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How to Turn Off Mavic Air 2 Drone & Controller?

DJI Mavic Air 2 is a high-end drone that is geared towards hobby flyers as well as more advanced and professional pilots. Its sleek design and cutting edge features make it a perfect consumer drone.

If you are a new pilot and wondering how to turn off Mavic Air 2 after your first flight, this short article is for you.

I am going to explain how to turn on/off your drone as well as your controller in detail. If the standard process doesn’t work for you, read the troubleshooting guide at the end as well.

How to turn OFF DJI Mavic Air 2 drone?

The DJI Mavic Air 2 has its power button built into the Intelligent Flight Battery itself instead of the drone. To turn off DJI Mavic Air 2, follow the following two steps:

  1. Press and release the power button at the top of the battery once. The LEDs around the button will start flashing.
  2. Press & Hold the power button again for two seconds and the LEDs will turn off along with the drone.

So, it’s one short press quickly followed by one long press to turn your drone off safely.

How to Turn Off Mavic Air 2 Drone

This is the standard method to turn your drone off safely. Once your drone is off, you can safely remove the battery for storage or recharge.

The above steps work for almost all DJI Mavic Air 2 drones. However, I noticed some batteries will refuse to turn off with the standard method for reasons unknown.

So, I searched around the internet and went deep inside discussion forums, and I found a way accidentally discovered by a fellow pilot.

Press the power button quickly 3 times and long press for the 4th time to turn it off.

I know it’s insane and only works on some batteries but if your Mavic Air 2 battery is not turning off, give it a try and see if it solves the issue.

How to turn OFF DJI Mavic Air 2 remote controller?

Turning DJI Mavic Air 2 controller OFF is the same. To turn the controller OFF,

  1. Press & release the power button on top of the remote controller once.
  2. Press again & Hold the power button for two seconds and you will hear a beep & the LEDs will start turning off from right to left and the remote controller will turn off.
How to Turn Off Mavic Air 2 Controller

Once you turn your controller off, you can remove your mobile device and the controller sticks before storing your remote controller in the bag or carrying case.

How to turn ON DJI Mavic Air 2?

Turning ON your DJI Mavic Air 2 is also very simple. Follow the following two steps:

  1. Press & release the power button on top of the battery once.
  2. Press again & Hold the power button for two seconds and you will hear a beep & the LEDs will start flashing.

Also Read: DJI Mavic Air Battery Not Charging [SOLVED]

How to turn ON DJI Mavic Air 2 remote controller?

To turn ON DJI Mavic Air 2 remote controller, follow the following two steps:

  1. Press & release the power button on top of the remote controller once.
  2. Press & Hold the power button again for two seconds and you will hear a beep & the LEDs will start flashing. Your remote controller is ON now.

The LEDs will keep flashing until the drone is connected to the controller. Once the drone is connected, the flashing LEDs will turn solid indicating the level of charge.

Make sure you fully charge your controller battery before your flying session.

DJI Mavic Air 2 won’t turn ON/OFF – Troubleshooting

If the above standard turning ON & OFF procedure didn’t work out for you, we have a problem. If you are one of them, here is what my research tells me.

Most users reported that the drone or remote controller stopped turning on/off after some months of use.

This indicates a hardware problem with the button. Buttons are soldered to the PCB board and it seems like the Mavic Air 2 assembly line has some inherent fault that ends up soldering the button insecurely.

After some time, the soldering detaches and the button stops working.

In such a case, the best way to solve this is to either return the drone to DJI for repair or get it repaired from your local electronics shop.

If you are a DIY person, you can do it yourself too. This DJI Mavic Air 2 tear down will help you out.

I hope you will find this short article helpful to solve your Mavic Air 2 or remote controller issue. If you are not sure of the problem’s origin, it’s always best to return the drone especially if it is under warranty.

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