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Turn WiFi on or off when connecting controller?

Flynsign

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I go to fly the drone and when I turn everything on I get the following message on my iphone.… Connect Phone to Controller, Disable your phone‘s WIFI and connect to your Controller to launch. So I turn the WIFI off and connect it back up and then it immediately tells me to connect to the skydiowifi. I hit the connect button, then the join button, then it tells me I am connected. When I hit the done button it goes right back to the first message telling me to Disable the WIFI on phone and connect the controller. This just keeps repeating. What do I need to do at this point? The cable I’m using is the Mavic Air 2 cable (lightning to USB C).
 

dmac1

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I wonder if its a cable issue. I'd ask skydio if what you are using (or is it what they sent you?) is compatible. I had to get a particular cable for my android. Its either that or maybe the controller's wifi isn't working,

The phone connection to the controller is via wire, so phone wifi not needed. The controller wifi connects to drone and thats how you fly the drone. I'd start with phone wifi off and plug it into the controller, then launch Skydio app. The message I get at that point is 'Controller connecting to drone, power on your drone'. Once I power on my drone, it connects, I get a message or 2, then Ready to Fly.

I get the same result whether phone's wifi is on or off....ie the phone's wifi isnt needed cuz it is wired to the controller and when my phone's wifi is on, its not connected to anything.

You could maybe try another phone, but doubtful that will change your result.
 

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I go to fly the drone and when I turn everything on I get the following message on my iphone.… Connect Phone to Controller, Disable your phone‘s WIFI and connect to your Controller to launch. So I turn the WIFI off and connect it back up and then it immediately tells me to connect to the skydiowifi. I hit the connect button, then the join button, then it tells me I am connected. When I hit the done button it goes right back to the first message telling me to Disable the WIFI on phone and connect the controller. This just keeps repeating. What do I need to do at this point? The cable I’m using is the Mavic Air 2 cable (lightning to USB C).
I have not been able to get any cable to work with the iPhone other than the overpriced $19 cable that Skydio sells. I assume its wired a bit differently as a data cable so it won't try to charge the phone and steal the controller's battery.
 

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My controller, which was part of a cinema upgrade kit, came with a lightning cable and usbc. Didnt they all?

I wasnt happy it didnt come with one for micro USB, but I didnt hesitate to buy one to make my controller work with the phone I wanted to use.
 
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