DJI Fly App Not Working On Android [Here’s The Fix!]

If your DJI Fly App is not working or launching on your Android smartphone, don’t panic! This has been a common issue noticed by many DJI owners.

DJI Fly app would not work on Android sometimes because of the incompatibility between the latest Android version and the DJI app. Uninstalling and reinstalling a fresh version of the DJI fly app from the DJI website fixes the issue.

Read on as we take a closer look at this issue and explain how you can quickly fix it.


Why Is DJI Fly App Not Working On Android?

One of the most common reasons why the DJ fly app won’t work is because the Android system has become incompatible with the DJI fly app.

Many Samsung smartphone users and Pixel smartphone users have faced this problem recently.

When the latest Android system updates were released, the DJI Fly app started crashing more frequently, and it stopped working due to incompatibility.

Now, if you think you should buy an old smartphone to return to old Android versions, don’t worry. There is an easy fix for this issue!

How To Fix DJI Fly App Incompatibility?

First, uninstall the DJI app that keeps crashing on your Android smartphone.

Next, search for an APK installer on your Play Store. Then, download it and navigate to DJ’s official website, and from there, Install the latest version of the DJI fly app.

The DJI Fly that you download in this way will be in the APK version. That’s why the APK app installer is necessary.

So, you have to open the APK app installer now. From there, you can find the DJI fly app name and install the APK on your smartphone. And you are now ready to fly your drone with your DJ fly app! Sounds easy?

By the way, if you own a Mavic Pro and often face connectivity problems, we highly recommend checking out this guide on what to do when DJI Mavic Pro won’t connect to the controller.

Which Smartphones Are Compatible With The DJI Fly App

Here’s a list of all the smartphones with which the DJI Fly App is compatible:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note20
  • HUAWEI P30 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Pixel 6
  • Samsung Galaxy Note9
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • vivo NEX 3
  • Mi 10
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+
  • HUAWEI P40 Pro
  • Pixel 4
  • Mi 11
  • HUAWEI Mate30 Pro
  • Pixel 3 XL
  • OPPO Reno 4
  • Redmi Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+
  • OPPO Find X3
  • Honor 50 Pro
  • HUAWEI P30
  • OnePlus 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • HUAWEI Mate40 Pro
  • Mi MIX 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+

Remember that you need Android version 6.0 and above to use the app smoothly.

Also, note that not all DJI drones are recommended to be used with the DJI fly app. Here’s a list of recommended DJI Drones you can use with the DJI Fly App:

  • DJI  Mavic 3
  • DJI Mini-Series
  • DJI Air Series
  • DJI Avata

Popular DJI drones like the Mavic Pro Series and Mavic 2 are recommended to be used with the DJI GO4 App instead. 

Can You Fly The DJI Drone Without The DJI Fly App?

Yep, you can still fly the DJI drone without the DJI Fly app (we’ll come to the third-party alternatives in the following section).

But if you don’t use any app, you will miss the camera view, which is essential for knowing the location of your drone.

The app also provides error messages whenever there’s a glitch in the system. So. you can quickly act and save your drone from accidents.

Without the app, no such functionalities will be available. So, drone accidents will be much more likely.

Moreover, you’ll miss important camera and video capture features and flight modes without using the app.

All in all, using the app becomes necessary for the best flight experience.

Now, let’s look at some alternatives to the DJI Fly app.

DJI Fly App Alternative

One of the alternative ways to fly your DJI drone without using a DJI fly app is by using third-party apps like Litchi.

With easy to use interface, the Litchi app is packed with all the necessary modes such as follows:

  • FPV
  • Waypoint
  • Follow
  • Focus
  • Orbit

And many more…

Now, the main question is: How do you use the Litchi App?

First, ensure that you have the DJI’s latest firmware installed on your Drone and Remote controller.

Then, just turn on the drone and the controller and try to connect it to your smartphone’s Litchi app.

The Litchi app is compatible with Android and IOS, so you can easily connect it. We talk more about the installation process of the Litchi app in this guide: Why The DJI App Keeps Crashing.

The app functions and settings are similar to the DJI Fly app, so using the Litchi app won’t be challenging.

In fact, the Litchi app is considered better than regular DJI apps because Litchi comes with many advanced features like way points and modes.

Plus, the camera controls in the Litchi app are more user-friendly and have additional features. The only thing is it’s a paid app. But it’s only a $25 one-off payment. And considering all the features, it’s totally worth it.

Speaking of drone camera controls, remember that you won’t be able to view the camera properly without a proper connection. Check out this guide to solve any issues related to the drone’s connection with Wi-Fi.


Is Android Not Compatible With DJI Fly App?

Typically, the DJI Fly app is compatible with most Android versions. The only problem is that many DJI users have reported compatibility issues with the latest Android versions, especially the Android 14. If you constantly face app issues, you can contact DJI support. 

What Should I Do If My DJI App Crashes On Android?

If your DJI App constantly crashes, then uninstall and re-install the APK version of the DJI App from DJI’s official website. Alternatively, you can also use third-party apps like Litchi for similar functionality.

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Final Thoughts

So, in short, if the DJI Fly app is not working, it’s likely because your Android system and the app are incompatible.

One way to fix the issue is to uninstall and re-install the fresh version from the DJI website.

And another option is to use a third-party app like Litchi. You can also contact DJI support for further help in this issue. Hope that helps!

Paul Good

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