Learn the basics of the DJI Go 4

Last updated on

April 20, 2018


If you’ve recently purchased a DJI drone then you may need to know the basics of the DJI Go 4 app. In today’s blog, we will show you the basics to ensure you’re ready to take to the skies!

The DJI Go app works in conjunction with the controllers for the following DJI drones:

Camera for the DJI Go 4

When you’re flying your drone, this is where you will spend most of your time. The icons around the screen are related to different settings when tapped:

  1. System Status: This shows you the aircraft flight status, as well as displaying various warning messages.
  2. Obstacle Detection Status: Red bars will be displayed when an obstacle comes close to the aircraft. Orange bars will be shown when obstacles are within the detection range.
  3. Battery Level Indicator: The battery level indicator provides you with a dynamic display of the battery level. The coloured zones indicate the power levels needed to carry out the different functions. 
  4. Flight Mode: The text next to this icon indicated the current fight mode. Tap to configure the main controller settings. These will allow you to modify the flight limits, as well as setting the gain values.
  5. GPS Signal Strength: This feature shows the current number of connected GPS satellites.  The white bar also indicates adequate GPS signal.
  6. 3D Sensing System Status: Tap this icon if you need to enable or disable features provided by the 3D sensing system.
  7. Wi-Fi Settings: Tap this icon to enter the Wi-Fi settings.
  8. Battery Level: This icon shows the current battery level. Tap to view the battery information menu, set the various battery warnings threshold, and view the battery warning history
  9. General Settings: Tap to enter the general settings menu for settings, metrics, enabling live streaming, and displaying flight routes and so on
  10. Gimbal Slide: Displays the pitch of the gimbal
  11. Photo/Video Toggle: Tap to switch between photo and video recording modes.
  12. Shoot/Record Button: Tap to start shooting photos or recording video.
  13. Camera Settings: Tap to enter camera settings menu
  14. Playback: Tap to enter the Playback page and preview the photos and videos as soon as they are captured.
  15. Flight Telemetry: This area displays flight information such as flying speed
  16. Virtual Joystick: Tap this to display the virtual joysticks to control the aircraft via the touchscreen on your mobile device
  17. Intelligent Flight Mode: Tap to select Intelligent Flight mode
  18. Smart RTH: Initiate RTH procedure. Tap to have the aircraft return to the last recorded home point
  19. Auto Take Off/ Landing: Tap to initiate auto take-off or landing
  20. Back: Tap this icon to return to the main menu.

System Status:

When entering the camera mode on your DJI Go 4, this bar will be one of three colours: green, yellow, or red.


You have a strong GPS connection, you are ready to fly.


Fly with caution, as the drone may be in ATTI mode meaning it doesn’t have enough GPS signal to maintain a stable position.


The drone cannot fly, therefore you will be prompted to take action.

When the status bar is tapped, it will bring up a overview of the aircraft systems:

Battery Level:

This quite simply indicates the battery level. The line gets shorter as the battery levels drop. The first dot on the left is when the drone will automatically land due to low power. The second dot is when the app will try to activate RTH. The yellow H represent your home point. It moves along the line to show how much power you will need to get your drone back home.

We hope our guide helps you to navigate around the DJI Go 4 app, for any more help or general enquiries, don’t hesitate to call us on 0330 111 7177.

M600 TB47S
Rachel Shardlow

DJI Matrice 600 or Inspire 2? Choosing the right drone for your business

Rachel Shardlow

Introducing the New DJI Wind 4

Predator Thermal Imagery camera
Public Safety
Beth Jackson

Top Thermal Camera’s for Inspection and Public Safety

WingtraOne Taking to the skies
Surveying & Construction
Rachel Shardlow

Wingtra Sets New Benchmark in Drone Photogrammetry

Rachel Shardlow

Using Drones for Good: Part 2: Emergency Services

Latest News
Beth Jackson

Drones For Livestock Management – Drones For Good

Surveying & Construction
Rachel Shardlow

Is UAV LiDAR the Next Big Thing for Surveying?

Elios 2 in a tunnel
Asset Integrity & Inspection
Rachel Shardlow

Drones For Internal Inspection: Access All Areas

Surveying & Construction
Rachel Shardlow

An In-Depth Look at the Mavic 2 Enterprise

Latest News
Lucy Eccles

PWC Skies without limits 2.0. Read about the future of commercial drones


No products in the basket.