How to set date and time on an UpAir One

  • This has been tested and does not work on the PLUS model

Create a new text file called TIME.TXT (use CAPS)
Put the file in the ROOT of your card

Open the file and type YOUR current date and time in this format:


so it would look something like this:
2017.03.05 16:40:00

Now save, and close the file.
Put the SD card in your camera

As soon as you take your first picture the date and time will be set, and the TIME file will be deleted.

Now the clock in the drone has been set to the correct time.
This has to be redone with both summer and winter time!

Please note that the time starts running from the time you have set in the file.
So best to put it 1 or 2 minutes in advance to make sure that you have enough time to put the card in the drone, power it up and make a picture.


  1. Hello how can I set the ISO in 100 for photography or video in the integrated camera 4k upair v3?
    What other camera settings can I modify using the txt file? THX!!!!

  2. Unfortunately it’s not working for my Upair One..
    The file is still there and date still 2014..
    It’s not the plus model. tried different cards. etc..

  3. Just got my Upair one and although I ordered the 2.7k integrated camera version, they have sent me the 4K model. But the sticker also says 2.7k. … Good for me but unfortunately I can’t use any of its footage professionally because of the stupid date and time stamp. I tried to set it to the correct time using your method but unfortunately it doesn’t work for me. I am interested in how you came by that information though, since if I can go to your source, I may be able to work out a way to issue a command to switch it off

    1. Further to the TIME.TXT You mention on the home page the usb port on the camera was for downloading from the sd card with out removing. What program do you use to do this? i have not had any success so far.

      1. The posts were written for a V3 UpAir, and they have been changing a lot (and not always made it better)

        It could be that the drone has to be powered on before you can download

  4. Hello @ all

    I have a question.
    got the upair one 2,7kplus.
    when I fly, I can take pictures, which synonymous will be transferred.Videos which I movies are only stored on the sd card but no longer transfer.kennt someone the problem + can remedy this problem?

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