(UPDATED) DJI Mavic 3 Troubleshooting (Why, How to Fix)

DJI Mavic 3 is the latest drone of DJI’s Mavic series. There are some common and specific problems when talking about DJI Mavic 3 problems. So it’s quite interesting researching about DJI Mavic 3 problems and troubleshooting.

The most amazing fact is that most of the common issues with DJI drones has fixed with DJI Mavic 3. But there are some issues with features like Airsense, Quick transfer, and Active Track.

Common Problems With DJI Mavic 3.

  • Problem 1: DJI Mavic 3 not connecting to the controller.
  • Problem 2: DJI Mavic 3 battery not charging.
  • Problem 3: DJI Mavic 3 Airsense not working.
  • Problem 4: DJI Mavic 3 Quick transfer not working.
  • Problem 5: DJI Mavic 3 vision sensors not working.
  • Problem 6: DJI Mavic 3 slow home point lock.

Problem 1: DJI Mavic 3 not connecting to the controller.

Most of the time, DJI Mavic 3 refuses to connect to the controller when the Mavic 3 aircraft and the controller have different firmware on them. Other than that, insufficient battery power, outdated firmware, and unlinked aircraft also could cause this issue.


  • Link the DJI Mavic 3 aircraft to the controller if the aircraft indicator LEDs blink yellow, once it is turned on. If your Mavic 3 aircraft indicators flash yellow, that means the Mavic 3 aircraft has unlinked from the controller. Open the DJI Fly app and click on “Connection Guide”. Select the DJI Mavic 3. Then click on “Unable to connect aircraft” and click on the Pair button. Then the controller would start to beep and indicators will blink in sequence. Then press and hold the aircraft power button for approximately four seconds. release the button once you heard two loud beeps. Once the controller stops beeping, you have paired the aircraft to the controller successfully.
  • Charge both Mavic 3 aircraft and controller batteries to a sufficient level before using them. Low battery power becomes a barrier when sending and receiving radio signals between the aircraft and the controller.
  • Check whether both DJI Mavic 3 aircraft and controller are in equal firmware. As I mentioned before in most cases, this mistake becomes the main reason for this issue. So it’s worth inspecting this fact. Also, be sure to keep always DJI Mavic 3 aircraft and controller in latest firmware.
  • Update Air 2s Firmware. Read how to update Mavic 3 firmware.

Read Detailed Article: Why Drone not connecting to the controller and how to fix it.

Problem 2: DJI Mavic 3 battery not charging.

In most cases, the main reason why DJI Mavic 3 battery not charging is the insufficient or higher input voltage and amperage. So it’s better to inspect first whether the charge or power outlet is faulty. Besides them, battery firmware issues, improper temperatures, and hibernation mode also could cause that.


  • Plug the battery charger into a power outlet with sufficient voltage and amperage. Usually, the DJI battery charger input voltage is around 100 – 240 V and the amperage is 1.4 A.
  • Check whether the charger is Faulty or broken. Inspect whether the charger output supplies the required voltage and amperage.
  • If the Mavic 3’s battery is warm, leave it in an open place or airflow to cool.
  • Update DJI Mavic 3 battery firmware. In order to upgrade the DJI intelligent battery, just upgrade the aircraft firmware while keeping the battery inside it.
  • Check whether the battery has gone into hibernation mode. The Mavic 3 battery indication LEDs would keep flashing solid red if it has gone into hibernation mode. If it is, turn on the battery and wait until the solid red light goes out. Then connect the battery to the charger and let it few hours to come out from hibernation mode and get charged.
  • If the Mavic 3’s battery cells are damaged, swollen, or reached 300 – 500 charging cycles this might be the time for replacing the battery.

Read Detailed Article: Why drone not charging and how to fix it.

Problem 3: DJI Mavic 3 Airsense not working.

As I found the Mavic 3 Airsense won’t work because of current app malfunction and glitches. Also, Some people face this issue after updating DJI Mavic 3 firmware because the latest firmware might have some bugs.


  • If you can get the previous version app, install it. Download the app version 1.5.8 which is the previous app version from DJI Download Center and install it.
  • Revert the firmware using DJI assistant 2 if you get this issue after updating the firmware. Connect the DJI Mavic 3 to the PC and open DJI Assistant 2. choose the Mavic 3 and click on the “Firmware Updates” on the left panel. Then choose recent firmware and revert the firmware.

Problem 4: DJI Mavic 3 Quick transfer not working.

In most cases, the DJI Fly app Quick transfer feature malfunctions when using cellular data to download files. There’s nothing wrong with using cellular data, but I think the DJI Fly app might have a glitch that causes this issue.


  • Turn on airplane mode and connect to a Wifi connection. Turn off the Cellular Data / Mobile Data and try to connect Wifi connection. Also, it’s better to turn on airplane mode to shut down all cellular connections.

Problem 5: DJI Mavic 3 vision sensors error.

In most cases, DJI drones including DJI Mavic 3, prompt vision sensor errors when they are miscalibrated. So the most advisable option is to calibrate them as soon as possible.


  • If you don’t need to use vision sensors turn them off. Open DJI Fly App and turn on Brake or Bypass mode. Then you can disable the sensors in the safety menu.
  • Update Mavic 3 Firmware.
  • Calibrate vision sensors. Go to DJI Download center and download and install DJI Assistant 2 to your PC. Then connect the Mavic 3 to the PC and open the DJI Assistant 2. Log in to your DJI account and choose the DJI Mavic 3. Then click on Calibrate tab. Then hit start and calibrate vision sensors by facing drone sensors to the screen according to the instructions. Watch the below video to see the demonstration.

Problem 6: DJI Mavic 3 slow home point lock.

Recently this issue started to come from the new DJI Mavic 3 Which took more time than usual to establish home point and take off. Fortunately, DJI responded to the problem.

We are truly sorry about the received GPS signal issue, our relevant team is working hard to resolve this issue by updating the firmware. unfortunately, we do not have a specific date of the update time. But we believe it won’t be long, please don’t worry. As soon as we update it, we will publish it on the official website, please pay attention to the Release Notes of the following website.


  • Because this is a current firmware issue you might need to revert the firmware to the previous version.
  • Update the firmware once a new firmware is released for DJI Mavic 3. So according to that, you can solve the DJI Mavic 3 slow home point lock issue by updating your firmware to the latest version DJI released.

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