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Phone charging when connected to remote controller?

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Hello fellow Anafians,

As title says, when I connect my smartphone to the RC, no matter which USB mode I choose (charge, transfer files, transfer photos) the controller sends juice to the phone. Do you know how to avoid this? Does it happen to you too, or am I plain stupid? :)

I hope someone will explain this to me.

Many thanks
 
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So what exactly is the issue? With my Samsung Galaxy J3 fully charged I can rip 3 Anafi batteries down to 20-30% and still have 50% or more on the controller and my phone is still charged up. I'm not going to lie, I've used the controller as a power bank before as well...
 

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Hahah, I understand this can also be regarded as a feature, but to me it's more of a bug. Well, I was hoping there would only be data transfer between the RC and the phone, not power transfer. Am I missing something, or is this regular behavior for the Anafi RC?
 
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Hahah, I understand this can also be regarded as a feature, but to me it's more of a bug. Well, I was hoping there would only be data transfer between the RC and the phone, not power transfer. Am I missing something, or is this regular behavior for the Anafi RC?
As far as I understand, this is common among all electronic items that deal with USB-C. So you can hook up to anything with a USB-C port & grab power from it if needed; laptop, battery pack, another mobile device, a drone controller, etc...
 

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This has been a problem with Android for many different UAV manufactures. There are posts about rooting your phone and using a App to stop the transfer. iOS phones apparently don't suffer from this
 
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This has been a problem with Android for many different UAV manufactures. There are posts about rooting your phone and using a App to stop the transfer. iOS phones apparently don't suffer from this
This is true, neither of my iOS devices get charged by the controller, but I am connected through the USB 2 port, maybe they are connected via the USB-C port? Or does this happen when connected via any port on Android?
 
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I noticed with my IPhone XS Max, that I will at first enter charging state, then it notice that the device wants to open FreeFlight and leave charging state.
 

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I was using a Nvidia Shield tablet since Anafi came out in July 2018, it did not charge off the SC3 but was a pain to connect. Recently when I started doing the 360 panoramas and found it wasn't powerful enough to process I switched to a S8, which does charge off the SC3 but is seamless in operation. The Shield was Android 7.0 and the S8 is Android 9.0, must be the difference in versions.
 

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I noticed with my IPhone XS Max, that I will at first enter charging state, then it notice that the device wants to open FreeFlight and leave charging state.
On my 8 Plus I get a message saying the percentage my phone is currently charged to, but the charging icon never appears & it instantly shows me the FF6 message. Must be slightly different protocols for the later phones working with USB-C.
 

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I'm now using my rooted Samsung Note 3 with a micro usb as my main screen, it still shows it's charging when connected but as I don't use it as a phone I'm not bothered at all.
 

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