Updating the Mavic Mini every time a new firmware becomes available is important.  The Mavic Mini firmware updates will contain fixes and add new features to your drone.

Here we show you how to update the Mavic Mini firmware, which also includes the batteries and remote controller, using both DJI Fly app and DJI Assistant 2 software.

Further down we also list the new features and issues resolved in each of the Mavic Mini firmware updates.

If the drone is having issues, then another great procedure to do is to calibrate the Mavic Mini. There are 3 areas to calibrate which are the compass, IMU and gimbal.

How To Update DJI Mavic Mini Firmware Using Fly App

Here are the Mavic Mini update instructions to update your drone to the latest firmware;

  1. Make sure there is at least 50% charge in your battery.
  2. Attach your Smartphone into the Mavic Mini Controller.
  3. Connect to the Internet.
  4. Power on and connect the Mavic Mini to the remote controller.
  5. Download and install the latest version of the DJI Fly App.
  6. Open the DJI app and it will automatically check the firmware version.
  7. If a new Mavic Mini firmware version is available a prompt will appear in the app.
  8. Click on “Install” where you see the line “Mavic Mini Firmware downloaded”.
  9. Tap on the “Update” on the new firmware version.
  10. Next, you will see a circle and the Mavic Mini firmware installing along with the progress.
  11. When complete, the progress will reach 100% and a check mark will appear with the message, “Update successful. When aircraft automatically powers off, restart aircraft”.

Update Mavic Mini Drone Firmware Using DJI Assistant 2 Software

Follow the below steps to update the Mavic Mini firmware to the latest version;

  1. Power on the Mavic Mini.
  2. Connect the Mavic Mini drone to your computer using the USB cable.
  3. Open the DJI Assistant 2 software on your laptop.
  4. Log in to the DJI Assistant 2 app and select your Mavic Mini drone.
  5. Next, you will see the Mavic Mini firmware version.
  6. Tap update and choose the latest Mavic Mini firmware version.
  7. Click on “Start Update”.
  8. On the next screen, you will see the Mavic Mini firmware being downloaded along with a progress bar.
  9. After download, you will see the “transmitting”, which means the firmware is being sent to the drone.
  10. When transmitting is 100% complete, then the updating of the firmware on the Mavic Mini takes place.
  11. At 100%, you will see the message, “Update Complete” and the Mavic Mini will power off automatically.

Update Mavic Mini Remote Controller Firmware Using DJI Assistant 2 Software

Here are the Mavic Mini remote controller to update instructions to bring it to the latest version;

  1. Power on the Mavic Mini remote controller.
  2. Connect the Mavic Mini remote controller to your computer using a USB cable.
  3. Open and log into the DJI Assistant 2 software on your laptop.
  4.  Select your Mavic Mini remote controller.
  5. Next, you will see the Mavic Mini remote controller firmware version.
  6. Tap update and choose the latest Mavic Mini firmware version.
  7. Click on “Start Update”.
  8. On the next screen, you will see the Mavic Mini firmware being downloaded, then transmitted and updating the remote controller.
  9. At 100%, you will see the message, “Update Complete”.
  10. After the firmware is complete, Mavic Mini remote controller will restart automatically.

Notes On Updating The Mavic Mini

The Mavic Mini firmware update may reset various main controller settings, such as the RTH altitude and the maximum flight distance, to default settings. Before updating, take note of your preferred DJI Fly settings and readjust them after the update.

Make sure you have the latest version of the DJI Fly app. Some firmware fixes and new features will only work with the latest version of the DJI Fly app.

If the update fails, restart the Mavic Mini drone, the remote controller and DJI Fly or DJI Assistant 2 for Mavic. Then retry updating the DJI Mavic Mini again.

Note: You can find a terrific variety of Mavic Mini parts and accessories here.

Fixing Mavic Mini Disconnect, Flight And RTH Issues

If you are having any difficulties (disconnects, flyaway, return to home) with your Mavic Mini, we have put together a very comprehensive article with easy to follow tips on troubleshooting and fixing Mavic Mini issues here.

How To Update Mavic Mini Drone And Remote Controller Videos

Here are a 2 short videos, which also show you how to update the Mavic Mini drone and remote controller using both DJI Fly app and DJI Assistant 2 software. The 2nd Mavic Mini update video give you more information.

This next video covers some instructions on updating the firmware on the Mavic Mini. It also shows you the different areas within the DJI Fly app where you can check for updates and see your present Mavic Mini firmware version.

This videos also discusses the new features and bug fixes, which the Mavic Mini firmware addresses.

Mavic Mini Firmware Releases To Date

Reading what is contained in each Mavic Mini firmware release is quite fascinating.  Here are the Mavic Mini release notes to date.

Mavic Mini Firmware Release v01.100.0400 – Date 2019.12.31

  • Added feature to unlock GEO zones (requires DJI Fly v1.0.4 or later).
  • Added feature to disable takeoff when the GPS signal is weak (GPS <8) and the environment light is not sufficient. This feature can be disabled manually (requires DJI Fly v1.0.4 or later).
  • Added requirement for compass calibration before takeoff when the environment light is not sufficient and the compass experiences interference.
  • Adjusted flight altitude and distance in payload mode.
  • Added warning prompt for battery cycles.
  • Reduced noise during self-diagnostics after powering on.
  • Fixed issue: linking was abnormal in some regions.

Mavic Mini Firmware Release v01.100.0300 – Date 2019.12.04

  • Increased flight stability in some scenarios.
  • Optimized propulsion system status prompts.
  • Optimized performance when taking off in areas of high elevation.
  • Optimized aircraft orientation control.
  • Optimized gimbal control.
  • Fixed issue: some remote controller model numbers were displayed incorrectly.

Mavic Mini Firmware Release v01.100.0200 – Date 2019.11.11

  • Added support for QuickShots in all flight modes and increases flight stability.
  • Optimized the 2.7k video shooting experience, and optimized video recording quality.
  • Optimized image distortion to give images a more natural appearance.
  • Updated the image preview function to a full screen view with a default image size of 16:9.
  • Fixed shooting-related issues, including problems with no sound during shooting.
  • Optimized image transmission quality to ensure sharper preview images in environments with signal interference and optimized night time image transmission quality to ensure clearer preview images.
  • Decreased pairing time for a more optimal user experience.
  • Added flight safety features for the Japanese version of Mavic Mini when the aircraft is taking off in low- or extremely low-temperature environments and optimized the Return to Home function when flying in strong winds (fly with caution and reduce altitude as required).
  • Optimized gimbal performance.
  • Increased the speed of GPS signal searching.
  • Optimized the aircraft’s performance in high altitude environments (fly with caution).
  • Added LED prompts for when errors are detected with the charging equipment during charging (slow blinking), and LED charging prompts for indicating the type of charging in progress: rapid blinking for fast charging, and slow blinking regular charging.
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