As of November 7, 2019, the latest database version of DJI Fly Safe database for the drone, and for the controller app is This database is updated regularly according to FAA standards, so it's helpful to check this often.  

If you are not up to date, any missions you fly in restricted airspace may be compromised. Also, staying up to date with firmware and other drone software will ensure that you are getting the best possible results from your data collection.

The drone needs to be updated through DJI Assistant on your computer. You can update the controller directly while it's connected to WiFi. 

We recommend completing these steps, and verifying that any unlocks you requested prior to updating these databases are still on the controller before going to your survey site.

The Drone

1. Open DJI Assistant 2 for Phantom. If you need to install it, follow this link.

2. Connect your drone to your computer using the included micro USB cable. 

3. When you click on your drone, a pop-up message will appear prompting you to update the No-fly Zone Database. 

4. Click Confirm to start the update. 

Once the update is complete, you can check the firmware and update the firmware if needed.

The Controller

1. Turn on the controller. You should see the home screen for the GS RTK app as below. 

2. Turn on the drone and confirm that it is connected to the controller by checking the on-screen prompt above the Plan and Fly buttons. 

3. Tap on Fly.

4. Enter the Aircraft Settings by tapping on the three dots in the upper-right corner of the Fly screen.

5. Enter the General Settings, found by tapping the three dots on the bottom of the menu ribbon.

6. Tap About, found at the bottom of the General Settings.

7. Tap Check for Update next to Precise Fly Safe Database (App). 

If you are already up-to-date, a Latest Version message will appear below the version information:

Otherwise, you will need to update the database version. Follow on the on-screen prompts to update the Fly Safe Database. We typically see this taking about 5 minutes, but it could take longer based on the speed of your wireless connection.

I still can't do it!

We wrote these articles to arm you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.

If you're stuck, the Propeller tech support team may be able to help. You can contact our support team by emailing

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