App Help

  • Using Apple Watch to fly Skydio R1

    Apple Watch is the perfect companion to your R1, allowing you to stay in the moment as you direct R1 from your wrist. Check out our quick video to learn how to use Apple Watch with R1: Notes: iOS 11 (or greater) and WatchOS 4 (or greater) are both required on your devices. Although it's an incredible companion to the Skydio app on your phone, Apple Watch is not meant to be used as a standalone controller for R1. In other words, an iPhone with the Skydio app installed is still required for u...
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  • Using Clip Stabilization

    In the latest update to the Skydio app, we've added some amazing options for generating stabilized video clips. Check out this short video to learn how to use stabilization:   Note that you must be connected to your R1 via WiFi to enable clip creation (including stabilization). See this article for more info on creating clips with the Skydio app: How to create & share video clips Be sure to see our related articles for more tips and tutorials!  
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  • Using Cable Cam

    The latest update to your R1 enables a new cinematic skill called Cable Cam. Cable Cam unlocks shots that used to require large, cumbersome camera motion control rigs, like cranes or dolly tracks. To learn more about using Cable Cam, check out our quick tutorial video (or read on): Cable Cam allows you to set up a specific path for your R1 to follow between any two points in the air while avoiding obstacles and tracking a subject.   To get started using Cable Cam, first make sure you’r...
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  • Using One-Shot Skills

    The latest update to Skydio R1 includes new one-shot skills, which offer entirely new methods of capturing stunningly cinematic shareable moments. To learn more about using one-shots, check out our tutorial video (or read on): One-shot modes are specific and customizable motions your R1 will perform once before returning back into the continuous cinematic skill you were in before. One-shots can be triggered while R1 is following a subject, or triggered independent of tracking - for instance,...
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  • Using the Car Follow skill

    The Skydio Autonomy Engine has the ability to follow both humans and cars. To use car follow in the Skydio app, connect to your R1 via WiFi, then select either Car Follow or Car Tripod using the skills selector at the bottom of the Flight screen. Use the tracking indicator (the 'plus' icon) to select the vehicle you would like to follow. Here are a few guidelines around using car follow: Note that R1 is not able to avoid other moving objects such as other cars. Only use car follow while off-...
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  • Can R1 take still photos as well as video?

    R1 and the Skydio app can help you easily capture and save still images from any of your flight videos to the camera roll on your phone - here’s how: Connect to your R1 via WiFi, then tap on the Videos tab to view your flights: Tap on any flight and use the play/pause button or the timeline to locate the exact frame you’d like to use to create your still photo. Once you’ve found your frame, just tap the camera icon in the lower right corner of the preview window to save your still photo to y...
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  • Using Skills within the Skydio app

    Like your own personal camera crew, Skydio R1 knows what to film and intelligently flies itself during your activity to get the best shot. Using the Skydio app, you do have a wide range of control over the type of shot you’d like to capture with R1, via an ever-growing library of unique skills (formerly cinematic modes). Anytime you want to get creative while flying R1, just select a different skill in the app. With most skills, you can even adjust the relative height and direction of your R1...
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  • Using the Skydio app

    We designed the Skydio app to make controlling and using R1 to be as easy as using the camera app on your phone. Here’s a look at the app and its controls: The Videos tab & clip creation On this tab, you’ll find all of your R1 flight previews. Tap on any flight thumbnail image to watch a lightweight, low-resolution video of that flight and access the clip creation tools and more details about the flight (distance of flight, top speed, and file size on R1). While connected to R1 via WiFi, ...
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  • What if my R1 crashes?

    Before flying, please read through all of the guidance and suggestions at skydio.com/safety, as well as the Safety and Operating Guide in your R1 box (“READ BEFORE FLIGHT”), where you’ll find best practices, links to additional content, and regulatory information to enhance safety as well as your overall experience with R1. Important note: Disregarding the safety instructions above could result in damaging your Skydio product in a way that renders it ineligible for warranty coverage. Meaning,...
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  • Skydio compatibility

    To install and use the Skydio app, your mobile device must meet the following minimum requirements: iOS Check the App Store for compatibility with your specific device. Device must be running 64-bit iOS10 (or higher) iPhone 5S (or higher), iPad Air (or higher), iPad Mini 2 (or higher), or iPod Touch 6th gen Minimum space on device: ~200mb Android Check Google Play for compatibility with your specific device. Device must be running Android 5.0 (or higher) Minimum space on device: ~200mb Ch...
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  • Troubleshooting Wi-Fi connection issues

    If your phone is unable to find the network name of the R1 (sometimes called the SSID), check the following: Make sure your phone is not in Airplane Mode. Verify that your R1 is powered on and its corner LEDs are solid blue (or pulsing). Verify that your phone supports 5Ghz WiFi channels (most phones made recently support both 2.5Ghz and 5Ghz connections). If these steps don't seem to resolve the issue, just contact us for additional help.
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  • What is my R1 network password?

    The Wi-Fi password for your R1 is laser-etched to the inside of the battery compartment. That same unique network name is printed on a removable sticker on the bottom of the vehicle (be sure to remove this sticker before you fly your R1): If you've lost those details, you can always remove the battery, write down the Skydio R1 network name and password, then re-insert the battery and try to connect again. If you need additional help, please feel free to contact us.
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