How to Set Up a DJI Mavic Pro Drone

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to set up your DJI Mavic Pro drone, including the following:
    • Charging the batteries for your drone and remote control
    • Connecting the remote control to your mobile device
    • Activating the drone with the DJI GO 4 app

1 Charge Batteries

  1. Plug one end of the charging cable into the battery.
    Charging cable plugged into drone battery.
  2. If you have more than one battery, plug the charging cable into the charging hub instead.
    Charging cable plugged in drone battery charging hub.
  3. Then plug your batteries into the charging hub.
    Drone battery plugged in to charging hub.
  4. Plug the bigger end of the provided USB cable into the charger and the smaller end into the remote control.
    USB cable plugged into drone battery charger and remote control.
  5. Connect the charger to a power outlet to start charging.
  6. You will see the lights on the batteries scrolling until they will turn off, meaning they are fully charged. The remote control will show the charging percentage on the screen.
    Drone battery and remote control charging.

2 Unfold Drone

  1. Hold the drone top side up and start with the front arms.
  2. Pull the front arms outwards.
    Arrow showing front arm unfolding direction.
  3. Pull or push the rear arms downwards and they will twist outwards ending with the propellers on top.
    Arrow showing rear arm unfolding direction.
  4. Remove the gimbal cover and the gimbal clamp.
    Gimbal cover being removed from drone.

3 Connect Mobile Device to RC

Depending on the size of your mobile device and where the connection port is located on it, there are two ways to connect it to the remote control:

Using the Clamp Connector

  1. Unfold the mobile device clamps.
    RC being unfolded.
  2. Align the side connector on the left clamp with the port on the mobile device.
    Side connector on RC highlighted and slide direction pointed out.
  3. If your mobile device has a home button in the middle, make sure it's positioned between the bigger teeth of the clamp.
    Clamp teeth pointed out, to properly position mobile device.
  4. Insert the mobile device into the left clamp first, then into the right clamp to secure it.
    Arrows pointing how to fold the clamps.

Using the Extension Cable

  1. Unfold the mobile device clamps.
    RC being unfolded.
  2. Push the side connector into the outward position on the left clamp.
    Side connector positions on left clamp of RC.
  3. Disconnect side cable from the remote controller.
    Side cable disconnected from the remote controller.
  4. Connect the provided USB cable into the bottom port of the remote controller.
    USB cable plugged into bottom of remote controller.
  5. Insert the mobile device into one of the clamps first, then into the other one to secure it.
    Mobile device being inserted into remote controller clamps.
  6. Connect the Micro USB end of the cable into the side port of the mobile device.
    Micro USB connector being plugged into side mobile device.

4 Turn On RC & Drone

To complete the following steps, you will need both your remote control and drone handy.

On the Remote Control

  1. Press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Make sure the rubber and plastic gimbal covers and gimbal clamp are removed, and the drone is unfolded so the gimbal and propellers can move freely during the warm-up process.
    Gimbal rubber and plastic covers, gimbal clamp removed from drone.
  2. Press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on top of drone.

5 Launch App

  1. Launch the DJI GO 4 app on your mobile device.
    DJI GO 4.
  2. If you're not logged in, tap Sign In.
    Sign In button highlighted in mobile app.
  3. Fill in your account information and tap Sign In.
    Login fields and Sing In button highlighted on mobile app login prompt.

6 Activate Mavic Pro

  1. The DJI GO 4 app will prompt you to activate your drone. Tap Next to proceed.
    Next button highlighted activation prompt.
  2. Type in a Name for your drone, then tap Continue.
    Name entry field and Continue option highlighted in activation step.
  3. Choose a control mode for the remote. Tap each Mode to see it's layout below, then tap Continue when you're set.
    Control modes and Continue option highlighted in activation step.
  4. Set the functions for the customizable buttons on the remote control then tap Continue.
    Customizable buttons' functions and Continue option highlighted in activation step.
  5. You'll be shown an explanation of the elements diplayed on the remote control LCD screen. Tap Continue when you're ready to proceed.
    Continue option highlighted on LCD display explanatory screen in activation step.
  6. Choose your preferred Measurement System, Video Standard then tap Continue.
    Measurement system choices, video output choices and Continue option highlighted in activation step.
  7. If this is your first time flying a drone, it's recommended you leave Beginner Mode turned on, otherwise you can turn it off. Tap Continue to proceed.
    Beginner Mode toggle switch and Continue option highlighted in activation step.
  8. The email address used for your account will be filled in automatically. Confirm it and tap Activate.
    Email entry field and Activate button highlighted in activation step.
  9. You'll be shown a confirmation screen once your drone is activated. Tap Continue to finish.
    Continue option highlighted on drone activation confirmation screen.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to set up your DJI Mavic Pro drone, including the following:
    • Charging the batteries for your drone and remote control
    • Connecting the remote control to your mobile device
    • Activating the drone with the DJI GO 4 app
  1. Plug one end of the charging cable into the battery.
    Charging cable plugged into drone battery.
  2. If you have more than one battery, plug the charging cable into the charging hub instead.
    Charging cable plugged in drone battery charging hub.
  3. Then plug your batteries into the charging hub.
    Drone battery plugged in to charging hub.
  4. Plug the bigger end of the provided USB cable into the charger and the smaller end into the remote control.
    USB cable plugged into drone battery charger and remote control.
  5. Connect the charger to a power outlet to start charging.
  6. You will see the lights on the batteries scrolling until they will turn off, meaning they are fully charged. The remote control will show the charging percentage on the screen.
    Drone battery and remote control charging.
  1. Hold the drone top side up and start with the front arms.
  2. Pull the front arms outwards.
    Arrow showing front arm unfolding direction.
  3. Pull or push the rear arms downwards and they will twist outwards ending with the propellers on top.
    Arrow showing rear arm unfolding direction.
  4. Remove the gimbal cover and the gimbal clamp.
    Gimbal cover being removed from drone.

Depending on the size of your mobile device and where the connection port is located on it, there are two ways to connect it to the remote control:

Using the Clamp Connector

  1. Unfold the mobile device clamps.
    RC being unfolded.
  2. Align the side connector on the left clamp with the port on the mobile device.
    Side connector on RC highlighted and slide direction pointed out.
  3. If your mobile device has a home button in the middle, make sure it's positioned between the bigger teeth of the clamp.
    Clamp teeth pointed out, to properly position mobile device.
  4. Insert the mobile device into the left clamp first, then into the right clamp to secure it.
    Arrows pointing how to fold the clamps.

Using the Extension Cable

  1. Unfold the mobile device clamps.
    RC being unfolded.
  2. Push the side connector into the outward position on the left clamp.
    Side connector positions on left clamp of RC.
  3. Disconnect side cable from the remote controller.
    Side cable disconnected from the remote controller.
  4. Connect the provided USB cable into the bottom port of the remote controller.
    USB cable plugged into bottom of remote controller.
  5. Insert the mobile device into one of the clamps first, then into the other one to secure it.
    Mobile device being inserted into remote controller clamps.
  6. Connect the Micro USB end of the cable into the side port of the mobile device.
    Micro USB connector being plugged into side mobile device.

To complete the following steps, you will need both your remote control and drone handy.

On the Remote Control

  1. Press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Make sure the rubber and plastic gimbal covers and gimbal clamp are removed, and the drone is unfolded so the gimbal and propellers can move freely during the warm-up process.
    Gimbal rubber and plastic covers, gimbal clamp removed from drone.
  2. Press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
    Power button highlighted on top of drone.
  1. Launch the DJI GO 4 app on your mobile device.
    DJI GO 4.
  2. If you're not logged in, tap Sign In.
    Sign In button highlighted in mobile app.
  3. Fill in your account information and tap Sign In.
    Login fields and Sing In button highlighted on mobile app login prompt.
  1. The DJI GO 4 app will prompt you to activate your drone. Tap Next to proceed.
    Next button highlighted activation prompt.
  2. Type in a Name for your drone, then tap Continue.
    Name entry field and Continue option highlighted in activation step.
  3. Choose a control mode for the remote. Tap each Mode to see it's layout below, then tap Continue when you're set.
    Control modes and Continue option highlighted in activation step.
  4. Set the functions for the customizable buttons on the remote control then tap Continue.
    Customizable buttons' functions and Continue option highlighted in activation step.
  5. You'll be shown an explanation of the elements diplayed on the remote control LCD screen. Tap Continue when you're ready to proceed.
    Continue option highlighted on LCD display explanatory screen in activation step.
  6. Choose your preferred Measurement System, Video Standard then tap Continue.
    Measurement system choices, video output choices and Continue option highlighted in activation step.
  7. If this is your first time flying a drone, it's recommended you leave Beginner Mode turned on, otherwise you can turn it off. Tap Continue to proceed.
    Beginner Mode toggle switch and Continue option highlighted in activation step.
  8. The email address used for your account will be filled in automatically. Confirm it and tap Activate.
    Email entry field and Activate button highlighted in activation step.
  9. You'll be shown a confirmation screen once your drone is activated. Tap Continue to finish.
    Continue option highlighted on drone activation confirmation screen.
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