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iPad Mini 5 and Mavic Air 2 - Do they work together?
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K9JDN
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Has anyone been flying their Mavic Air 2 with an Appie iPad Mini 5?  If so, any issues?  Thinking I'd like a bigger screen than my current iPhone, but I'm hesitant to pick up a Mini 5 just to see if it works.  

2020-5-17
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mini 5 shoud.. but the mini 4 can eventually cause problems with overloading the CPU.  // edited the previous answer.
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I am flying with the iPad Mini 2019, I don't know if "iPad Mini 5" is an older model or the same.
2020-5-18
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Please also have a look at that thread
https://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=214742
2020-5-18
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I don't have the MA2 but the DJI Fly app works great with the Mini,
2020-5-18
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Hi, K9JDN. Please check the Supported Mobile Devices list of DJI FLY here.  Currently, Ipad mini 5 is not supported by DJI FLY. I apologize for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.dji.com/downloads/djiapp/dji-fly
2020-5-18
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mrkooks Posted at 5-17 23:14
As far as I know, you can use it but it could overload the device CPU depending on what apps you are running at the time. The mini CPU is not very powerful.

Other than being totally wrong heh.

It has the newest chip in it.  Its got the same chip that the ipad air does and a newer chip than the regular ipad.

Its runnin an A12 in both the ipad air third gen and mini 5.  ipad 7th gen is running an A10.

So if anything the mini would be one of the better options....
2020-5-18
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That doesn't sound correct iPad Mini 5 should be supported.. May be a typo on the page?
2020-5-18
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Hi
I have used the iPad mini 5 this is the latest iPad mini model.
AFAIK I’m  not having any problems.  I have only flown once though.

I did have to use a mount for the controller. I used a PGYtech mount.

Good luck and  Happy Flying
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mrkooks Posted at 5-17 23:14
As far as I know, you can use it but it could overload the device CPU depending on what apps you are running at the time. The mini CPU is not very powerful.

He asked about the iPad Mini 5 it has more then enough horse power to run DJI Fly and works very well.

A12 Bionic chip with 64‑bit architecture
Neural Engine
Embedded M12 coprocessor

It will not fit in the holder though so you will have to use an adapter as talked about in this forum on another thread.
2020-5-18
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Naidu Posted at 5-18 04:48
That doesn't sound correct iPad Mini 5 should be supported.. May be a typo on the page?

They haven't updated the page yet.  The iPad mini 5 works very well with the DJI Fly app especially since they fixed the display to use the native size instead of the 2X compatibility mode.
2020-5-18
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iPad Mini 4 is compatible. Why not 5 ?!
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Skraeling Posted at 5-18 03:56
Other than being totally wrong heh.

It has the newest chip in it.  Its got the same chip that the ipad air does and a newer chip than the regular ipad.

sorry about that.. you are totally right.. the one I saw causing problems was the iPad Mini 4.. not the 5..
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mrkooks Posted at 5-17 23:14
As far as I know, you can use it but it could overload the device CPU depending on what apps you are running at the time. The mini CPU is not very powerful.

Not true at all. The iPad mini is functionally the same device as the larger brother, but with a smaller screen. It’s equivalent to a traditional 10.2” iPad. Each generation’s mini (3-5) is equivalent to that year’s regular sized iPad.

The iPad or iPhone is the best device to run DJI Fly, period. There’s no comparison in terms of compatibility & reliability.
2020-5-18
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DJI Gamora Posted at 5-18 03:51
Hi, K9JDN. Please check the Supported Mobile Devices list of DJI FLY here.  Currently, Ipad mini 5 is not supported by DJI FLY. I apologize for any inconvenience caused.
https://www.dji.com/downloads/djiapp/dji-fly
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Well I’m using a 4 and it works fine.
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ET214 Posted at 5-18 08:31
Hi
I have used the iPad mini 5 this is the latest iPad mini model.
AFAIK I’m  not having any problems.  I have only flown once though.


I am doing the same thing what is everyone using for a longer cable from the controller to iPad mini?
2020-5-20
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fans1c9e5eda Posted at 5-20 16:33
I am doing the same thing what is everyone using for a longer cable from the controller to iPad mini?

I use this cable for connecting my Mavic Mini RC to my Mini iPad.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/produc ... 0?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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BobWinNV Posted at 5-20 16:42
I use this cable for connecting my Mavic Mini RC to my Mini iPad.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/produc ... 0?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Thanks Bob. Will it work Mavic Air 2 controller to Ipad Mini 5?
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Skraeling
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So I tried using my ipad air 2 and yikes... no dice.  app kept crashing saying cpu was at max load.

my iphone 6s+ has had zero issues so far.
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fans1c9e5eda Posted at 5-20 16:33
I am doing the same thing what is everyone using for a longer cable from the controller to iPad mini?

I’m using this.
https://smile.amazon.com/Galvano ... ports/dp/B07YNZ1L78

Darn just noticed it's not available. Good thing I got 2.   Works well. I leave the cable on the controller
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Thorby67 Posted at 5-20 16:43
Thanks Bob. Will it work Mavic Air 2 controller to Ipad Mini 5?

I ordered this cable for my Mavic Air 2 RC to iPad Mini 5.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/produc ... 4_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I haven't received it yet so I can not verify that it works
I can now confirm that the above cable works.
2020-5-21
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BobWinNV Posted at 5-21 15:12
I ordered this cable for my Mavic Air 2 RC to iPad Mini 5.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XYX27KK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I haven't received it yet so I can not verify that it works.

I  received the 1 foot long cable referenced in the message that I am replying to and can now safely say that it works to connect the Mavic Air 2 RC and the iPad Mini 5.
2020-5-22
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Everything works great with my iPad mini 5 but the compass won’t show me the direction of the drone. It says I need to calibrate the air 2 or my device but I always calibrate the air 2 and can’t figure out if it’s even possible to calibrate the iPad mini 5.
2020-5-24
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Any suggestions would be great.
2020-5-24
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MOSES B.
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djiuser_2TVURq1l9Bnc Posted at 5-24 08:07
Any suggestions would be great.

Try to calibrate your tablet's compass.
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BobWinNV Posted at 2020-5-18 17:35
They haven't updated the page yet.  The iPad mini 5 works very well with the DJI Fly app especially since they fixed the display to use the native size instead of the 2X compatibility mode.

I have just purchased the mini 5 and so far no cpu issues. I have not been able due to weather to do an exhaustive test but. with all i have done,i have not had any errors or issues. Its actually perfect for the mavic air 2 considering picture quality and size. It fits in the flymore carry bag perfectly giving it 5 stars for function too. Its truly a match and i recommend it to anyone that owns or plans on owning the AIR2. Truly a matched pair when its so portable and just the ticket fir AIR 2. 2THUMBED 5 STARS GO GETIT NOW!!
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MOSES B. Posted at 2020-5-24 11:26
Try to calibrate your tablet's compass.

I may be wrong but i think the new update no longer shows direction on bottom middle of screen.
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