At the end of this week a DJI update will introduce a new app activation process for international customers. This new step ensures owners will have to use the correct set of geospatial information and flight functions for their aircraft, as determined by their geographical location and user profile. All existing flight safety limitations, such as geofencing boundaries and altitude limits, remain the same.
DJI update for everyone
Even if you have registered when activating your aircraft upon purchase, you will have to log in once when you update to the new versions of DJI GO or GO 4 App. If you have forgotten your password since your initial login, you can reset it using a function within the DJI GO and DJI GO 4 apps.
You will need a data connection to the Internet for your smartphone or tablet when you log in, in order to verify the account information and activate the updated software or firmware. If you do not follow these new guidlines, your aircraft will not have access to the correct geospatial information and flight functions for your region. If you attempt to update to the new upcoming firmware without following these new guidelines your drones live camera streaming will be disabled, and flight will be limited to a 50-meter (164-foot) radius, with a maximum 30 meters (98 feet) high altitude.
The feature applies to all aircraft (except standalone A3 and N3) that have been upgraded to the latest firmware or when using future versions of the DJI GO and GO 4 apps.
DJI and GoPro both have systems in place that force you to log in to download new firmware before you can use your product. This can be very annoying as sometimes you are in areas where there is no internet or cell phone coverage to be able to download firmware.
Make sure you do this new activation process once it becomes available otherwise the next time you go to fly you won’t be getting very far off the ground.