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DJI Mini 3/Mini 3 Pro: Where to Put the SD Card (Explained)

It’s no news that the DJI Mini 3 Pro’s internal storage is limited. With its miserly storage space of 1.2 GB, you can’t really do much with that before it gets used up.

The DJI Mini 3, on the other hand, has no internal memory. One feature that makes it convenient for users is that it can store footage and other data on an SD card.

If you’re new to this drone and unsure where to insert the SD card, don’t worry.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of inserting an SD card into the DJI Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro.

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How to insert an SD card into the DJI Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro

Step 1: Power off the drone

Before inserting the SD card, ensure the drone is turned off. This will prevent any potential damage to the drone and the SD card.

Step 2: Locate the SD card slot

The SD card slot on the DJI Mini 3 Pro drone is located on the tail, which is the back of the drone. 

Step 3: Insert the SD card

Gently slide the SD card into the slot with the gold pin contact facing up.

Make sure that the card is inserted all the way into the slot. You should hear a clicking sound when the card is properly inserted.

Step 4: Power on the drone

Once the SD card is securely inserted, you can turn on the drone.

Step 5: Format the SD card

After powering on the Mini 3 or Mini 3 Pro, open the DJI Fly App. Go into your settings and locate the camera tab.

Under storage, you’ll see the format option. Format the SD card, and that’s it.

How to choose the right SD card for the DJI Mini 3/Mini 3 Pro

When choosing an SD card for the Mini 3 and Mini 3 Pro, there are factors to consider.

DJI recommends you use an SD card with UHS-I speed class 3 or above. The Mini 3 Pro can support up to 512 GB of external storage. 

 While many SD card options meet that requirement, DJI has provided a list of recommended cards to choose from.

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