If you want to keep your drone alive then you should update its firmware. It is so important because if you don’t update the firmware of your DJI Mavic 3 then there will be so many consequences.
For this particular reason, I am here to guide you and tell you how to update DJI Mavic 3 firmware and how to save your drone and YOU from losing your drone.
So without talking so much and doing blah, blah, blah, let’s get straight into it.
Why is updating the firmware on your DJI Mavic 3 drone essential?
So, I know you just want to know the steps to update the firmware but, I think you should read some more things so that you can make your opinion on updating it can get more stronger. And for that reason, I am going to answer your “Why” so that you can get more clear insights.
Well, let me tell you that updating the firmware of a drone is essential and there are many reasons for that.
The first reason is that if you update the firmware of your Mavic 3, it will improve the performance and stability of your drone. And, you know, a drone’s performance and stability are the biggest things. If they are not good in your drone then your drone won’t fly very well.
Let me tell you one more thing if you update the firmware then the drone will capture smoother and more stable footage for you and also it will reduce the risk of accidents.
The firmware updates are not a bad thing but they are a good thing because you know when you get an update in anything it means that some problems are fixed in it and new features are added. Just like that in the Mavic 3 firmware update, there will be some updates in security.
The firmware updates in drones oftentimes bring new safety features or they can also improve the older ones or fix some bugs in them.
The next reason is compatibility. If your drone has been having problems in getting connected with some remote controllers or your drone is not getting compatible with certain applications then the firmware updates will help you to solve these issues.
As I have told you, you will also get new features if you update the firmware in your DJI Mavic 3. One more reason that I want to share with you is that, it might be necessary for you to update the firmware because, in some regions of the world, it is a law for drone pilots to have their drone’s firmware updated.
One last reason that is my favorite and is very dear to my heart and mind as well is, that when you know the firmware of your drone is updated and you know that you are also using the latest features in your drone then this gives you a peace of mind and you feel like you are ahead from many people.
How to update the firmware of the Mavic 3?
Now, that you know the reasons why you should update the firmware, let’s talk about the steps that you need to follow to update the firmware of your Mavic 3 drone. So, let’s know the simple steps.
There are two main ways to update the firmware of your DJI Mavic 3. One is by using the DJI Fly app and the other one is by using DJI Assistant 2.
First, let’s know about the way of using the DJI Fly app.
DJI Fly app to update the firmware in DJI Mavic 3
After downloading the app you need to connect your drone with the DJI Fly app. It is a very easy step and you probably already know it. If you don’t know then let me tell you in some short paragraphs.
How to connect the DJI Mavic 3 with the DJI Fly app?
First, you need to download the app from the sources that I gave you above. Then you need to open the DJI Fly app and create an account.
Because you know if you don’t have an account of DJI then you need to make one. To make the account you need to find the button called “Sing Up”.
So after creating the account now you need to turn your drone and remote controller on. Put your phone in the remote controller’s device holder and also make sure that your phone and remote controller are connected.
If you do not know how to do that then you need to read this article in which I have told you how to connect your phone with the controller.
Okay, after that you need to go to the home screen of the DJI Fly app and tap on the button called “Connect Aircraft” button. After doing that in a few seconds or probably one minute your drone will be connected with the DJI Fly app.
The next step is to update the firmware
Now go to the firmware tab or go to the about tab or the update tab. Here you will find a new firmware update that is available for your drone.
So all you need to do is hit the “Update” button and it will start updating the firmware. So after updating the firmware, you need to restart your drone and you will be good to go.
Update the firmware using DJI Assistant 2
Again, to update through this thing you need to download it. To download it you can go to DJI’s official website. After downloading this you need to connect your drone to your computer using a USB-C cable.
Now as you might know the DJI assistant is software that can be installed on your computer or laptop. So after that launch the DJI Assistant 2 and select your drone from the list of devices.
After that, your drone is connected to your computer and you have opened your drone device in the software now all you need to do is just hit the Update button, you find it as I have told you before and the DJI Assistant 2 will check for available firmware updates.
After checking the firmware updates you just hit the install button and the software will install the new firmware in your DJI Mavic 3 drone.
My tips when you are doing these steps.
The first tip is to make sure that your drone has at least 50% battery before you start updating, it is because sometimes the update can take a little longer due to several reasons and I want you to think one step ahead.
My next tip is, do not interrupt the firmware update process. I know that when you are downloading something on your device, no matter if it is a drone or a phone, you always have an itch to do something else on the same device.
So my advice, to you is when you are specifically updating the firmware of your drone, please, do not touch the drone or the apps that are working in the background.
Now the last tip is if the firmware update fails, restart your drone and try again. Yeah, I know sometimes, so many problems begin when try to solve a single problem.
But my dear, it is part of the process, you do not need to get frustrated just hit the update button again and from for some more minutes.
Now, in some cases, when your firmware update fails again and again then you should do something about it but at least click update 3-5 times if it fails automatically.
What new features might you see in the drone after updating?
It’s so important to know the results because it is the results that help you do so many things. And just like that you need to know or I would say you deserve to know the features.
Now, let me tell you that it is not always the same features that you will see whenever you do the update. Because sometimes it will be the bug fixes or simple updates.
But what you will usually see:
After updating the firmware you might see the omnidirectional obstacle sensing. This feature is the best feature for people who travel or fly their drone in places where there is so much traffic of obstacles.
So this feature helps you to keep your drone safe from obstacles. It has a 350-degree view of its surroundings. and can help to prevent collisions and make it easier to fly in complex environments.
Next, you can see the augmented reality features. These features are also very helpful to overlay information on the live camera feed. This feature can help you frame your video shots, track your subjects, and find a way back to your home point.
It is also possible that you find some guides in the update that can help you in so many ways. DJI launches many things in its drones and it is so much important to know how to use them.
The next feature that you can see is the D-Log M. It is a new log recording mode and it can record more colors than the previous mode. So this feature is the best if you want to make your color grading skills better.
The last feature that you can see is the improved flight performance such as better stability in wind and more accurate obstacle avoidance. And as usual, there will be so many bug fixes in the firmware update for DJI Mavic 3.
What common issues can occur during a DJI Mavic 3 firmware update?
Well, as I have told you before when in life we are solving our only one problem, it creates new problems as well. And just like that, there can be some issues that you might face. But I want you to get yourself ahead of these problems. So let’s start one by one.
So the first problem that you will see, your firmware update got stuck or did not progress at all. If you see this problem then you need to first check your internet connection because it has happened so many times. So before getting frustrated just check your internet connection and also its speed.
The next thing you should do is restart your drone and remote controller. As you know there could be a bug that can be fixed if you just restart your devices.
If your firmware still is stuck then you need to force quit and relaunch the DJI Fly app. One more as I have told you two ways above, if one is not working try another one. If your update is not progressing in the DJI Fly app then try the DJI Assistant 2.
If you see that your drone gets restarted unexpectedly or enters into smart RTH during the update, then it means that the firmware is incompatible or there is some kind of glitch during the update process.
For this problem, I would highly recommend that before pressing the button “Update Firmware” you find out you are updating the firmware that is the correct version compatible with your drone model and region.
If after installing the firmware you see some issues with your drone then you should reinstall the firmware and make it right this time.
Sometimes it is also seen that you might get some kinds of messages or pop-ups indicating inconsistent firmware. These notifications are because your update fails or is unsuccessful.
It can be caused if your drone’s remote controller has different firmware and your drone has another. Make sure that both devices are updated and have the right firmware installed.
Now, after installing the firmware if you see some problems with the performance then let me tell you that it can NOT be the problems with the firmware but can be the problems with the bugs or calibration issues.
So, just perform a compass and sensor calibration and make sure you check the firmware update for the bugs to fix.
Now, if after all of these experiences, you still have some issues and you couldn’t get the solution then it is best to contact DJI support because there is no other option for you.
One last tip. When there is a firmware update available in your drone, you need to read the official DJI update instructions carefully.
Can you update the battery firmware of DJI Mavic 3 and how to do it?
Well, there is not specific battery firmware of DJI Mavic 3 because when you perform the firmware update for your overall drone the the battery also comes inside the drone. So, there is no need to update the battery firmware manually.
And, I have told you the steps to update the firmware of your DJI Mavic 3.
Is there new firmware for the DJI Mavic 3?
No, there is no latest firmware update for Mavic 3 right now but there is the older firmware from July 2023 which is firmware version 03.00.00.52. It has the features that I have already told you above like:
- Omnidirectional obstacle sensing
- Augmented reality
- Frame guides
- D-Log M
- Improved flight performance
And that’s it.
Updating the DJI Mavic 3 firmware is crucial as it brings improvements, bug fixes, and new features to your drone. Firmware updates often enhance flight stability, optimize performance, and address any security vulnerabilities that may exist in the previous versions.
To check if your DJI Mavic 3 firmware is up to date, you can use the DJI Fly app. Open the app, connect your drone, and navigate to the settings menu. From there, you will find an option to check for firmware updates. If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to install it.
To update the DJI Mavic 3 firmware, you will need a few things. Firstly, ensure that your drone’s battery is sufficiently charged. Additionally, make sure you have a stable internet connection and enough storage space on your mobile device. Lastly, download and install the latest version of the DJI Fly app from the app store.
Ensure that your mobile device has enough storage space.
Restart your drone and mobile device.
Check your internet connection and try a different network if possible.
Update the DJI Fly app to the latest version.
If the issue persists, contact DJI support for further assistance.
Well, my dear, this article has come to an end. Updating the firmware of your DJI Mavic e is an important step in maintaining the drone’s safety, performance, and compatibility with the latest features.
The process is straightforward and can be done using either the DJI Fly app or DJI Assistant 2. By following the provided instructions carefully, you can ensure a smooth and successful firmware update for your DJI Mavic 3.
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