How to Connect Holy Stone Drone to Phone (Step By Step Guide)


Flying a drone with a controller is fun, but it gives you a little bit of freedom and flexibility if you fly and control it with your smartphone. Surprisingly, many people do not know that you can control your drone via an app. It is easy! All you need to do is to download the app on your smartphone and get moving. But before you get started, you will need to connect the drone to the phone. Here’s how to do it.

With wifi, you can easily connect your Holy Stone drone to your phone. The first step is to download the holy stone app and install it on your smartphone. Next you will need to navigate to the phone settings panel, open the wifi, select Holy Stone drone, and the phone and drone should connect.

Once you install the app, it will allow you to fly and control your drone on your mobile device. But before this, you will need to go through a few steps, including configuring the app. If you are successful, you will be able to use the smartphone to control and fly the drone around without needing a separate controller. Read on for detailed, step by step instructions to easily connect a drone to a phone app and use it to fly your Holy Stone drone around.

How to Connect the Holy Stone Drone to the Phone

Step 1

Ensure that your phone is wifi enabled.

Step 2

Download the Holy Stone app from the App Store or Google Play Store and open the settings. Go to the device setting and find the Holy Stone drone. Open the setting app and check if the wifi network appears. If it does, select the drone and get it connected.

In some cases, downloading the Holy Stone app may require that you scan a code in the manual. This can help you to download and install the drone quickly. Once you finish, open the wifi settings and connect the app with the network.

Step 3

You may now turn the drone and the controller on. Proceed to the phone’s wifi connection and click on the Holy Stone connection. Go back to your phone and open the Holy Stone app you have downloaded and open it. Click on the phone’s wifi setting and connect it to the drone’s wifi.

Step 4

Open the drone’s mobile app and configure it. You will be able to follow the steps given in the app to help you calibrate and configure the app. Once you finish, try to fly your drone and control it using either your smartphone or the controller.

Benefits

There are plenty of benefits you will derive from connecting the drone to your phone. Firstly, through the camera, you will be able to see the images the drone collects as it flies around. Of course, as many people prefer to do, you can use the controller to control the drone and view the camera feed on the phone’s screen.

Secondly, when you connect the drone to your phone, you will have GPS control to track the drone and pre-select its path. It may not be easy to do this using the controller. But if you are using a touch screen such as on your phone, you can get it done by just touching the screen.

Thirdly, connecting the Holy Stone drone to the phone allows you to fly and control it on the phone. It means that you will be able to go out and fly the drone without the need to carry the controller around. Also, with the phone connected, it is easier to configure the drone and view diagnostic data.

Note that you may need to connect the drone camera to the phone to relay the images in real-time. Start by powering on your drone and navigate to the phone’s wifi setting. Here you may need to connect the phone to your drone wifi network. Once you are through, move to the drone’s app and complete the setup by configuring it. You can then access the live video while controlling the drone’s flights with the joysticks.

Holy Stone Drone App For Android

One of the reasons you should download and use the Holy Stone app is to help you accomplish your flying mission while complying with the law. The app will help you fly the drone in designated areas, and at the correct height. It also means that the chances of going off track are limited. In addition, you can use the app to help frame your camera shots, and to ensure that you fly your drone safely.

The Holy Stone drone app is available on the App Store as well as on the Google Play Store and can control the drone camera with a wifi camera module.  If connected to the phone, the app allows for a real-time display of the video. Its features support VGA, 1080 P resolution, and 720 P. It can also support the 3D function and take photos while recording video.

The app can be downloaded on Android devices and works well if you follow the procedure and connect it correctly.  You can then use the app to fly the drone. Notice that you can adjust the angle to fly the drone up to 90 degrees using this app, giving you a larger area to explore. Also, you will enjoy its return to home and follow me features.

Holy Stone Drone App For iPhone

To connect your iPhone to the drone:

  1. Visit the Apple Store and download the app.
  2. Ensure that the drone is powered on before you navigate to settings wifi.
  3. Select the drone’s wifi network and use the password provided in the manual to connect. 
  4. Go to the mobile app, calibrate and configure the app to complete the setup.

The software can help control the drone in real-time. You can do this by linking the drone’s wifi to the iPhone’s wifi. It helps to transmit videos or pictures to the smartphone. It can also transmit audio sound if you turn the microphone on. Holystone supports a wide range of iOS versions, including iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iOS10, iOS9, iOS8, and iOS7.

Also, the Holy Stone app is iPhone-enabled, friendly and its 90 degree adjustable feature allows it to explore a wider area. You can easily save the images you capture on an SDD card.

But for newbies, you may experience problems trying to use the app. Therefore, if you notice that the SD card is not saving images, you may need to format and rename it. You can then put your drone into flight mode. It should be able to take the pics and save them on the SD card.

How To Connect The Holy Stone Drone To The Controller

Also, you must connect your Holy Stone drone to the controller. It will allow you to use the controller to operate the drone. But you may encounter a few problems on the first attempt. Besides, a few more issues may crop up and make it difficult for you to connect the drone to the controller. Low battery is, certainly, one of the main reasons that may prevent you from being able to connect your Holy Stone drone to the controller. Therefore, you need to make sure that the drone and the controller have enough charge before you start.

Secondly, make sure you follow the instructions carefully to help connect the Holy Stone drone to the controller. But the basic rule of thumb is that you simply need to turn the drone and the controller on and move the left joystick back and forth to pair them.

To get the desired results, follow the following steps:

  1. Scan the QR code on the manual with your phone.
  2. Power the drone on and go to your mobile phone’s settings.
  3. Open the wifi and look for the Holy Stone app and connect it.
  4. Once the wifi is connected successfully, open the app.
  5. Click on start to prompt you to enter the control interface

You should be able to see images from the camera.

Notice that if the drone needs to work on the phone in tandem with the controller, the first thing you will need to do is to download the app on your phone and plug the phone into your controller. Of course, you will be able to fly the drone seamlessly using your phone. However, you may also use the controller to have more precise control.

Sometimes, you may want to fly the drone without wifi. But this is only possible if you have a working controller. The wifi only helps to connect the drone to the smartphone, but the controller uses radio waves.

In some cases, you may want to connect your drone to a remote controller. So, you will need to check your drones’ specifications because it may require that you press some buttons simultaneously to pair the remote with the drone. 

Conclusion

Both the Holy Stone app and the controller provide you with the means to fly your drone. However, the phone app provides more functionality, including allowing you to view the images and videos in real-time.

Image Credit: Holystone

Elizabeth Ciobanu

Editor-in-Chief. Elizabeth is a full-time (homeschooling!) mom of four, and serial entrepreneur in a variety of enterprises, one of which is producing content for Droneblog. If free time existed, she would love to spend more time on hobbies such as flying a drone.

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