Emailed support as well. My Spark is pretty useless with wifi to my android or iPhone 5s.. but I did see this coming. It always seemed like DJI did not anticipate this working and we were using their product in a fashion they do not want to support - or they would have added in a traditional USB connection like on the MP.So this is the first I'm hearing of this. I took a moment to send them my thoughts to [email protected] per their request on the DJI forums. I may have been a little heated while writing this:
I am providing some Spark feedback per your request on the DJI Forums.
First and foremost, I’ve seen some chatter on the forums about DJI disabling the OTG connection from the controller to the iphone that people have been using. If you disable this capability, I will be extremely upset. I understand that for some reason, you want users to connect to the controller via wifi. However, MANY users, myself included, have had issues with getting a quality video feed when connected via wifi. This makes the drone basically unusable. I really don’t care that you have chosen not to support the OTG connection. DO NOT disable it. No one is asking you to disable this connection. It is not causing any issues. Your engineers can pat themselves on the back on making the wireless technology, but I should not be forced to use it if it gives me poorer performance.
I currently love my Spark. My experience with this drone has me hooked and I am considering buying an Osmo, Phantom 4 Pro, and possibly an Inspire down the road to use for business. This is all contingent on not being forced to use the wifi connection to the RC. The disabling of this capability will be evidence to me that DJI does not care about their customers and their experience with your products.
I would appreciate a reply to this email. Preferably this reply would include confirmation that this capability will not be removed. If it will be removed, advance notice would be nice so I can start shopping for other companies to spend $4,000+ with when I start my business.
They just check if its the goggles that are connected and allow it.