Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Follow me Satellite Signal too weak

Discussion in 'Phantom 4K' started by t-daddy, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. t-daddy

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've seen this question in a few other forums. I'm using a iPad setup without any cellular data. Is this the reason I'm getting this error message?
     
  2. Oso

    Oso

    Joined:
    May 19, 2015
    Messages:
    3,872
    Likes Received:
    2,601
    Location:
    Western US
    Welcome to the forum!

    If you are using a wifi only iPad (no cellular ability at all) it does not have GPS which means no GPS at the RC for the P3 to follow.
    If you are using a cellular capable iPad and simply have no data, the GPS in the iPad should work so there must be something else wrong.

    My guess is that you have a wifi only iPad since we've had this asked many dozens of times so it's a common question / issue.
     
  3. Meta4

    Meta4 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    12,693
    Likes Received:
    6,950
    DJI's wording in the message is confusing.
    They say Weak GPS signal but it means No GPS Signal.
    If you see that message you either have no GPS receiver in the iPad, or you have the GPS receiver turned off or you are under a roof etc that's blocking signal.
     
  4. Doug Rosevear

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2017
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    72
    Location:
    Australia Victoria
    I use a iPhone 7 it has wifi and data ect I can get it to connect but as soon as I try to move, it drops out I’ve tried holding the Re at all sorts of weird angles flying the bird basically on my head or several meters away all ending up with a poor signal or signal disconnect I don’t really use it but I’m kinda glad it’s not only me
     
  5. t-daddy

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ok. Thanks for the advice. I tried using my iPhone 8 and got the same message. Is there a setting on the phone that needs to change?
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Follow Satellite Signal Forum Date
DJI’s Response to the Follow-Me Intelligent Flight Mode Not Working on the P4P+ General Discussion Aug 11, 2018
P4P+ Obsidian - Follow Me Intelligent Mode Not Working :-( Phantom 4 Pro Help Jul 29, 2018
P4 follow me or active track? Phantom 4 Help Jul 21, 2018
Follow me mode on the P3 Se Phantom SE Jul 4, 2018
Follow me help Standard Jun 28, 2018