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Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 24.17.4
Skydio Android app version 24.10.48 (no update)
Skydio iOS app version 24.10.2 (0) (no update)

What's in this release

  • Minor fixes and performance improvements

[info] This update will be released gradually over the course of one week. [/info]

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Skydio 2/2+ software version 24.10.36
Skydio Android app version (requires Android 10 or higher) 24.10.35
Skydio iOS app version (requires iOS 14 or higher) 24.10.0 (19)

[info] iOS users will have access to manually update in the coming days. Otherwise, this update will be released gradually over the course of one week to both Android and iOS users. [/info]

What's in this release

  • Resolves an issue where some Skydio 2 drones displayed an invalid ANSI serial number
  • Resolves an issue where audio files were missing from post-flight media
  • Improves wireless performance

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[accordion heading="June 26, 2023"]

Skydio 2/2+ software version 24.2.13
Skydio Android app version (requires Android 10 or higher) 24.2.12
Skydio iOS app version (requires iOS 14 or higher) 24.2.1 (14)

What's in this release

  • Resolves an issue that prevented the ability to adjust camera settings

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[accordion heading="June 7, 2023"]

Skydio 2/2+ software version 24.2.13
Skydio Android app version (requires Android 10 or higher) 24.2.9
Skydio iOS app version (requires iOS 14 or higher) 24.2.0 (12)

[info] This update will be released gradually over the course of one week. [/info]

What's in this release

  • Minor fixes and performance improvements

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[accordion heading="May 2, 2023"]

Skydio 2/2+ software version 24.1.43
Skydio Android app version (requires Android 10 or higher) 24.1.43
Skydio iOS app version (requires iOS 14 or higher) 24.1.1 (80)

[info] This update will be released gradually over the course of one week. [/info]

NEW

AutoCrop

When creating a clip in the Skydio app, you now have three options for cropping your video:

  • Original (16x9)
  • Vertical (9x16)
  • Square (1x1)

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Read How to create and share video clips with Skydio 2/2+ for detailed instructions.

ENHANCEMENTS

Subject Tracking Improvements

We've introduced a number of updates to Skydio autonomy that improve overall quality and reduce latency while tracking a subject. 

Shuffle

Introducing Shuffle, a new setting for the Motion Track Flight Skill. When selected, your drone will autonomously pick a new position and orientation from which to follow the tracked subject.

  • Position changes every 15 seconds
  • Located under Follow Direction within the Skill settings

[note] While the position and orientation are chosen randomly, Skydio will continue to identify and avoid obstacles in the environment. [/note] 

Smooth Mode

By default, your drone will capture footage with smoother camera movements when tracking a subject, even if the subject is changing direction quickly and frequently (such as when skiing or biking). 

  • Available when flying in Fixed Track or Motion Track
  • Toggle off within the Skill settings 

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Improved Visual Framing

To avoid suboptimal shots, such as top-down views with the ground prominently in frame, Skydio will now ensure the horizon is kept in the top third of the frame while flying.

  • Default elevation is now 9°

Increased Descent Speed

Through speed improvements, we have further amplified your ability to capture dynamic and impressive shots. Skydio will fly faster when descending at an angle during Fixed Track, Motion Track, or KeyFrame flights.

  • Oblique descent speed: 35 mph (16 m/s)
  • Vertical descent speed: 9 mph (4 m/s)

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[accordion heading="February 7, 2023"]

Skydio 2/2+ software version 21.1.112
Skydio Android app version 21.1.35
Skydio iOS app version 21.1.1 (1)

What's in this release

Battery Updates

  • Improved capacity estimate for degraded batteries
  • Updated in-app messaging to provide earlier warnings in the event of a battery failure

Other Improvements

  • Using a USB-C connection with an Apple device is now compatible with the Skydio Controller

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[accordion heading="January 10, 2023"]

Skydio 2/2+ drone software version 21.1.106

Skydio Android app version

21.1.31
Skydio iOS app version 21.1.0 (26)

[info text="This update will be released gradually over the course of one week. iOS users must have automatic updates enabled, or manually update at any time by visiting the App Store. If you do not see the update in Google Play or the App Store by January 17, 2023 please contact Skydio Support."]

[note] Google Pixel 6 and 7 users may experience errors when connecting to the drone. To resolve, connect to your drone using your system WiFi settings. [/note]

NEW

Panorama Skill

Introducing Panorama, a new Flight Skill that allows you to take three different types of panoramic photos:

  • Horizontal captures a 180° horizontal panorama, centered at the horizon.
  • Vertical captures a full 180° degree vertical panorama.
  • Spherical provides a full 360° degree equirectangular image. The final stitched output includes metadata which allows the image to be viewed in 360° interactive viewers.

Panorama Live Preview displays a low-resolution preview frame of your shot. Fly to your desired location and adjust the roll, pitch, yaw, and throttle to encompass the scene, then let Skydio capture the rest.

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Read What is the Panorama skill? for more information. 

ENHANCEMENTS

KeyFrame Improvements

Gimbal Roll

You now have the ability to manually or automatically adjust the camera roll along the flight path when flying in the KeyFrame skill. Use the slider to adjust the gimbal roll from -35° to 35°. 

  • The new KeyFrame playback style Dynamic Gimbal Roll will automatically adjust the gimbal roll based on the KeyFrame spline, overriding the gimbal roll you set up for each point.
  • The Recorded playback style will playback the KeyFrame sequence using the gimbal roll you set up at each point.
  • The Free Look playback style allows for manual control of the gimbal roll using the Skydio Controller right paddle or Enterprise Controller right wheel.

Visual Positioning Improvements

We have improved KeyFrame to greatly reduce drift and increase accuracy for long-distance and when loading and replaying KeyFrames.

  • Replaying KeyFrame in the same flight will result in less drift over time.
  • Reloading KeyFrame over multiple flights is now more reliable.

Low Battery Auto Return

If you have set a Home Point, Skydio will automatically return to that location when the battery level is low. Enabling or disabling this feature persists across flights and power cycles.

  • Enable this setting in the Return Behaviors menu
  • Select Return to Home Point

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Read How to set Low Battery Return Behaviors for more information. 

Additional telemetry information

Reference additional telemetry information of your current flight in the top left of the live camera feed. New in-flight telemetry information includes:

  • Compass Heading (displayed in degrees ranging 0°-359° and cardinal directions)
  • Camera gimbal pitch

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Tutorials Section

To access instructional how-tos, navigate to the INFO tab and select the new Tutorials menu listed under Support. Tutorials include:

  • Getting Started
  • Flight Skills
  • Safety Guide
  • Battery Guide

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Updated Control Mode menu

Switch between Mode 1, Mode 2 (default), and Mode 3 style flight controls using the Control Mode menu. Previously named Flight Mode.

  • Access under Device Settings > Controller > Control Mode

Other Enhancements

  • The maximum Height Ceiling has changed from 32 ft (10 m) to 9 ft (3 m)

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[accordion heading="October 6, 2022"]

Skydio 2/2+ drone software version 21.0.64
Skydio Android app version 21.0.45
Skydio iOS app version 21.0.1 (1)

What's in this release:

Minor fixes and performance improvements

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[accordion heading="September 19, 2022"]

Skydio 2/2+ drone software version 21.0.61
Skydio Android app version 21.0.38 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 21.0.0 (35)

What's in this release:

Minor fixes and performance improvements

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[accordion heading="September 3, 2022"]

Skydio 2/2+ drone software version 21.0.53
Skydio Android app version 21.0.38 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 21.0.0 (35)

What's in this release:

  • Minor fixes and performance improvements

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[accordion heading="August 31, 2022"]

Skydio 2/2+ drone software version 21.0.53

Skydio Android app version

21.0.36 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 21.0.0 (35)

[info text="This update will be released gradually over the course of one week. iOS users must have automatic updates enabled, or manually update at any time by visiting the App Store. If you do not see the update in Google Play or the App Store by September 7, 2022, please contact Skydio Support."] 

NEW

Quick Launch

Quick Launch gives you the ability to use the battery power button to launch your Skydio 2/2+, allowing for better focus on your drone. Quick Launch makes it easier to hand launch so you do not have to balance the controller in one hand and your drone in the other.

  • Enable this within the Drone menu tab located in Device settings
  • Tap four times on the battery power button to initiate a launch 

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[note] Launching with the battery requires a Hand Launch. Follow the recommended safety guidelines before performing a Quick Launch. [/note]

Lock Beacon Controls

Prevent button interactions on your Beacon by enabling Lock Beacon Controls. This ensures that unwanted actions, such as an accidental command to stop tracking, are avoided during flight. Useful when storing the Beacon in a pocket, backpack, or when attaching to a subject other than yourself. 

  • Enable this within the Beacon menu tab located in Device settings

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Delete User Account

Deleting an account permanently removes all flight data associated with your drone. This action cannot be undone and you will not be able to recover your account data.

  • Navigate to INFO > About > Delete Account 

ENHANCEMENTS

KeyFrame Improvements

The maximum speed you can set for a KeyFrame is now 29 mph (13 m/s).

Intuitively adjust the speed of your KeyFrame during flight using the roll joystick. In the KeyFrame skill settings menu, choose from three modes:

  • Absolute: Roll joystick input directly maps to drone movements. Skydio will stop when the joystick is centered. 
  • Relative: Roll joystick input increases or decreases speed. Skydio will maintain current speed when the joystick is centered.
  • Off: Roll joystick movement does not affect the speed

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[note] Roll controls the left and right horizontal movements of your drone. Left or right joystick may vary depending on your Flight Mode. A positive speed indicates left to right on the timeline. A negative speed indicates right to left on the timeline. [/note]

Case Landing Improvements

To reduce the chances of canceling a Case Landing due to an accidental nudge, Skydio will require one second of joystick inputs to unlock from the case. Reinitiate a Case Landing by tapping the blue case icon.

[note] If you unlock from the case the drone will continue landing in place. Select the case to revert back to a case landing. [/note]

Other Improvements

  • While charging or resting, the gimbal will switch to a relaxed state

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June 16, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 19.0.54
Skydio Android app version 19.0.44 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version  19.0.1 (1)

What's in this release:

  • Minor fixes and performance improvements

April 21, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 19.0.54
Skydio Android app version 19.0.44 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 19.0.0(38)

What's in this release:

  • Bug fixes

April 13, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 19.0.50
Skydio Android app version 19.0.44 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 19.0.0(38)

What's in this release:

  • Bug fixes

March 29, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version

19.0.50

Skydio Android app version

19.0.42 (requires Android 9 or higher)

Skydio iOS app version

19.0.0 (38) (iOS)

[note text="This update will be released gradually over the course of 1 week. If you do not see the update in the App Store or Google Play by April 5, 2022, please contact Skydio Support."]

NEW

Connection Status

You can now view the strength of the connection between your controlling device and drone, as well as the GPS quality and the number of satellites your drone is connected to. Select the Connection Status icon to display connected drone status, signal strength, GPS quality, and satellite count.

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Beacon Menu

When Beacon is connected, you will see a new tab under Device Settings which displays the battery percentage and current software version. You will not see this menu when Beacon is disconnected.

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[note text="Android users will not see the Beacon battery percentage."]

ENHANCEMENTS

KeyFrame Improvements

When playing back a KeyFrame sequence, you can now choose to have Skydio prioritize Accuracy or Speed.

  • Accuracy: Skydio may dynamically slow down around sharp turns. Helps to avoid cutting corners to maintain your drone’s position along the KeyFrame path
  • Speed: Your drone may fly off the KeyFrame path to maintain a steady speed

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KeyFrame Settings > Prioritize

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With this update, the maximum KeyFrame speed has increased to 15.6 mph (7 m/s).

 

Dynamic Channel Selection (DCS)

By default, your Skydio 2/2+ will now monitor signal interference and move to a clearer channel to improve wireless transmission signal quality during flight. You may override this by selecting your preferred channel.

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Emergency Flight Termination

When flying with a controller, you will now have the option to terminate your flight* in the event of an extreme emergency. Simultaneously press and hold the Land and Return buttons on the controller for three seconds while in flight to immediately stop your drone's motors.

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CS_Warning_callout_icon.jpg WARNING: Terminating a flight will cause your drone to crash. Damage resulting from Flight Termination is not covered under warranty and may result in injury or damage. Use only in extreme situations.

*Only available when flying with the Skydio Controller.

 

March 2, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version

15.11.35

Skydio app version (no change)

15.11.1 (2) (iOS)

15.11.36 (Android) Requires Android 9 or higher

What's in this release:

  • Bug fixes

February 9, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version

15.11.33

Skydio app version

15.11.1 (2) (iOS)

15.11.36 (Android) Requires Android 9 or higher

What's in this release:

  • Bug fixes 

January 4, 2022

Skydio app version

15.11.1 (2) (iOS)

15.11.36 (Android) Requires Android 9 or higher

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version

15.11.29

For more information visit:

Access Skydio 2/2+ Manuals and Guides

CS_Note_callout-icon.jpg This update will be released gradually over the course of 1 week. If you do not see the update in the App Store or Google Play by January 11, 2022, please contact Skydio Support.

Introducing Skydio 2+

Skydio 2+ is your personal flying film crew, enabling autonomous aerial cinematography with the tap of a button, so you can achieve mind-bending shots while enjoying heart-stopping adventures. Fly autonomously with 360-degree obstacle avoidance, extended range, a more robust wireless connection, longer battery life, and the all-new KeyFrame skill. Skydio 2+ allows anyone - with any skill level - to create Hollywood-style shots in seconds.

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Introducing Skydio Care

Fly Fearless with Skydio Care. Skydio Care enhances the Skydio Limited Warranty with an extra layer of protection that protects you from damage resulting from collisions and water damage, lowering the replacement fees to as little as $150. Learn more about Skydio Care.

Skydio Care is only valid when purchased within 30 days of your original Skydio 2+ purchase on shop.skydio.com.

Skydio Autonomy Software

New

KeyFrame Skill

Introducing KeyFrame, a new Flight Skill which enables you to easily design the perfect cinematic shot. Set up your sequence by adding up to 100 keyframes in a 3D space. Adjust the camera framing at each keyframe to create complex, multi-point flight paths. You can reverse, speed up, slow down or repeat your custom flight path and watch as Skydio smoothly and autonomously flies from point to point.

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Enhancements

Long-Range Improved Video Feed

  • Improved video throughput when flying at long ranges, resulting in smoother, clearer video streaming to the Skydio app

Radio Channel Selection

  • Manually select your radio frequency channel to avoid congestion from other signals

Dronie Trajectory Change

Skydio 2/2+ will now fly out and away from a subject along a trajectory line defined by the camera gimbal angle. Distance and Height Limits now act as boundaries within which the drone will fly while performing a Dronie. The boundary of the Dronie is defined when the drone reaches the height limit or the distance limit, whichever is first.

October 14, 2021

Skydio is proud to announce exciting new features in our software release (Version 15.10) including advanced autonomy and AI processes optimized to make your flying experience safer, more robust, and intuitive.

Skydio 2 app version

15.10.0 (6)(iOS)

15.10.5 (Android) Requires Android 9 or higher

Skydio 2 Vehicle Software Version

15.10.17

For more information visit:

Access Skydio 2 Manuals and Guides

New

Height Ceiling

Skydio 2 now offers the option to enable, disable, or edit the Height Ceiling for high-altitude flight. Height ceiling selections will persist across flights and power cycles.

  • Disabled — Height Ceiling is set at 400 ft (122 m)
  • Enabled — Height Ceiling Altitude slider displays allowing you to customize your maximum drone altitude from 30-1500 ft (10-457 m)

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Updated Battery Indicator

Updating your Skydio 2 app will prompt the display of the new battery level messaging overview to make it easy to understand how much battery you have available for flight, how much battery capacity is available for a return trip, and how much battery is required to land. You will be able to access the meaning of the battery level icons anytime on the FLY screen by selecting INFO > Battery Indicator.

Percentage and Countdown

  • Percentage - displays remaining battery charge
  • When battery capacity has less than two minutes of flight time available for landing the indicator will change to a countdown
  • When battery capacity is zero the indicator will change to an alert symbol and the drone will initiate a non-cancellable landing

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Return Behaviors

You now have the ability to customize the way Skydio 2 behaves after initiating a return:

  • Return Height - Allows you to set the height to which Skydio should ascend before returning. By default, the Return Height is set to 32 ft (9.7 m). Skydio 2 will ascend to that height before returning.
  • Height Behavior - Choose between Absolute and Relative:
        • Absolute means your drone will ascend to the specified Return Height above the launch point before returning.
        • Relative means your drone will ascend to the specified Return Height above the current position before returning.
  • Drone Looks - Skydio will either look toward or away from the return destination while returning.
  • Return Speed - Adjust the speed at which Skydio should fly when returning.

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  • Lost Connection - Lets you choose how you want your drone to behave if the signal to your controlling device is lost:
      • Wait Before Return - Specify the amount of time that you want Skydio 2 to wait before it initiates a return flight, allowing time to reconnect.
      • Land Once Returned - When enabled, Skydio 2 will return, hover for a specified amount of time, and then land.
      • Wait Before Land - Specify the amount of time between 0 to 300 seconds (the default is 240 seconds) that you want Skydio 2 to wait before landing. This setting is only enabled when Land Once Return is toggled on.

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Beacon Return Behavior Menu

You now have the ability to set your Return Behavior with the Beacon. Open the Beacon Skill selector menu and use the Right Arrow to scroll to the end of the Skill list. 

  • Select the arrow icon which says, "Select for Return Options"
  • Choose from the following options:
    • Return to Beacon
    • Return to Launch
    • Return to Home Point

You may also set or delete Home Points using this menu. 

View Last Flights

The View Last Flights feature is designed to assist you with locating your drone in the event of a crash, emergency landing, or low battery landing in an unintended location. Gather more information by reviewing videos of the 10 most recent flights, even if your phone or controller is not connected to your drone.

Customizable WiFi Credentials

Change your Skydio 2 WiFi password or reset a changed password back to the factory-generated credentials.

Anti-Flicker

You now have the ability to adjust anti-flicker settings if you experience flickering in your video. This setting is for users located outside of North America, in countries where the frequency of the alternating current in household electrical outlets is 50 Hz.

  • 60 Hz (default) - North America
  • 50 Hz - Australia and New Zealand

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Enable Narrow Band

Enable Narrow Band to provide additional wireless range.

  • Extends controller range in open environments
  • When enabled, the drone will switch to narrow band whenever applicable
  • Video quality may suffer slightly
CS_Note_callout-icon.jpg This setting is only available while connected to the controller or Beacon.

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New Safety Guide

After updating to 15.9 you will be prompted to review the new Safety Guide Agreement designed to help you avoid collisions and fly safely. Visual reminders will be accessible anytime by navigating to INFO > SUPPORT > Safety Guide. The updated Safety Guide Agreement provides information that will make your flying experience more enjoyable.

  • How to avoid collisions
  • Best environments for flight
  • How to avoid injury
  • How to be compliant with regulations

Manual Flight Skill

Fly freely using the new Manual Mode Flight Skill. Switch into Manual Mode by selecting your current skill then select General > Manual Mode.

 

Explore More

Explore related articles for additional information:

How is your Skydio 2 controlled?

Charging Skydio 2 Batteries

Skydio 2 Flight Skills

Understanding Skydio 2 Return Behaviors

 

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