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Trusted Member Customer
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I am a long time user but have always done my set-ups and reviews using PCs. 

I recently downloaded the Brain/Ikon android app and also the viewer.  Both my units have built-in bluetooth.

However I want to connect it using a USB cable.  After connecting the cable, it powers up but when I start the phone app, it opens with a screen stating "You should verify that your Bluetooth adaptor is enabled and your Brain device is paired.  Select your Brain device".

When I select the unit, it connects using bluetooth as the blue light on the unit is solid.  It works fine.

How can I connect the unit so it uses the USB cable?

Thanks for the on-going development of your products.

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Smartphone apps are designed and created to work wirelessly at the airfield (but the Windows app can be used wirelessly as well).
This is also to avoid forcing users to carry a usb cable with them to the airfield, to remove in most cases the canopy in order to be able to connect the cable to the flight controller and then connect the other end to the smartphone/tablet, perhaps staying on their knees in the take-off pad that may be a concrete runway, but also to avoid being forced to be close to the blades of large models that during setups could start to rotate.

In order to be able to use Android and iOS apps with a USB cable connection, the apps would have to be totally rethought and rewritten from scratch and also would cost much more than they do now because one would have to pay Google and Apple the usage fees for the relevant drivers. Being much more expensive, the Android and iOS apps would be purchased by very few users, and the cost would go up again to cover the expenses of the much larger fees than now to be given for each sale to Google and Apple.

Trusted Member Customer
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Thanks for the explanation.

I had assumed that the phone app had the same capability as the pc application.

Maybe the phone app description should include a statement that data transfer via usb cable is not available.

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