If you own a DJI drone you need to install a new firmware update that is due to be released this week or your device will be grounded after September 1.
The firmware fix is being rolled out for the DJI Spark drone and needs to be installed in order for it to fly.
“If the firmware of either the aircraft or the battery is not updated by September 1, Spark will not be able to take off”, DJI said in a blog post.
The fix is being released after some owners complained their DJI Spark drone shut down and fell out of the sky mid flight.
The problem was acknowledged by DJI and is now pushing out the firmware fix.
The mandatory update will bring some other improvements too such as enhanced safety features and performance boost for the battery during flights.
DJI said it will alert users via a notification on the DJI GO 4 app when the firmware is ready to update.
Users will need an internet connection and full battery to install the update.
The update can also be installed via the DJI’s Assistant 2 software.