DJI Mini 4 pro

A Beginner’s Guide to DJI Mini 4 Pro

Wondering how to power on, activate, and charge DJI Mini 4 Pro upon receipt of the drone? How to ensure safe flight? If you’ve recently purchased Mini 4 Pro, Congratulations! This guide is designed to take you through everything you need to know about the drone from zero to hero when it comes to aerial creation.

What’s In the Box?

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Charging Instructions


Fully charge the Intelligent Flight Battery before each use. It is recommended to use the charging devices provided by DJI, such as DJI Mini 3 Series Two-Way Charging HubDJI 30W USB-C Charger, or other USB Power Delivery chargers. Please follow the instructions provided below to properly charge the Intelligent Flight Battery and remote controller:

The battery cannot be charged if the aircraft is powered on.

Charging Duration

During the charging process, the battery level LEDs of both the Intelligent Flight Battery and remote controller will blink sequentially, indicating the current battery level. Once all the battery level LEDs are off, it indicates that the battery is fully charged and charging is complete. Please disconnect the aircraft and charger.


DJI 30W USB-C Charger


9V/3A USB Charger


5V/2A USB Charger


DJI Mini 4 Pro Intelligent Flight Battery

Connecting the aircraft with the battery mounted: Approx. 70 min;              Using the Battery Charging Hub: Approx. 58 min




DJI Mini 3 Series Intelligent Flight Battery Plus (Compatible)

Connecting the aircraft with the battery mounted: Approx. 101 min;           Using the Battery Charging Hub: Approx. 78 min







150 min



90 min


Battery Maintenance

The battery automatically checks the voltage differences between battery cells and decides whether maintenance is required. In case of a significant voltage difference requiring maintenance, after the battery is inserted into the aircraft and powered on, the aircraft will not be able to take off, and a prompt for maintenance will appear in DJI Fly. Upon receiving the battery maintenance prompt in the app, follow the instructions to fully charge the battery and let it stand still for 48 hours.

For more information on battery maintenance, please refer to the Battery Daily Maintenance Guide.

Activating Your Device

Prior to utilizing all functionalities of DJI Mini 4 Pro, it is essential to activate the product through DJI Fly during the initial usage.

Attaching and Removing the Gimbal Protector

Please remove the gimbal protector before powering on your aircraft to prevent any damage to the gimbal motor. Failure to remove the gimbal protector may also pose a serious risk to flight safety.

Removing the Gimbal Protector

Attaching the Gimbal Protector

mini 4 attach gimbal protection

Powering on/off the Device

Press, and then press and hold the Power button on the aircraft or remote controller to power on or off the device.

Activating the Remote Controller

Remove the control sticks from their storage slots on the remote controller and screw them into place. Power on the remote controller and follow the on-screen prompts to activate the remote controller.

Downloading DJI Fly

When using the DJI RC-N2 remote controller, click to download the DJI Fly app onto your mobile device for use.  

Connection and Linking

The remote controller is already linked to the aircraft when purchased together as a combo. Therefore, you can directly power on and activate your device for usage.

If a USB connection prompt appears when an Android mobile device is used with DJI RC-N2, select the option to charge only. Other options may cause the connection to fail.

Activating the Aircraft

DJI Mini 4 Pro requires activation with DJI Fly before first use. After powering on the aircraft and remote controller, run DJI Fly, and follow the on-screen prompts to activate DJI Mini 4 Pro. An internet connection is required for activation.

For an overview of how to activate your device, watch the video below:

Basic Use

Attaching and Detaching the Propellers

Camera drones have two types of propellers and motors: CW and CCW, which are designed to spin in different directions. Marks are used to indicate which propellers should be attached to which motors.

Attach the marked propellers to the marked motors, and the unmarked propellers to the motors without marks.

To learn more about how to attach or detach the propellers, check the video:  

First Flight

After the aircraft and remote controller are activated, please watch the video to get easy-to-use operations before you head out to fly.

Firmware Update

A prompt will appear in the DJI Fly app if a new firmware is available. Follow the on-screen instructions to update the firmware. The DJI RC 2 remote controller or mobile device must be connected to the internet during firmware update.

Advanced Usage

Portrait Mode

The camera will rotate 90 degrees when switching to the Portrait mode, for shooting portrait footage. (Portrait mode is not supported when using Pano or the Asteroid shooting mode in QuickShots.)

To gain a comprehensive understanding of recording in the Portrait mode, please watch the video below:


DJI Mini 4 Pro supports Panorama shooting mode, including Sphere, 180°, Wide Angle, and Vertical.

Watch this video to know more about the Panorama function:


FocusTrack includes Spotlight, Point of Interest, and ActiveTrack. 

For an overview of how to use FocusTrack, watch the video below:


The MasterShots mode allows DJI Mini 4 Pro to automatically perform diverse camera movements, shoot and edit multiple clips, and generate a short cinematic video.

Refer to this video for using MasterShots:


QuickShots shooting modes include Dronie, Rocket, Circle, Helix, Boomerang, and Asteroid.

For an overview of how to use QuickShots, watch the video below:


Hyperlapse shooting modes include Free, Circle, Course Lock, and Waypoint.

For an overview of how to use Hyperlapse, watch the video below:

Waypoint Flight

Waypoint Flight brings automated flight experience. The aircraft can capture images during a flight according to the waypoint flight route generated by the preset waypoints.

Watch this video for more details about Waypoint Flight:

Cruise Control

The cruise control function enables the aircraft to lock the current control stick input of the remote controller when conditions permit. Without the need to continually move the control sticks, long distance flights become more effortless.

Watch this video for more details about Cruise Control:

Storing and Exporting Footage

Installing and Removing a Memory Card

Upon receiving your purchased memory card, you will also find a card holder that doubles as a memory card adapter, which is designed to seamlessly connect the TF slot of a computer, enabling easy transfer of footage. Please note that the memory card is inserted into the aircraft without the card adapter.

Click to learn more about Installation and Removal of Drone Storage Card.

Storing Photos and Videos


Memory Card Not Inserted

Memory Card Inserted

DJI Mini 4 Pro

Store to the internal storage of the aircraft. (Built-in 2GB)

Choose to save to the internal storage or microSD card.


Store to the internal storage of the aircraft. (Built-in 32GB)

Choose to save to the internal storage or microSD card.

1. A UHS-I Speed Grade 3 rating or above microSD card is required due to the fast read and write speeds necessary for high-resolution videos and photos. Click to check more information about recommended microSD cards of DJI Mini 4 Pro.

2. DJI Mini 4 Pro supports QuickTransfer, enabling fast downloads of drone footage directly to your mobile device. If you do not require screen recording, there is no need to insert a microSD card into the remote controller. Click to learn about the recommended microSD cards for DJI RC 2.

Exporting Photos and Videos

1. Use QuickTransfer to export the footage to a mobile phone.

2. Connect the aircraft to a computer using a data cable, export the footage in the internal storage of the aircraft or in the microSD card mounted on the aircraft. The aircraft does not need to be powered on during the exporting process.

3. Remove the microSD card from the aircraft and insert it into a card reader, and export the footage in the microSD card through the card reader.

Click on Aircraft Photo or Video Files Export Guide for a step-by-step guide to exporting photos or videos from the aircraft.

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