DJI grounds Spark drones that do not make important update


DJI announced that it is pushing out a firmware update to address vital issues with its Spark drone. Spark owners have until September 1 to update.DJI decided on the option of a mandatory firmware update in order to maximize flight safety and product reliability which we consider as top priorities,” stated DJI in its official statement of the update.

The update is fixing issues with battery management during flights that was causing a “small number” of Sparks to crash mid-flight. The issue wasn’t a wide-ranging issue most Spark owners were experiencing.


By September 1, Spark drones that haven’t updated will no longer be able to take off. Before that date arrives, owners will be prompted to download the firmware update next time they use the DJI GO4 app when connected to the internet.

They can also download the update using the DJI Assistant 2 desktop software when the drone is plugged in. If you own one, you should update the firmware update ASAP..