To fly with Beacon, you must first pair the Beacon with your Skydio drone and mobile device. Each Beacon may only be paired to a single drone at a time. Once Beacon is paired with a drone, it will automatically connect to that drone every time it is turned on until it is paired with a different one.

Pairing with your drone

When you power on Beacon for the first time, you will be prompted to pair Beacon with your drone. To pair, follow the steps below: 

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Step 2 - Power on Beacon

Press and hold the Skydio logo button for three seconds.


Step 3 - Plug Beacon into Skydio using the USB-C cable


Step 4 - Wait as Beacon and Skydio pair

The Beacon will say “Connected to Skydio-XXXX” when it has successfully paired.


[note]If you change your WiFi password within the Skydio app, you must re-pair the Beacon with your devices.[/note]

Pairing with your mobile device (optional)

After pairing with your drone, you have the option to connect your mobile device to the Wifi network of Beacon. This lets you use your phone to control your Skydio and Beacon acts as a range extender.

To connect Beacon to your phone:

  1. Power on Beacon.
  2. Open the available Wifi network options on your mobile device.
  3. Select the Wifi network that matches the name of your Beacon and enter the password.- This information is located on the back of Beacon- Manually enter the Wifi name and password or scan the QR code
  4. Wait as Beacon connects to your mobile device.
  5. Open the Skydio app and you are ready to fly1

[note]If you are using an iOS device with iCloud Private Relay enabled, you must first disable this in order to connect to the Wifi network of Beacon.[/note]

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