Supported Devices (Mobile and Tablet)

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Recommended Devices for DroneDeploy Mapping

If you are looking for the best experience, performance, and security, we recommend you run DroneDeploy using the following device families:

  • Apple iPad Pro, iPad (2020+), or iPad Mini 5
  • Apple iPhone 11 or newer
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 or newer* See Android Support Below
Apple iOS is the most reliable for mapping
Over 75% of DroneDeploy flights are made with Apple iOS devices. We consistently see greater application stability, performance, and DJI drone connectivity on the Apple iOS operating system.
You can operate the DroneDeploy app on the DJI RC Pro Controller for the Mavic 3 Enterprise Series of drones. No other DJI, smart controller, or drone series is currently supported for flight. 
Note: Please check out our Stand Count and Live Map-specific guidance if you want the list of Supported and Recommended devices to use when flying Stand Count or Live Map missions. This functionality has more stringent hardware requirements due to the nature of these capture types. 

Official Device Support

DroneDeploy offers official support for the following iOS and Android devices.

iOS Devices

Recommended operating system: iOS 14+ (iOS 13 minimum required) and 1GB of free disk space. For the best experience, we recommend using the Apple-brand cable.

  • iPad Pro (2015+)*
  • iPad Air (2020+)
  • iPad (2020+)
  • iPad Mini 5*
  • iPad Mini 6
  • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max*
  • iPhone 8*

*These devices are not supported for Stand Count or Live Map. See the Stand Count and Live Map-specific supported devices page.

Android Devices

Recommended: Android 10+ and 1GB of free disk space

Over 1,000 Android device types are used by DroneDeploy customers worldwide; unfortunately, we cannot test them all. We officially test releases on the following prioritized hardware:

  • Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
  • Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
  • Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
  • Google Pixel, Pixel XL
  • Google Nexus 5X

DroneDeploy only supports 64-bit Android and iOS devices. 

DJI Crystal Sky is NOT supported
Learn how to bypass your crystal sky and connect an iOS device to use DroneDeploy here: Crystal-Sky + DroneDeploy. 
Note on App Availability
In adherence to trade US regulations, DroneDeploy is unavailable for download in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea Region of Ukraine.


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