charge 2.0 18W.

The Mavic Mini Intelligent Flight Battery is a Li-ion 2S battery (1100 mAh version is a LiPo 2S battery).

It takes 90 minutes to fully charge a battery with the Quick Charge 2.0 18W USB charger (50 minutes for the 1100 mAh battery).

It is recommended to complete this process once every three months. Before storage, it is recommended to charge the battery to approximately 60%.

First, insert the battery into the aircraft and turn it on. Then connect the DJI Fly app or DJI Assistant 2 with the aircraft. If the battery version and the aircraft version are inconsistent, an upgrade prompt will appear.

The Mavic Mini remote controller has a battery capacity of 2600 mAh. It takes about 120 minutes to charge with the DJI 18W USB charger, about two hours using when connected to an Android device, and about six hours when connected to an IOS device.


No. If you do, the update will fail. You will then need to download the firmware and update it again.


Connect Mavic Mini to the DJI Fly app. The app will then check firmware compatibility automatically. You may upgrade according to the instructions.

a. Low battery. Before installing an update, make sure the battery level is above 50%.
b. Powering off Mavic Mini or the remote controller during an update.
If this happens, restart Mavic Mini and the remote controller, and begin the update again.
c. Internet was disconnected during the firmware download.
d. If the update failure persists, or the remote controller does not link with the aircraft, there may be firmware inconsistencies between devices. In this case, use DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic on your computer to update the aircraft and the remote controller to the latest versions separately. During the upgrade, the aircraft will restart multiple times and automatically shut down after the upgrade has been completed.