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DJI Go iPad App

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Liam_89, May 26, 2016.

  1. Liam_89

    Apr 6, 2016
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    I am looking to use my iPad Pro 9.7" with my P3S,
    Does the iPad need to be the cellular version for it to work with the phantom for the gps etc...,
    As i only have the wi-fi iPad,
    Or am I wrong and can use my iPad wifi model as I would my iPhone 6s Plus ?

    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
  2. Kevin Barber

    Sep 24, 2015
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    Des Moines, Iowa
    You can use a wifi-only iPad with the Phantom, but there are 2 minor issues: no GPS and no network. Neither of those should be show-stoppers for most uses.

    I currently use an iPad Air wifi-only and tether to my iPhone for data. It picks up a GPS location from the iPhone, but it is not accurate at all. The home point is set based off the P3's GPS, not the device you are using; it's only for apps where you are needing to know the operator's exact position that an accurate GPS is needed on the operator's device.
  3. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Oct 30, 2014
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    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    You'll only need GPS on your mobile device if you want to do the following:

    1) Use the Follow Me feature in DJI GO
    2) Reset the home point to your location after you take off (in a case where you walk away from the original home point)

    If you find you need to use either of these features down the road, you can connect your iPad Pro to an external Bluetooth GPS receiver. You can find a few commonly used Bluetooth GPS receivers here.
    Liam_89 likes this.
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