How to Set Up Peripherals for DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to set up peripherals for you DJI Drone.

? What peripheral would you like to set up?

  1. Link a remote control with the drone
  2. Connect a mobile device with the remote control
  3. Set up an extra battery
  4. Set up the DJI Goggles

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to set up peripherals for you DJI 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 gimbal cover is removed so the gimbal can move freely during the warm-up process.
    Gimbal cover being 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 back of drone.

The remote control is linked with the drone out of the box. They only need to be linked if you can no longer pilot the drone with the remote control.

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

Ensure the drone and remote control are close to each other.

On the Remote Control

  1. Press and hold the customizable C1 and C2 buttons and the Record button simultaneously until the remote control starts beeping.
    Linking buttons highlighted on remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Locate the Link button on the left side of the drone, then press and hold it with a pin for two seconds.
    Link button highlighted on side of drone.

On the Remote Control

  1. The drone and remote control will be linked when the Status Indicator light turns solid green.
    Remote control status indicator pointed out.

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 gimbal cover is removed so the gimbal can move freely during the warm-up process.
    Gimbal cover being 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 back of drone.
  1. Unfold the mobile device holder.
    Mobile device holder on remote control being unfolded.
  2. Press the release button (1) on the holder and extend the clamp (2). If you're using a smartphone, unfold the supporting arms (3) as well.
    Release button highlighted and arrows showing how to extend holder and unfold supporting arms.
  3. Place your mobile device into the holder and secure it by pressing down the clamp.
    Arrow showing  closing of the holder clamp.
  4. Plug the small end of the provided USB cable into your mobile device.
    USB cable being plugged into mobile device.
  5. Then plug the other end of the same cable into the USB port on the rear of the remote control.
    USB port highlighted on rear of remote control.
To set up extra batteries for a DJI drone, they have to be fully charged and updated to be compatible with the drone.
  1. Plug the charger into a power outlet.
    DJI Phantom 4 charger.
  2. Plug the battery charging cable into the battery.
    Charging cable connected to battery.
  3. If you have more than one battery, plug them all into the charging hub.
    Drone batteries plugged into charging hub.
  4. You will see the battery indicator lights on the battery scrolling until they will turn off meaning it is fully charged.

To reseat or replace the battery you have to perform the same steps:

  1. Notice the buckles on the upper and lower sides of the battery.
    Buckles highlighted on DJI Phantom 4 battery.
  2. Place the back of your hands against the arms of the drone, to use them as leverage, and your index fingers and thumbs on the buckles.
    Placement of hands shown for easy battery removal procedure.
  3. Squeeze the buckles and pull the battery towards you.
    Pulling the battery out of the drone.
  4. Wait 10 seconds.
  5. Slide in the same or replacement battery with the power button on the right side.
    Sliding in battery into drone.
  6. Grab the arms of the drone with your fingers for leverage and push the battery with your thumbs downward and to the right until you hear a click.
    Battery locking direction pointed out.
  1. Make sure the gimbal cover is removed so the gimbal can move freely during the warm-up process.
    Gimbal cover being 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 back of drone.
  1. Plug the smaller connector of the provided USB-OTG adapter into the left side of the drone.
    USB-OTG cable plugged into drone.
  2. Plug the smaller end of the provided USB cable into your mobile device.
    USB cable being plugged into tablet.
  3. Plug the other end of the same cable into the USB-OTG adapter.
    Connection
  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.

The drone is powered by an intelligent battery which updates together with the drone. If you have any extra batteries, you will need to insert them one by one into the drone and check if they need to be updated to be compatible with the drone.

Depending on which DJI drone you have, the connected device may show a different name and image. However, the following procedure is the same for all DJI drones.

  1. Replace the drone's battery.
  2. The DJI GO 4 app will be notify you if the battery's firmware is incompatible with the drone's firmware and needs to be updated. Slide the switch to the right side to initiate the update.
    Slider highlighted and sliding direction pointed out.
  3. The app will notify you the update is in progress.

    Do not turn off the drone and remote control or exit the mobile app during the update.

    Update in progress.
  4. Then it will notify you the update was completed.
    Update completed.
  1. To turn off the drone, press and release the power button then press it again quickly and hold it until the lights turn off.
    Power button highlighted on back of drone.
  2. To turn it back on, press and release the power button then press it again quickly and hold it until you hear it make the initialization sound.
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  1. Make sure the headband is firmly connected to the goggles body.
    Arrow showing how to connect headband to goggles body.
  2. Plug the smaller end of the provided USB cable into the headband.
    Micro USB port highlighted on goggles headband.
  3. Plug the other end of the same cable into the charger then plug the charger into a power outlet.
    USB charger plugged in
  4. The battery indicator lights will start scrolling until they turn off meaning the goggles are charged.
    Battery indicator lights are lit on goggles.
  1. Launch the DJI Assistant 2 app.
    DJI Assistant 2.
  2. If you don't see your email address in the top right corner, click Login.
    Login highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  3. Fill in your DJI account information then click Sign In.
    Login prompt highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  1. Press and release the power button, then press it again quickly and hold it for about two seconds to turn on the goggles.
    Power button highlighted on goggles.
  2. Put on the goggles.
    Goggles being put on.
  3. Navigate the goggles interface using the touch panel on the right side. Swipe with one finger up, down, front (for right) and back (for left) to move the selection and tap to choose the selected option.
    Touch panel highlighted on right side of the goggles.
  4. Choose your preferred Language.
    Language selection screen in goggles menu.
  5. Select Next on the Welcome screen.
    Next option highlighted on Welcome screen of goggles interface.
  6. Read the Terms of Use, check the box to accept them and select Next.
    Checkbox pointed out and Next option highlighted on Terms of Use screen.
  7. For the activation type, choose With DJI Assistant 2 then select Next.
    With DJI Assistant 2 and Next options highlighted on Activation Type screen.
  8. Take off the goggles.
    Goggles interface instructing to take them off.
  9. Plug the smaller end of the provided USB cable into the headband.
    Micro USB cable being plugged into goggles headband.
  10. Plug the other end of the same cable into the computer.
    USB cable being plugged into computer.
  1. In the DJI Assistant 2 app, select your goggles under Connected Devices.
    Goggles highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  2. You will be prompted to activate the goggles. Click Start Activation.
    Start Activation option highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  3. Make sure your DJI account information is correct and click Confirm Your Account.
    Confirm Your Account option highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  4. Once the goggles are activated, click Complete to finish.
    Complete option highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  1. In the DJI Assistant 2 app, select your goggles under Connected Devices.
    Goggles highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  2. Look for the Latest Version available in the Firmware List and click Upgrade.
    Latest Version pointed out and Upgrade button highlighted in Firmware List of DJI Assistant 2.
  3. Click Start Update.
    Start Update option highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  4. Wait for the update to complete. The process may take several minutes to finish.

    Do not turn off or disconnect the goggles or exit the app during the update.

    Goggles firmware update in progress.
  5. Once the update is completed, click Back to finish.
    Back button highlighted in DJI Assistant 2.
  1. Plug the smaller end of the provided USB cable into the headband.
    Micro USB cable plugged into goggles.
  2. Plug the other end of the same cable into the USB port on the rear of the remote control.
    USB port highlighted on rear of remote control.
  3. Once the devices are powered on, you should see the live view of the drone camera in the goggles.

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 gimbal cover is removed so the gimbal can move freely during the warm-up process.
    Gimbal cover being 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 back of drone.

The remote control is linked with the drone out of the box. They only need to be linked if you can no longer pilot the drone with the remote control.

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

Ensure the drone and remote control are close to each other.

On the Remote Control

  1. Press and hold the customizable C1 and C2 buttons and the Record button simultaneously until the remote control starts beeping.
    Linking buttons highlighted on remote control.

On the Drone

  1. Locate the Link button on the left side of the drone, then press and hold it with a pin for two seconds.
    Link button highlighted on side of drone.

On the Remote Control

  1. The drone and remote control will be linked when the Status Indicator light turns solid green.
    Remote control status indicator pointed out.
Show Me How

Clicking this button will open a new guide that will provide you with steps to resolve your issue.

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Clicking this button will open a new guide that will provide you with steps to resolve your issue.

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